Random winter survival hacks

Winter bench

To get your car unstuck

Get an old carpet remnant – 6 foot long is best but 4 foot is OK too – by 18″ to 24″ wide. Roll it up and place inside a big garbage bag in your car. If your car gets stuck, forget about shoveling! Put the carpet upside down wedged under your tires. The tufts instantly freeze into the ice and stay there till the ice thaws or you rip the carpet off. Store the wet carpet piece in the garbage bag until you can take it out and dry it well. If it gets too dirty or smelly, get a new one. read more

Cold? It’s a relative concept.

snow covered bridge
Arizonans turn on the heat.
People in Minnesota plant gardens.

Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Minnesota sunbathe.

Italian & English cars won’t start.
People in Minnesota drive with the windows down..

Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
People in Minnesota throw on a flannel shirt.

New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Minnesota have the last cookout before it gets cold.

People in Miami all die.
Minnesotans close their windows. read more