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We still use wood heat (with electrc backup, of course). There is something about having a wood pile that makes winter magical.
Survival Basics From Depression-Era Kids: My parents and my husband’s parents were children during the Great Depression. Mine lived in large cities; my in-laws, small towns. Their families started this era from neither a position of wealth nor desperation; just to add perspective, though, I’ll mention that their parents wouldn’t have considered lack of indoor plumbing a sign of poverty. Here are the basics of how they managed to survive using tactics that are still viable today...