What's the real cost of energy? One of my forum members recently recorded a podcast that really made me think. I've posted it on my blog. Yes, we all wish the price of gas for example was cheaper and there certainly are things our government could do to make it cheaper (drill perhaps?) But have you ever considered what the gas actually does for you? Have you ever considered how much work that gas does for you each time you run it in your car? Have you ever considered how much it would cost you to move your car down the road in a different manner than using gas? Even if you have a hybrid, your car can't run on electricity alone and even that has a cost. How much would it cost you to get to your destination without the use of gas? Even public transportation has a cost and it's limited in it's use most of the time. Say you have to move? What would it cost you to hire others to move you vs. renting that large truck and putting diesel in it? Again, even though it's expensive and taxed way too much, gas and energy does work for us and it's tough to live without it. We preparedness minded people learn ways to use less of it, but would you really want to be without it?