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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 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.
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.