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Could You Survive on One Tank of Gas For the Summer?


It's Summertime, and gas is expensive. So what's a savvy college student to do? If you're Danni Brancaccio of Vancouver, Washington, you attempt to survive the entire Summer break on one tank of gas purchased by your parents. The Northwestern University student is about halfway through the tank in her 1997 Honda Civic, and is on track to head back to school without ever visiting a gas station during her time at home.

Danni takes the bus to work during the week, and because the round trip is 30 miles, she says, "Every day that I don't drive to work, I save a gallon of gas." She walks and carpools on weekends while getting some rides from her parents. All of Danni's revised transportation habits have saved her about $150 so far, and she's lost about five pounds from spending less time in the car. Danni is tracking her goal on her blog, One Tank or Bust.

Granted, many of us don't have parents around to give us rides when we need them, but how long do you think you could manage on one tank of gas?

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