Someone is always going to be driving somewhere and so gasoline is a sure bet for being around a long time. The problem isn't just gas. The problem is that the industrial output of the modern economy is consuming massive quanities, and this produces dependence. Furthermore, war consumes large amounts of fuel, and their isn't enough napalm to go around.
I was reading a manual for American soldiers caught in a post-nuclear setting. You get it? I'm talking a munual produced by the USA on how to build bombs made from gasoline and heavy car oil. These are improvised weapons designed to kill and maim civilians. Terror bombs.
I was very surprised to find these manuals with these designs on a street corner where some ex-soldier had dumped them. I took them to the local newspaper and gave them to a reporter who worked in the flower and garden home section.
The idea was that you pile up dirt mounds on these mixtures of gas and oil that the army diagrams describe how to mix in an emergency need for this sort of thing. (I guess after a nuclear war you might not have any regulation army poison gas left to kill with, so you make your own.)
I was astonished that this stuff was just laying around curbside for any kid to pick up.
Pray we don't have a nuclear war because the aftermath might be worse than the war itself. Of course the army has tons of nerve-gas, chemical weapons, cluster-bombs, etc. At least they did have alot of cluster-bombs until they depleted the supply by giving them to the Israelis to kill Arabs in Lebanon recently.
Thanks for publishing my story about my time in Maryland. I was in Laural too. There was some guy there from Brazil, and also Joshua WhiteHorse or something like that. What a guy!