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Every mile in winter is two! That is a quote by a man who lived through many winters in a way that we could not comprehend today. Its hard to belive but there was a time before modern insulation and modenr heating systems.
There was a time when our species took shelter in caves to warm ourselves through the winter. We still had to face the icy world everyday because we had to go find food.
Now, in this modern age we have the ability to deal with the winter more effectively. That said, we can still uses household preparedness tips to deal with the cold and weathering elements of a harsh winter.
These tips will save you energy and money in heating bills.
Reinforce an Axe
By using some small gauge wire, you can wrap your axe up by the head with this wire and then cover that with duct tape. This will reinforce your axe if you have misses when splitting wood.
Lube Your Vehicle
In the winter you want to lube things like doors, locks, latches and anything else that opens and closes on the car. When ice comes and coats your area you will be very happy about doing this.
Install Quilted Curtains
The difference that strong, thick curtains can make during the winter is money in the bank. It will literally affect your energy bills and we all like the sounds of that.
Jump Start your Fireplace
An interesting trick to get smoke to flow up and out of your chimeney when you first start the fireplace. Its very simple but if you open a window near the fireplace it will affect the air pressure in the home and help with smoke escaping the fireplace. This will send the smoke right up the chimney.