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15 Free-But-Forgotten Ways Our Ancestors Stayed Warm During Winter

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Staying warm was not always as simple as flipping a switch or nudging a thermostat. In the days of our ancestors, it also was not as easy as loading and starting a pellet stove. It involved even more than hauling firewood in from a dry shed and loading it into a state-of-the-art woodstove. With what were often limited resources, our grandparents needed to use common sense and ingenuity to augment whatever they used as a primary heating system. Here are some of the “free” things they did to keep warm:
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