dog winter sweater
Winter weather can mean colder temperatures and, as a result, more layers of warm clothing. In many parts of the country, it’s commonplace to see people wrapped in scarves, hats, gloves, furry…
How First-Time Homeowners Can Get Ready For Extreme Cold
Winter is almost here, and the season may include extreme cold in your area. For first-time homeowners, preparing for a big freeze, an ice storm, or even a blizzard can require a…
handy guys and snowblower
As the temperatures plunge and snow covers the ground, you might start thinking about how you’ll tackle snow removal for your home this winter. If you’re a first-time homeowner, it…
DIY Snowmobile Maintenance Tips to Keep You Riding All Winter Long
Whether you are an experienced snowmobile driver or looking to try it out for the first time this year, it’s important to take care of your sled. Proper snowmobile maintenance…
Snow Shoveling Tips
For many parts of the country, winter means snow. It’s beautiful to look at and kids often like to play in it, but it also usually requires shoveling. Snow blowers can…
How to Make a Snow Sculpture in Your Yard
You may have seen elaborate sculptures made from sand or carved in ice, but what about snow? While building a snowman may be a traditional winter activity, creating a snow sculpture…
7 Tips for Avalanche Safety
Colorado is known around the country, and around the world, for being a winter sports playground. Those sports take place in the backcountry as well as in established resort areas,…
We’re Not Done Yet! A Guide to Snow Routes and Plowing in Chicago
March has come in like a lion — and although spring is technically less than two weeks away, it looks like winter isn’t done with Chicago yet. Forecasters are predicting several…
Denver skiing
Photo courtesy of Larry1732 via Flickr, CC BY 2.0 Let’s play a little word association. “Skiing in Colorado”… go. If the words Vail, Aspen, Breckenridge and Crested Butte immediately jump…
prevent pipes from freezing
Granted, Benjamin Franklin had fire safety in mind when, in 1736, he famously advised Philadelphians that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” But his words could…