posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 10:49 AM
This is along the same lines as emission controls/inspection for cars in cities.
Where I live the population is so low we don't have emissions or safety inspection. You'd laugh at the POS vehicles that go down our road. We can
ride a horse to town if we want.
The availability of affordable wood stoves could become a problem but a local guy here builds them. We bought the iron/materials, he designed it,
built it for a little cash/barter. We love our stove, it's all we have for heat.
Ours is lined with firebrick so we can burn coal. It can be dug out of the ground for free, lots of old coal mines here. We don't like to burn it
because it stinks but it's good to know we can use it in a pinch.
Pinon pine is our wood of choice. It emits very little smoke, burns hot and smells heavenly. Pine beetles killed off huge stands of pinon here, we'll
have firewood for decades.
Cities simply have too many restrictions/PC BS for us. We'll take our inferior infrastructure and inferior everything else any day. There's a price
for living in a huge money making metropolis and we don't think it's worth it.
The only problem I can see for us could be homeowners insurance. Right now they don't hassle us, we already pay a high rate because of our volunteer
fire dept./high wild fire risk. Without local emission controls I don't think they can come down on us too hard. That could change but very little
has changed here since my dad was a kid, he's 83.
If you're sick of city BS get out of dodge fast because imo cities are only getting worse and more unaffordable. Lots of families are relocating to
our area. Some are coming because of Colorado's recent change in a law I won't mention and others are simply being priced out of cities.