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jdlh8894 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-06-07 01:59 PM
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42. Forever
My great grand-parents and grand-parents lived w/o gasoline . I think I can do the same.
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  -How long could you survive if private gas sales ceased? taterguy  Jun-06-07 01:26 PM   #0 
  - I don't even have a car, so pretty far, I suppose.  Vash the Stampede   Jun-06-07 01:27 PM   #1 
  - how would public transport get gas?  onenote   Jun-06-07 01:31 PM   # 
  - Uhm, the electric rails don't use gas.  Vash the Stampede   Jun-06-07 01:33 PM   #21 
     - but public buses  sabbat hunter   Jun-06-07 01:46 PM   #32 
  - It'd be like Kenmore after a Sox game  SallyMander   Jun-06-07 01:32 PM   #15 
  - I'd be ok because I walk to work and we are near a grocery store  WindRavenX   Jun-06-07 01:28 PM   #2 
  - and how would the grocery store get re-stocked?  onenote   Jun-06-07 01:30 PM   #8 
  - lol didn't even think of that  WindRavenX   Jun-06-07 01:51 PM   #38 
  - By hang gliders, of course :-)  firefox_fan   Jun-06-07 02:00 PM   #43 
  - the grocery stores would get restocked because commercial vehicles could still buy gas  fishwax   Jun-06-07 02:14 PM   #48 
  - That'd be the killer.  spoony   Jun-07-07 08:32 AM   #101 
  - how are they supposed to get food to the grocery store if there  wildhorses   Jun-06-07 01:30 PM   #10 
     - commercial vehicles can still buy gas  fishwax   Jun-06-07 02:15 PM   #49 
  - I'd be fine until I was fired  demnan   Jun-06-07 01:28 PM   #3 
  - What do gas sales have to do with your employment?  taterguy   Jun-06-07 01:29 PM   #6 
     - Tourism would affect everybody  sandnsea   Jun-06-07 01:50 PM   #37 
     - In my case, I have a 30 mile commute  EstimatedProphet   Jun-06-07 09:05 PM   #72 
     - According to Taterguy, anyone who can't  libnnc   Jun-06-07 11:17 PM   #82 
        - You've had similar conversations!  xmas74   Jun-06-07 11:39 PM   #84 
        - Baahahahaha!  Blue-Jay   Jun-07-07 01:36 AM   #95 
     - The poster probably has to commute to work everyday.  xmas74   Jun-06-07 11:38 PM   #83 
     - The semi trucks at the factory I work at burn diesel  NickB79   Jun-07-07 02:46 AM   #97 
  - Well gasoline is an essential part of my diet, so I would die within 24 hours.  BlooInBloo   Jun-06-07 01:28 PM   #4 
  - no more than a day or two  onenote   Jun-06-07 01:29 PM   #5 
  - Ok, amend my little hypothetical to only ban retail sales to individuals  taterguy   Jun-06-07 01:30 PM   #9 
     - Go back to the 70's  jdlh8894   Jun-06-07 01:33 PM   #22 
     - Oh god that's worse than no gas!!! please no bell bottoms or "leisure suits". nt  Javaman   Jun-06-07 03:14 PM   #65 
        - Or brown/yellow/orange plaid patterned shirts and ties.  susanna   Jun-06-07 09:35 PM   #77 
     - assuming that such a distinction could work  onenote   Jun-06-07 01:35 PM   #26 
  - Three mile bike ride to work, three blocks to the grocery store.  Buzz Clik   Jun-06-07 01:29 PM   #7 
  - 7-mile bike ride to work, two blocks to the grocery. n/t  susanna   Jun-06-07 09:37 PM   #78 
  - We'd all go hungry in a week.  porphyrian   Jun-06-07 01:30 PM   #11 
  - People who live a rural lifestyle wouldn't.  Maddy McCall   Jun-06-07 01:35 PM   #25 
     - Oh, the urbanites would flee into rural areas and take your food during the next week.  porphyrian   Jun-06-07 02:08 PM   #46 
     - LOL  undergroundpanther   Jun-06-07 02:34 PM   #54 
        - Heh, yeah, more good points.  porphyrian   Jun-06-07 02:48 PM   #57 
     - Unfortunately, the SE is in the midst of a major drought right now, and those who are not watering  nealmhughes   Jun-06-07 03:07 PM   #60 
     - We need to change the way we farm in America.  porphyrian   Jun-07-07 09:24 AM   #104 
     - Well, now, I'd ask you to consider this...  susanna   Jun-06-07 09:46 PM   #79 
     - I think that's awesome, susanna.  Maddy McCall   Jun-06-07 10:44 PM   #80 
        - Glad to share it with you!  susanna   Jun-07-07 09:33 PM   #122 
     - We'd survive but we'd be stuck in one spot.  xmas74   Jun-06-07 11:42 PM   #85 
     - Good point.  Maddy McCall   Jun-06-07 11:59 PM   #89 
        - I believe you are correct.  xmas74   Jun-07-07 12:11 AM   #90 
     - I'ld walk to the hardware store  trashcanistanista   Jun-07-07 07:43 PM   #121 
  - Does this include losing power to my house?  Maddy McCall   Jun-06-07 01:31 PM   #12 
  - well I could bike  Johonny   Jun-06-07 01:31 PM   #13 
  - Until the grocery shelves got bare and I'd used the last of  Warpy   Jun-06-07 01:31 PM   #14 
  - Pandemonium  liberal N proud   Jun-06-07 01:32 PM   #16 
  - Based on your later ammendment  SteelPenguin   Jun-06-07 01:33 PM   #17 
  - Big Picture  NeedleCast   Jun-06-07 01:33 PM   #18 
  - Not only that, but the shortages would cause inflation that no one could take.  Sapere aude   Jun-06-07 01:42 PM   #29 
  - What about the deeper implications?  fiziwig   Jun-06-07 01:33 PM   #19 
  - I ride my bike all the time now  watercolors   Jun-06-07 01:33 PM   #20 
  - indefinitely  Lance_Boyle   Jun-06-07 01:35 PM   #23 
  - Good question...  KansDem   Jun-06-07 01:35 PM   #24 
  - I could bike without being killed by a car or gasping from the fumes!  candice   Jun-06-07 01:36 PM   #27 
  - It's not the "inconvenience" though.  Norquist Nemesis   Jun-06-07 01:37 PM   #28 
  - I could last a year  Mojorabbit   Jun-06-07 01:44 PM   #30 
  - How Long Could You Survive If Our Water Supply Ceased?  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jun-06-07 01:45 PM   #31 
  - I could survive for a long time thank you very much  taterguy   Jun-06-07 03:04 PM   #59 
  - Depends on if these dowsing rods work...lol  spoony   Jun-07-07 08:34 AM   #102 
  - there would be  Marblehead   Jun-06-07 01:48 PM   #33 
  - My clients would be destroyed  sandnsea   Jun-06-07 01:48 PM   #34 
  - Oh, about six months, provided that commercial vehicles had enough.  Gormy Cuss   Jun-06-07 01:49 PM   #35 
  - Long enough to buy a bicycle  lapislzi   Jun-06-07 01:50 PM   #36 
  - No problem, I'd start a local delivery business  Deb   Jun-06-07 01:51 PM   #39 
  - It's not cheating if you become a bike courier  taterguy   Jun-06-07 02:48 PM   #56 
  - The country would come to a complete  SheilaT   Jun-06-07 01:55 PM   #40 
  - That depends. If I didn't change any of my habits, I could go about 30 days without  sinkingfeeling   Jun-06-07 01:57 PM   #41 
  - Forever  jdlh8894   Jun-06-07 01:59 PM   #42 
  - You're never going to die? what's your secret? nt  Javaman   Jun-06-07 03:29 PM   #66 
  - It wouldn't take long before....coal fired steam vechicles  LeftHander   Jun-06-07 02:01 PM   #44 
  - It's a fun but shallow question  Tactical Progressive   Jun-06-07 02:02 PM   #45 
  - 100% correct  Locrian   Jun-07-07 10:52 AM   #110 
  - My bike gets nearly 1000 miles per gallon ... of ass lard.  chaska   Jun-06-07 02:12 PM   #47 
  - Lots o' peddlin'  BadgerKid   Jun-06-07 02:29 PM   #53 
     - Hmm, well, I guess I was pretty close to accurate if we're talking about...  chaska   Jun-06-07 03:09 PM   #61 
  - i'd be ok  shanti   Jun-06-07 02:23 PM   #50 
  - I'd be fine  undergroundpanther   Jun-06-07 02:25 PM   #51 
  - Oh fucking fantastic, yet another "I don't use any gas, ever" thread  ComerPerro   Jun-06-07 02:29 PM   #52 
  - I use gas  undergroundpanther   Jun-06-07 02:40 PM   #55 
  - I'm guessing your answer would be "Not very long"  taterguy   Jun-06-07 04:42 PM   #69 
  - Depends  undergroundpanther   Jun-06-07 09:26 PM   #75 
  - You're tired of them too?  xmas74   Jun-06-07 11:50 PM   #86 
     - Seems like someone always shows up boasting about how they don't have a car and therefore use no gas  ComerPerro   Jun-07-07 01:11 AM   #93 
        - Thank you.  xmas74   Jun-07-07 08:29 AM   #99 
  - It would immediately be a major invconvenience, but I would survive  TommyO   Jun-06-07 02:55 PM   #58 
  - My entire community would essentially shut down  yardwork   Jun-06-07 03:11 PM   #62 
  - Are you insane? No one has ever walked five miles and lived to tell the tale  taterguy   Jun-06-07 03:50 PM   #67 
     - LOL! I see that you live in my neck of the woods.  yardwork   Jun-06-07 08:54 PM   #70 
     - LOL I walk five miles easy  undergroundpanther   Jun-06-07 09:31 PM   #76 
        - So do I - I regularly walk five miles or more at a time  yardwork   Jun-07-07 09:54 AM   #109 
  - I would die immediately upon hearing there was no gas...nt  Javaman   Jun-06-07 03:11 PM   #63 
  - Good question  MistressOverdone   Jun-06-07 03:13 PM   #64 
  - I work at home. We can walk to the supermarket.  rucky   Jun-06-07 03:54 PM   #68 
  - I love Lehmans!  Lorien   Jun-06-07 09:07 PM   #74 
  - A long time. I work at home and live downtown.  Lorien   Jun-06-07 09:03 PM   #71 
  - I could go on for a loooooooooooong time, but wouldn't because I would have to give away all my food  lonestarnot   Jun-06-07 09:06 PM   #73 
  - How many pats on the back do you need on this subject?  libnnc   Jun-06-07 10:53 PM   #81 
  - My life takes place within 3 square miles more or less  The Inquisitive   Jun-06-07 11:53 PM   #87 
  - well right now it wouldn't be so bad work wise  recoveringrepublican   Jun-06-07 11:56 PM   #88 
  - I'm biking and taking public trans  sakabatou   Jun-07-07 12:28 AM   #91 
  - I would bike if others weren't driving  Jed Dilligan   Jun-07-07 12:55 AM   #92 
  - I'd be fine. I'd have to bike a couple extra days each week to work, and I'd be  Marr   Jun-07-07 01:14 AM   #94 
  - I would ride my bike.  Blue-Jay   Jun-07-07 01:48 AM   #96 
  - dingdingding!  xmas74   Jun-07-07 08:30 AM   #100 
  - Indefinitely.  MrSlayer   Jun-07-07 03:17 AM   #98 
  - What is your point?  Raskolnik   Jun-07-07 09:17 AM   #103 
  - The point was just to get people thinking about and discussing transportation options  taterguy   Jun-07-07 09:34 AM   #106 
     - Let's cut to the chase then.  Raskolnik   Jun-07-07 09:42 AM   #108 
        - I honestly don't think it's that simple  taterguy   Jun-07-07 10:55 AM   #111 
           - Of course you're subsidized by people using gasoline.  Raskolnik   Jun-07-07 11:33 AM   #112 
              - Thanks for the clarification  taterguy   Jun-07-07 06:07 PM   #114 
  - My husband and I could continue to work and we live close enough  bleedingheart   Jun-07-07 09:30 AM   #105 
  - I'd telecommute more, and I'd bike three miles to a bus...  bunkerbuster1   Jun-07-07 09:35 AM   #107 
  - "survive"? i could survive indefinitely  maxsolomon   Jun-07-07 11:35 AM   #113 
  - Since I'd lose my job pretty quickly  tammywammy   Jun-07-07 06:16 PM   #115 
  - Forever...I hope it happens for real...........nt  Nimrod2005   Jun-07-07 06:17 PM   #116 
  - What do you think would happen? n/t  Raskolnik   Jun-07-07 06:57 PM   #120 
  - I'd go nuts!  danagsk8   Jun-07-07 06:18 PM   #117 
  - No problem. My truck burns diesel, not gas.................  oldhippie   Jun-07-07 06:35 PM   #118 
  - We have emergency stock of oil in this country. I would assume  glowing   Jun-07-07 06:41 PM   #119 
 

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