Gas prices a week ago were $1.87 a gallon, not saying it's cheap but it was a little easier then the new$1.94-$1.99 range, what is it going to be next week? I only started reading the threads about the forewarning of gasoline prices the other day and am kicking myself for not starting to read sooner. I have a Dodge Durango V8, 5.9liter I bought in Jan. it has a 20 gallon tank...I travel 30 miles a day one way so 60 miles round trip, at 15.3mpg, that is 4 gallons of gasoline per day !! Argh! Frustrating. I need the veh, 4wd, capacity etc. thankfuly my husband's parents are giving us their pontiac Grand Prix(just bought a new one) so that should help a little. What are you all doing about this? I read about people stocking up on grain, food etc. I think we may be doing that, we buy our feed w/o using an account but I think maybe either starting one and stocking up, or finding someone who will do large bulk shipments would be good. We actually have a small about 12ft tall silo on the property. And I have every intention of planting plenty of veggies and canning like crazy this summer. And we should have our own meat this summer with chickens, pigs probally won't be ready until fall, and we get our beef from friends. We have a wood stove so no problem there with heat and if I have to convert to that for cooking I won't mind, we actually used it for cooking sometimes this winter. What about solar? Does anyone use solar? If so for what, how, and why? What else is everyone doing to help conserve costs. I posted the other day about outrageous grocery prices as well, with inflating gas prices our food will consiquently be raised even further. What is everyone doing about this? Please give suggestions, and I hope we can all help each other out on this one. I knew we'll all be feeling the crunch if we aren't already. I didn't start complaining until I saw $1.99, can't wait for summer time We don't rely on tracors, we are only 7 acres and a good section is woods. We have our small(hopefully we'll be able to use some more property) field which our horse, donkeys and sheep on. Pigs do most of our tilling, clearing efforts without use of a tractor or lawn mower. We try to do as much manual labor as possible. We do like to drive, but hopefully we'll be able to cut down on that for the time, I doubt we'll have a choice. Please let me know what ya'll are doing, and how you all do it. Look forward to lot's of good ideas and discussions, thanks!