I’m not sure but I think that I have just broken a record as to the lowest amount of cash used for filling my gas tank!
You see, yesterday was payday, so that means that as a course of my running around, I fill the gas tank in the truck and the jerry can for the generator.
I always make sure to top up the gas tank on the generator itself right before payday. This way I have the maximum amount of fuel on board . . . just in case.
What that means, is: a full tank of gas in the truck, a full jerry can for the generator and the generator’s fuel tank is also full.
Well, after doing all that I only purchased 40.69 Litres of fuel at a total cost of $36.17 (That’s 88.9 cents per litre, for anyone who is curious.)
This means that over the last two weeks (technically from January 22nd to February 7th that was all the gasoline that I used for my truck and generator.
As far as propane goes, I only went through one 20 pound tank of propane over that period of time, so all in all not bad.
($36.17 for the Gasoline and $13.00 for the propane . . . so still less than $50.00.)
This is why I freeze my tuchus off, so I don’t have the large utility bills that I had during the first winter.
That was when I ran the generator every night and ran kept the furnace going when I was home.
These days I just bundle up and tough it out, so I can get through to spring and the warmer temperatures. (Tomorrow is coming, today we should see things warm up a bit.)
I have said it before and I will say it again, once you winterize your rig (as in put that special anti-freeze through your water lines) all you have to do is heat yourself.
Your body will generate all the heat you need to stay alive and well. All you have to do is bundle up (in layers preferred) in order to keep that heat in.
I do this not to prove a point or to prove how tough or manly I am, but to get through to the end of this nomadic journey quicker.
I want land, a home and yes a family. In order to have those things, I need to follow through on this nomadic journey, quest if you will, in order to get debt free, and beyond into financial independence.
So, I will continue to tough it out and find ways to live as cheaply as I can, because the cheaper I live now, the shorter I will have to live like I do.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!