I got to thinking about long term options without oil or gas and remembered that the world once ran on steam. I think a person could build a small boiler and generation system for their home to charge batteries and stuff but keeping the boiler charged 24/7 maybe a problem. We have plenty of wood for fuel and water wouldn't to hard to get. I think in community concerns that local mill boilers could be converted to provide low power to everyone but this would take a long time to accomplish as well as lots of team work and ingenuity. You guys this is a viable option or am I just nuts?