reply to PastTense
said by PastTense:I can do better than that: Heating: I have a wood-burning stove, lots of split wood, and more to harvest out back.
For me there are alternatives for most:
Water--a well would be fine
Sewer--a septic tank would be fine (in fact I had it when I first
Heating--I already use Propane, which is trucked in.
Telephone--not too important--3 phone calls a week or so. And
VOIP would work--except my internet signal quality makes VOIP
not the highest quality.
So the essentials are:
1. Electricity--the most important
That's mere syntactic twaddle, though. Heat, water and electricity far outstrip the importance of broadband.