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We are now in the throes of winter. There is no escaping the power and affect. Depending on where you are in this world, you might be blown away by the sheer strength of winter. Its an unstoppable force that many of us don’t appreciate anymore.
As humans we have so dominated the natural world that we forget what a beast it can be. Every year we lay in warm beds at 70 degrees while the outsides world drops to freezing and below. Nothing has changed for the squirrel, deer and other wildlife. They still have to survive. We just remain comfortable.
There will come a time when we have to face a brutal winter without insulated walls and central heating. What becomes of our comfort and our mind then?
We must all take steps to be prepared for ice, snow and cold that comes every winter. So lets talk about three big steps you can take to assure you are prepared for the next real winter. We have all lived through power outages in the short term. What if it never came back on in the winter?
A wood stove is a powerful weapon against the cold. It can be a very effective method of heating home during a winter power outage. Of course, you will also need to have wood to fuel that stove but its still a great options for keeping yourself warm in the winter.
Just because the power is out does not mean your car wont work or you wont need to go to work. Yes, you need salt to be able to get around and to help deal with the ice.
Real Winter Clothes
One of the biggest issues is that we deal with all sorts of cheaply made clothing that looks warm and great for winter. We need to get the right materials and pay for high quality winter clothing and boots. This can make all the difference.
Most of the clothing sold for winter today is made with cost in mind rather than heat retention.
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.