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City Mouse needs to chill

Help me relax and enjoy a long weekend in the country. The lonely, no cell signal, no internet country... [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Aug 16, 2010 - 21 answers

I promise not to unlesh demons and or virii

Going' To A Cabin In Maine For A Week -Filter: So it looks like I'm spending a week in Palermo, ME at a friend's cabin by the lake. What did you wish you did during your rustic cabin adventure? What did you wish you brought? Tips for surviving or enjoying? Fun stuff to see in the area or places or food that can't be missed? Fun things to do with your SO along? We'll have a bike, a car, running water and some limited internet access. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 10, 2010 - 28 answers

Life in 19th c. rural Scotland?

Life in 19th century rural Scotland - tell me more about the "home farm". [more inside]
posted by John Borrowman on Aug 2, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I find geek friends in a small, rural town?

My wife and I moved small, rural town of 10,000 about a year ago. I've yet to meet a single local geek. Tell me how to meet them! [more inside]
posted by petehern on Jun 4, 2010 - 22 answers

Will I still be able to see films on film if I move to the country?

How hard is it to see a movie in a movie theater in rural areas? Is the experience significantly different from seeing a movie in a theater in a city? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on May 15, 2010 - 58 answers

How to get high speed internet in rural Kansas (Williamsburg area)?

How to get high speed internet (besides satellite) in rural Kansas (Williamsburg area)? [more inside]
posted by idyllhands on Jan 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Therapy for the Uninsured and Rural

I have occasional depression. I live in a rural area. How do I find treatment without health insurance? Or are there alternative methods besides one-on-one counselling? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2010 - 15 answers

How to help rural hometown friends survive in this economy?

What's the best way to help my rural hometown friends survive in this economy? [more inside]
posted by ElfWord on Dec 27, 2009 - 31 answers

Parvovirus: odds of a puppy getting it?

I understand the danger parvovirus poses to puppies, but what are the odds of a puppy contracting the disease in the US (specifically Alameda County, California)? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Sep 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Help find Wendell Berry writing about urban biases toward rural America

I am looking for an essay by Wendell Berry where he talks about urban America's dismissive biases toward rural America, and critiques this attitude. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Aug 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking for rural blogging

I'm looking for pretty/ interesting blogs about homesteading and living in rural areas [more inside]
posted by Sijeka on Feb 4, 2009 - 19 answers

Want to move to rural location

Resources for determining a rural location to move to within the U.S. [more inside]
posted by DerekTheGeek on Jan 9, 2009 - 21 answers

Shocking! True! Stories!

Please point me towards true stories of small-town corruption. [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Dec 31, 2008 - 32 answers

Internet in rural Jamaica?

Is is possible to purchase commercial satellite internet service and equipment in the US to install and use in Jamaica? [more inside]
posted by humannaire on Dec 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Plucking the Progressive Prairies

What are some books or other resources that can help me become a better political organizer in rural areas? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Aug 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Hillbilly life and history

Do hillbillies still exist in the US? I am refering to the type of people who lived like families parodied in the Beverly Hillbillies television show (which I loved growing up). Any well-known studies/books of the hillbilly lifestyle and origins? How true to hillbilly life were the clothes, accents, lifestyle of that show?
posted by vizsla on Jul 9, 2008 - 47 answers

What was the programme I watched?

What was the name of this BBC documentary? It was broadcast sometime around 2000. It was about how Britain has changed post-WWII, dwelling on rail closures due to the Beeching Axe, the construction of the motorways, and the subsequent death of the 'traditional' rural Britain. Its tone was pretty melancholic, and it was (to me) quite a moving piece. [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on May 17, 2008 - 1 answer

Small town; need small talk.

I need to brush up my small talk for my small town. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on May 7, 2008 - 18 answers

Is satellite internet the only option?

I'm looking for broadband internet connectivity options for my (quite non-tech-savvy) in-laws. They live in a somewhat rural area in Wisconsin where no cable or DSL service exists. [more inside]
posted by gazole on Jan 1, 2008 - 21 answers

Best Westerns? (i.e. movies)

Moving out to the country and have a hunger to watch some good old (or recent) Westerns. What are your favorites and why?
posted by zaebiz on Nov 15, 2007 - 34 answers

Cute thing downed by bb gun

In the 1950s, what small game might a young boy in rural Louisiana be able to fatally or severely injure with a bb gun? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Oct 29, 2007 - 25 answers

Keeping dogs safe and exercised on land

How do I keep two active young dogs with good jumping ability a) from being bitten by snakes b) active and happy while I am away during the day on a property of about 20 acres? What's it roughly going to cost me?
posted by vizsla on Oct 14, 2007 - 7 answers

Rural Students and Teaching About Antisemitism

A question on antisemitism and the instruction of rural school-kids, asked on behalf of my husband. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2007 - 31 answers

What are your favorite rural areas of the United States?

What are your favorite, most inspirational rural areas of the United States? I'm thinking of places that would sync perfectly to U2's Heartland. [more inside]
posted by dustinAFN on Jul 19, 2007 - 25 answers

I want to move to the countryside

How can I make a living in the rural countryside? [more inside]
posted by oilygoily on Jul 13, 2007 - 10 answers

Difference between rural and urban Medicare reimbursement

What is the difference between urban and rural Medicare physician reimbursements? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Jun 4, 2007 - 9 answers

Rural California Dreaming.

Northern California Dreaming -- What steps should I take to explore my dream of buying land in Mendocino or Humboldt County, creating a small energy efficient home (perhaps one of the tiny, prefab ones), all while building/finding community. [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter on Apr 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Urban transplant worries.

What do I need to know about moving to the sticks? [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Mar 16, 2007 - 27 answers

What is it like to be a large animal/rural veterinarian?

What is it like to be a large animal/rural veterinarian? [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah on Jan 2, 2007 - 5 answers

Good motorcycle route from NYC to Baltimore?

Taking my last motorcycle trip of the season. Anyone have suggestions for a more pleasant riding route from NYC to Baltimore than I-95? I don't mind an extra hour or two; the more rural the better.
posted by dickyvibe on Nov 26, 2006 - 8 answers

There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza.

I would love to live in the countryside but I am a thinker - not a laborer - in fact I am highly averse to manual labour. My wife is terrified that she will be doing all the work. Am I heading for trouble? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Aug 16, 2006 - 26 answers

Music styles in rural USA

How come all rural radio stations in the U.S. seem to be universally country or rap/hip-hop? Is there a reason that alternative, techno, jazz, new wave, and disco flourishes in the city and fizzles in the country? Is there really something about rural areas that fosters a narrow, homogenous interest in music, or is it a self-perpetuating cycle between listeners and marketing demographics? Or are folks in the country much more diverse than we're led to believe?
posted by chef_boyardee on Jun 7, 2006 - 21 answers

Heartland connectivity dilemma

Moving to the sticks. How can I optimize my communications-cost curve? [more inside]
posted by Fezboy! on May 22, 2006 - 14 answers

UK property bubble to burst?

Is the UK property market bubble ever likely to burst? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on May 19, 2006 - 21 answers

What are the neighbors doing?

How can I judge whether new rural neighbors are making meth, or just growing plants? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2006 - 23 answers

Need advice for house rentals

Advice for short term living in a rural area: Should I rent a single family house? If so, how do I go about doing that and what are the benefits and pitfalls? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jun 28, 2005 - 7 answers

Satellite DSL or Other Ways of Speedy Internet in Rural Iowa?

I live in rural Iowa, and can't get landline DSL. I'd like to hear of any success stories with satellite DSL. I'd also like to hear the horror stories.

And if there are other ways of getting fast Internet in the sticks, I'd love to hear about that, too.
posted by bricoleur on Feb 7, 2005 - 11 answers

There's no place like home, or IS THERE?

Do you live in your nation's largest city? Do you feel like you are on a totally different planet when you leave? [more inside]
posted by dame on Oct 18, 2004 - 73 answers


I'm in the process of writing a grant for a projector and laptop to run it. It's for a small rural fire department and the total budget is roughly 4.5k. I need two prices for each and know nothing about projectors -- I'm looking for a well regarded projector manufacturer and two good online retailers selling the brand. The laptop isn't an issue, I'll use Dell and IBM (I know there are better sources but these folks like names they've heard of).
posted by cedar on Sep 29, 2004 - 4 answers

3 Weeks in Europe

Let's say you're spending three weeks in Europe late this summer. The first week is in Denmark, the third is in Ireland. Where would you spend the second? You'd like to go somewhere off the beaten path (in other words not Paris, London, or Amsterdam), but don't want to spend too much time in transit. You'd rather go somewhere rural than urban, you have a limited budget, and you'd prefer culture to castles and cathedrals. Any suggestions?
posted by emptyage on Apr 19, 2004 - 28 answers

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