Thursday, September 26, 2013

Winter Is A Verb

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The warmth that counts is the warmth one generates by eating and moving. Manage clothing and shelter to conserve that warmth, and the energy savings will be impressive.

Two simple garments, a big fake fur hat and a fine quality wool muffler, shave ten degrees off the thermostat setting necessary to keep the end of my nose warm when I’m doing sedentary work in an unheated room. Use a stadium blanket to warm inactive feet and legs. Add an insulated vest if necessary. A 75w horticultural seed sprouting mat will keep feet happy and morale high when the thermometer reads even lower.


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