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The winter is a serious monster for some of us. If you are an off-grid enthusiast you know that winter means lots more work and some shivering.
Making the right winter investments and taking the rights steps BEFORE winter hits is a big deal. This will play into your success directly.
There is one material that stands out and has stood out for a long time when it comes to cold and moisture. Cold and moisture are the big killers in the winter. We want to have answers for that. So what is that magic material?
Wool rules! Wool rules the cold weather!
Wool is chock full of benefits from insulation to moisture-wicking and light waterproofing capabilities. Let’s look at a few items you want in wool.
Good quality wool socks go a long way when it comes to keeping your feet dry and warm in the winter. The wool is not only really comfortable but its also tremendous to keep your feet dry and that is a huge deal when staying warm.
Some people even sport wool boots!
100% wool blankets are massive additions to your winter cold weather preps. These blankets are not just for the bushcrafting crowd but if the power goes out a 100% wool blanket will be one of the first things you reach for to stay warm.
Wool Sleeping Bags
Another great way to stay warm is to have some wool sleeping bags. These can be had for very cheap at the army surplus stores. However, if you have no other means of heating your home and the power goes out these will really keep you warm.
Wool rules because its the coat of another creature that has to face elements like rain and cold. it is not the engineering of some brilliant scientist. This is a naturally designed material perfected over thousands of years.
Bonus: How To Grow a Backyard Supermarket
Having a backyard supermarket will allow you to grow pork and beef, chicken, organic eggs, non-GMO fresh fruits and veggies, including all the essential components you need to make your food staples, desserts, and even drinks.
If you are willing to put in a little elbow grease, this isn't too good to be true. The good news is that some of this can be automated.
Our great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers did this every single day. It's called "homesteading", and it can help you save money on food, furniture, tools, clothes, and much more!
This is as self-sufficient as it gets. Watch this eye-opening video to learn more:
Homesteading will take you back to the roots of your ancestors. It's not only a healthy, stress-reducing pursuit, it's a lifestyle.