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Old 06-04-2017, 01:58 PM
betterlifethroughchemistry betterlifethroughchemistry is offline
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Originally Posted by Kobal2 View Post
You need heat (so, lotsa wood that you don't have to go gather in the freezing cold)
There was a PBS homesteading reality show several years ago (I think it was called, "Frontier House") where modern families would try to live for a summer and fall as homesteaders and prepare for winter...after a certain period of time, they would be judged by several experts who would determine whether or not they would have survived...the biggest mistake they all made was not cut enough wood...I remember one expert looking at a wood pile and making the comment to the effect that they only cut enough wood for a couple of months, and that, basically, in order to survive, people would spend any spare time they had cutting wood...