- Mar 9, 2019
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How can we even seriously discuss the issue when you bring up oxen pulling a wooden cart? Jeebus.
Seems pretty relevant to me. If you are going to travel around in a semi-modern vehicle, you'll be burning fossil fuels to do it. And building that vehicle required burning a lot of fossil fuels, and the use and production of toxic chemicals. If you are a vagabond and get all your electricity from solar panels, there is a good deal of energy and toxic chemcials involved in the production of those also. And you are going to need batteries, and LiFePO4 batteries are less of a toxic mess than lead-acid, but...
Pick your poison... but picking on LiFePO4 is wrong-headed.
We could use a lot less energy and material in transportation and life, and I think live better at the same time. I'm with you on that. The people selling energy and egregious amounts of stuff, push us to always want more, more!
On that note, your mobile living quarters are on the high end of of the size spectrum, and will require more energy to haul around and heat and cool than most. I wonder why, if you are so concerned about your envronmental impact, you didn't choose something smaller? I'm not suggesting you should, but it is a much bigger deal than the battery question.