Is past winter my wife and I felt we got very lucky. It seemed every area around us at least temporarily lost power. This year my wife is pregnant and we don't want to press our luck. We have decided to get two backup sources of emergency heating.
The first is to repair our fireplace. The hearthstone was cracked when we bought the house a year ago and here is some chimney work needed as well. We're uncertain how soon this work will be done simple due to the costs (and other pressing household repairs).
The second (and why I am writing) is a kerosene space heater. I have a good handle on picking out the heater itself, but I'm concerned with how to store the fuel and how much. How much should I keep as an emergency supply? How much can I safely store in my garage/basement? What is the better location to store it in? What should I store it in?
Any help or resources would be appreciated.