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36 Cold Weather Hacks to Keep You Cozy This Winter

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It’s that time again-whether we love it or dread it, the holidays are upon us.  For a lot of us, that also means it’s about to get so, very cold. 

The kind of cold that keeps us in bed, or in the hot shower.  Lucky for us, there are some cold weather hacks to get us through these months.  Even better, most of these tips use materials that we already have around the house.  For those of us who can’t afford a complete renovation this list is perfect.

As a young man, I rented a 100-year-old house that had no insulation, no central heat, and a blocked up fireplace.  Needless to say, the rent was cheap. I knew a few cold-weather hacks, but I really wish I had Pioneer Settler’s list back then.  I can say with only a little exaggeration that #11 and #34 probably saved my life.

36 Cold Weather Hacks to Keep You Cozy This Winter

36 Cold Weather Hacks to Keep You Cozy This Winter — It’s that time again-whether we love it or dread it, the holidays are upon us. For a lot of us, that also means it’s about to get so, very cold. The kind of cold that keeps us in bed, or in the hot shower.


Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food

Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.

Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.

Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It’s made of lean, dried meat that’s crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.

Learn How to Make Pemmican

How To Make Pemmican: The Original Survival Food - If you're living through a disaster where you're on your feet a lot and don't have time to cook, one of the best foods you can eat is pemmican. It's packed full of fat and protein and can give you lots of steady energy throughout the day.

People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.

These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call “survival skills” now.

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