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  •  9 yrs old, 28 mph, 221,000 mi (12+ / 0-)

    No jobs in rural areas, but housing in non-rural areas is unaffordable for us, so our mileage is high.

    Our trade-off is to live off-the-grid in a small super-insulated cabin heated with approximately 1 cord of wood per year.

    We want to get better travel-wise but it will require inventing employment where none currently exists.

    Beware the everyday brutality of the averted gaze.

    by mataliandy on Sun Nov 26, 2006 at 09:27:38 AM PST

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    •  Somewhat the same here (1+ / 0-)
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      I have a 10 year old Ford Explorer (2 door, about 23 mpg highway) that just turned 155,000 miles. We heat about 1400 sq ft with 1 cord of softwood per year plus about $50/month worth of electricity (from hydro) 2 or 3 months of the year - we'll probably get that a lot lower this year by burning an extra 1/2 cord of wood.

      We can run our business anywhere we can get phone, FedEx/UPS and internet, and where we live those are just barely available.

      Our footprint is pretty small, but it wouldn't be possible without an SUV. I'm unrepentant.

      In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. - George Orwell

      by badger on Sun Nov 26, 2006 at 01:47:23 PM PST

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