It is difficult to generate electricity on a small boat. That is why many boat owners use kerosene stoves. The two most popular choices for boats are propane and kerosene.

The main advantage, to the kerosene stove, is if the boater goes out a lot. The kerosene fuel is less expensive and easier to store.

The occasional boater will prefer propane because it is easier to use and the added cost is not significant when used occasionally.

If you are worried about a natural disaster, it is a good idea to have a boat. That way, if there is a major land disaster, you can find refuge on the water.