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Re:Wyoming the only choice
« Reply #60 on: July 03, 2003, 10:07:08 am »

New Hampshire may be smaller than Wyoming, but there is no space issue in either state, so it is irrelevant.
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Re:Wyoming the only choice
« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2003, 10:24:50 am »

New Hampshire may be smaller than Wyoming, but there is no space issue in either state, so it is irrelevant.
Maybe it is to you but not everyone else. There is a definite space issue in NH. We have different meanings of open space in the west obviously.
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Re:Wyoming the only choice
« Reply #62 on: July 03, 2003, 10:33:45 am »

Maybe it is to you but not everyone else. There is a definite space issue in NH. We have different meanings of open space in the west obviously.

For goodness' sake, exactly how much space do you need?  1,000 acres?  10,000 acres?  You do know all this cheap land is dry, treeless sagebrush, right?
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Re:Wyoming the only choice
« Reply #63 on: July 03, 2003, 10:52:54 am »

Maybe it is to you but not everyone else. There is a definite space issue in NH. We have different meanings of open space in the west obviously.

For goodness' sake, exactly how much space do you need?  1,000 acres?  10,000 acres?  You do know all this cheap land is dry, treeless sagebrush, right?
I can see you have never been to Wyoming.
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Re:Wyoming the only choice
« Reply #64 on: July 03, 2003, 10:59:52 am »

I can see you have never been to Wyoming.

Irrelevant.  You didn't answer my question.  How much land is enough?  Exactly where is this land, which you imply is not dry and sagebrushy, and how does it meet your definition of affordable?
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Re:Wyoming the only choice
« Reply #65 on: July 03, 2003, 11:07:01 am »

I can see you have never been to Wyoming.

Irrelevant.  You didn't answer my question.  How much land is enough?  Exactly where is this land, which you imply is not dry and sagebrushy, and how does it meet your definition of affordable?
I think 100,000+ acres of open land is a a starting point. From moutain ranges, to rivers an dry plains. Affordable to me is under $500 per acre. Not that I am cheap, but I believe land should be free like the old Homesteading Act.
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Re:Wyoming the only choice
« Reply #66 on: July 03, 2003, 11:17:00 am »

I think 100,000+ acres of open land is a a starting point. From moutain ranges, to rivers an dry plains. Affordable to me is under $500 per acre. Not that I am cheap, but I believe land should be free like the old Homesteading Act.

So, your 100,000 acres of dry treeless sagebrush, at $500 an acre, comes up to $50 million.  That's quite an estate.  I thought you said you would go bankrupt in New Hampshire?
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Re:Wyoming the only choice
« Reply #67 on: July 07, 2003, 07:37:18 am »

Zion, you're right.  If you want 100,000 acres than you'll have a problem in New Hampshire.  Luckily for us, most FSP members are willing to settle for 20 or even 100 acres so long as the political situation works out.

I can see you have never been to Wyoming.

Irrelevant.  You didn't answer my question.  How much land is enough?  Exactly where is this land, which you imply is not dry and sagebrushy, and how does it meet your definition of affordable?
I think 100,000+ acres of open land is a a starting point. From moutain ranges, to rivers an dry plains. Affordable to me is under $500 per acre. Not that I am cheap, but I believe land should be free like the old Homesteading Act.
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Re:Wyoming the only choice
« Reply #68 on: July 07, 2003, 08:30:56 am »

Zion, you're right.  If you want 100,000 acres than you'll have a problem in New Hampshire.  Luckily for us, most FSP members are willing to settle for 20 or even 100 acres so long as the political situation works out.

I think that some people don't really understand how large an acre is.  If one owned 100,000 acres, or more than 156 square miles, in Wyoming, they would be among the largest individual land owners in the state.  I doubt that many, if any, free staters could afford it.
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Re:Wyoming the only choice
« Reply #69 on: July 07, 2003, 08:39:49 am »

Karl -
I understand the size of an acre, I was just sticking to the rhetoric that was presented to me.
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Re:Wyoming the only choice
« Reply #70 on: July 07, 2003, 08:40:00 am »

I don't want to own that many acres, just want that much open space.
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« Reply #71 on: July 07, 2003, 08:45:20 am »

Karl -
I understand the size of an acre, I was just sticking to the rhetoric that was presented to me.

Yeah, I know.  I was agreeing with you, and adding my own thoughts. ;)
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Re:Wyoming the only choice
« Reply #72 on: July 07, 2003, 08:46:01 am »

The only way you're going to keep that much space to yourself without owning it is if you live in a desert where no one else wants to visit.
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Re:Wyoming the only choice
« Reply #73 on: July 07, 2003, 08:49:10 am »

I don't want to own that many acres, just want that much open space.

Open space is great, but I'd rather have trees.  Personal choice, I guess.
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