We are taking one more step in that dirrection. When given the choice it was easy to decide (for me anyway) internet or cell phone. We are raising chickens for eggs and meat. We grow our own veggies and many fruits. Now we have been talking about cell phone use for a long time. I complain about the bill because we are paying for more than we need. So we sat the kids down and told them that we are not paying for cell phones anymore starting in April. We told them that if it is something that is important to them they can pay for their phones themselves. We are not going to have phones and spend money on something we don't use. Well do you want to know what the kids reaction was...................................Not what you would probably think. They said ok. They said they are not allowed to have them at school or on the bus and we don't get service at the house so it doesn't matter to them. So we will cancel all cell phones at the end of the contract. I never though it would go over so well. We are all on bored with the ideal. It was awsome to be so much in agreement with the whole family. This all came about with wanting to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Then we took it a bit further and decided to become more self reliant, then started leaning in the dirrection of self sufficient. I can't believe the progress we have made in the last 3 yrs. We have done a lot of research and reading on this area of subject and are always open to more ideas. So if you have a suggestion or hint please share it with me and I will try to do that for you BYCers too.