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Indoors

Until it’s not, because you failed to take basic steps to winterize your house. These tips range from the banally practical to keep-your-ass-alive heating hacks. It’s important to assess your own specific needs – and…

Food

Candlelight Dinner If you have an electric stove, preparing a decent meal can be a challenge when the power’s out, especially at night – which, in Ohio, can seem to start around noon during the…

Electricity

…if you have a generator, that is. Most people know what a generator is, at its most basic: a fuel-powered machine that makes electricity. However, many people don’t realize the limitations associated with them. A…

Water

Water is an important resource, and winter is no time to run out. It’s easy to take water for granted, especially in the winter, but between cleaning cookware, keeping yourself clean, and staying hydrated, it…

Apparel

When it comes to harsh-weather wardrobing, there are two main styles: mountain man or North Face. Oh, I suppose there’s a third, too: corpsicle. Layering is an easy idea and almost equally so easy to…

Boots

Footwear is the foundation of your outdoor gear. Any serious outdoors enthusiast will tell you that paying close attention to your boots and socks will pay dividends in both comfort and safety. While there are…

Cabin Fever

Yeah, yeah: more dramatic subheading. Whatever. You go try and spend a week snowed in with literally anyone, even yourself (perhaps especially yourself), and see how X-Files that shit gets. Morale is an essential part…

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