So, they don’t appear to be carrying enough fuel to travel that many miles. So maybe the “160 days” comment assumes they will actually be traveling more slowly, scouting out the area ahead of them and only doing a small number of miles / day? Dunno. I’ve stopped trying to make sense of that line. But I hope it’s discussed on the DVD commentary.

The issue with that is that slower doesn’t necessarily mean more fuel efficient, and since they’re on salt flats and can see for miles around and the surroundings have no discernible landmarks with which one could gauge position, going slowly while scouting just wouldn’t be practical or productive.

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