Just a century ago, staying warm during the frigid temperatures of winter was no easy task. Generations past had their tried and true methods that would now seem a bit more barbaric compared to the current time’s methods. Their less elaborate, smaller homes aided in making the job more feasible than heating up the monster-sized mansions dotting the landscape of today. Each generation weathered its own storms and trying times taking care of their families and tending to their basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. Every era contributed methods of attaining those basic needs and passing that wisdom down for successive generations to build upon later and even fall back on in harsh times.
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One room houses were the norm for families during the pioneer days with their main heating component, a fireplace. Many years later, the dwelling’s square footage was extended but still utilized a fireplace in each room for their heating purposes. A pile of thick down comforters and blankets were used to maintain the body heat while at rest. Bed and foot warmers were the standard as compared to the electric blankets of today. Covered brass and copper pans were filled with heated stones from the fireplace just before bed time and placed under the blankets for warmth. Soapstones were another method for keeping warm and were heated and placed directly under the bedding. Larger stones were used to generate more heat.
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Survival of the fittest has evolved over time including the methods used for keeping the body warm during the icy conditions of winter. The contribution of each preceding epoch’s enlightenment holds its value today and builds its modern technology from the generation that came before it. Weathering the storms for modern survival has in many ways gotten a lot easier to sustain. With each successive generation’s technology comes the remembrance of what its ancestors’ wisdom made possible for the culture of the current era.