I am not planning on going anywhere, but I do have what I think are the ultimate BIVs, older Isuzu diesel pickups, one is two wheel drive, the other is 4x4. They are fuel sippers, and with some mods to the fuel filtration systems they are cheap to maintain. The mod is simple, throw the high dollar filter base away and put a salvage base on from a truck that uses the Wix 33107 spin on filter, Zuzu filters are $52 Wix 33107 are under $10. One of mine ran 544,000 before I pulled the engine and trans out and built them and placed in another body, but oil changes and clean air filters are a MUST. Only bad point of the Zuzu is, the pumps don't handle bio fuels well, without replacing the seaks with the newer seals designed for bio fuels. Also, no diesel with a belt drive injection pump deal well with straight homemade vegetable oil fuels, it's too thick for them, this is a common design for small Zuzu, VW, Toyota, Nissan/Datsun and Mitsubishi engines. Even staying in place we would need some transportation, back and forth to the mountain for coal, to the big spring in Summer when the close one is dry, and bringing in wood or other items. And I can't forget about the original four foot drive unit the Mule. I don't have a Mule right now, but Mules are sure footed they can see all four feet at once, and if he wants to kick you, you are kicked. I do have a five horses and for short trips, horses and mules are great, I have one that is big enough to plow with and that is a plus. None of my animals have ever seen a whip nor were they broke the old fashioned ways. When you learn to gain a horses trust and understanding, they will do what you ask within reason. The trick is learning how to communicate with them, in language they understand instead of harsh, mean and idiotic reactions, like whipping them to make them do what you want.