I went into town and did a little shopping at Walmart. And stopped on the way out of town and filled up one of my propane tanks, it was $2.58 a gallon which isn't bad for around here. That tank only lasted about 20 days instead of my normal 30. Most of my propane use is fairly consistent from month to month. I use about the same amount of propane for cooking, and the refrigerator uses about the same amount to stay cold, so the biggest variable is heating, so when my propane runs out in 20 days instead of 30 it tells me that it's been kind of chilly around here.
Still I guess you could say that it's pretty reasonable to pay less than $30 a month to heat your home in the coldest month of the year. Of course being in Texas means is not all that cold, and that's why I'm here and not back in Colorado.
I'm going to be leaving here sometime next week, I don't know when yet because I'm waiting on some General Delivery mail. I'll be going to Seminole Canyon State Park from here, and after a couple weeks there I'm planning on going to Big Bend national Park. Those plans are highly variable and can change on a whim because I still don't make up my mind until the day I leave.
I've been told by an expert, that would be the old fat man, that once I start heading to Big Bend there's few if any places to buy supplies, so I need to stock up in Del Rio. I don't think I've ever had to "stock up" before. Yeah I've been boondocked maybe 10 miles from town before but never so far away from shopping that I've had to "stock up" so this will be a completely new experience. Instead of filling my tank with water and buying some beer, I'm thinking of filling my water tank with beer and buying some water. Drastic situations call for drastic measures.
Infrared picture of a small grove of trees at the San Pedro boondocking area Del Rio Texas