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Contact Us,Moving to South Florida is no easy task. It takes gumption and balls, and you probably have to be a little nuts as well. Why? Because South Florida is insane. It’s also beautiful, sexy, sweltering, and sultry. But, mostly, insane.

Now that you’re here, it’s important to understand that we’re not just about beaches and nightclubs. You have to dig deeper to learn the true characteristics of what makes South Florida tick. And there’s so much to take in.

But no worries. We’ve done the hard part for you, sifting through all the facts and nuggets to give you a heads up on what you learn when you first move here.

And by “we’ve done the hard part for you,” we mean, we’ve lived here for some time. And what we’ve learned, we pass on to you:

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13. Nobody Knows Who Broward Was or What Broward Is Did you know that Broward County was named after a dude named Napoleon? Well, no one does. Napoleon Broward was a mustachioed fellow who was a riverboat captain who became Florida’s 18th governor back in the early 1900s. He has more than 30 roads named after him. Oh, and he basically drained the Everglades because he thought it was just a big stupid swamp. Manatees probably confused him too. In other words, he wasn’t the most charming fellow. Pretty much like the name “Broward County.” Which is why no one in the history of humans has ever said, “I’M GONNA GO TO SPRING BREAK IN BROWARD! WOO HOO!”

12. Bicyclists Literally Face Death Every Time They Get on the Road Riding a bike in South Florida is like one of those postapocalyptic manhunt movies where machines run down humans for points. Except it’s real life. South Florida is incredibly awful for anyone who wants to go for a bike ride. Even if you just look at a bike, someone will throw a rock at your temple. There are basically no bike paths in any meaningful places. And the bike paths that do exist are completely ignored. It’s gotten so bad, the Florida Legislature has been trying to push laws to make it illegal for a person to flee the scene after hitting a cyclist. That’s right. People in South Florida need a law to tell them that they can’t just up and go after crushing another person’s body with their car and leaving them to die.

11. Dania Beach Is for Old People; Fort Lauderdale Is to Get Laid If you want to get some action, hit up Fort Lauderdale. If you want to hear where all the best early bird dinner specials are, Dania Beach is the place for you. A Dania Beach party consists of three copies of Time magazine from 2009 and warm oatmeal.

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10. The Cockroaches Down Here Actually Fly Oh look, a roach is on the wall. Gross. Wow, it’s big. Oh stop being such a sissy. It’s gross, but it’s harmless. Just hand me that magazine and I’ll squash this little guy before you can O MY GAAAAWWWWD IT’S FLYING RIGHT AT ME!! IT’S ON MY HEAD! GET IT OFF!! GET IT OFF!!! KILL IT WITH FIRE!! Cockroaches fall right above avocados on the list of things that should not have wings. Cockroaches need wings like North Korea needs nukes.

9. Cops Break the Law More Than Anybody Else Whether it’s excessive force or hiring themselves out as bodyguards to crooks, South Florida cops are way better criminals than actual criminals are. While there are many decent, honest coppers down here, we have a long list of John Laws who were all about getting mixed up in the rackets. Corruption among cops is a long standing tradition around these parts, be it fraud, grand theft, tax evasion, or using their positions of power to aid a Ponzi schemer like Scott Rothstein, our officers put any common criminal to shame.

8. You Can Spend a Year in Sawgrass Mills and Not See All of It This mall is HUGE. You name it, they got it. Need shoes? A leather jacket? A wig? A hose? A dog collar? A T shirt with the Joker on it? A suitcase? Candy? One of those abs building belts? Caramel apples? Jeans? Life sized Duck Dynasty cutouts? A soccer jersey? Yup. They got those. You can also ride a carousel in between shopping at stores and sign up your kid to be a model. Sawgrass is a giant city within a city. Like the Vatican but with an Auntie Anne’s. Rumor has is that there are a couple of forgotten kiosks in the far east corner of the mall that are still selling World War II propaganda.

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7. We Lead the World in Invasive Species, and They’re All Gonna Kill Us Lionfish. Burmese pythons. Giant African snails. Rats the size of dogs. These are just some of the plethora of species from other parts of the world that were introduced into the wild around here and are completely screwing up the entire ecosystem. By “screwing up,” we mean they’re rapidly multiplying and eating every single thing they see like an unstoppable rebel force. And why not? When you’re the apex species and have no known predators, what else is there to do but eat and fuck until there’s nothing left? This is how Richie Incognito was created.

6. Las Olas Will Never Be South Beach, and We’re Totally Fine With That Las Olas is South Beach before South Beach was South Beach. It’s also void of the vapid look at me crowds, Botoxed women with fake boobs, dudes in shiny cars compensating for things, and ‘roided up bros in wife beaters. It’s cool in the real sense of the word. Restaurants, bars, and people by the beach. It’s alive, and it’s fun. It’ll never be South Beach, and we’re just fine with that.

5. Davie Does Bronc Riding Better Than Texas Ain’t no better place to catch a glimpse of cowboy hats, rodeo boots, and gun racks on the backs of pickups than Davie. It’s the place where the urban cowboy meets the remnants of Florida. Line dancing, honky tonkin’, and bronc ridin’. YEE HAWW.

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4. Nobody Goes to the Beach in the Summer Because the Sand Is Basically the Surface of the Sun Ah, you’re a South Florida resident now. The beach is just down the street. You pack your beach towel, suntan lotion, and snorkel. You drive on down and,
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oh look, the beach is empty. You have it all to yourself! Cool. You walk onto the sand and OH MY GAWWWDDD YOUR FLESH IS MELTING RIGHT OFF OF YOUR BONES OOHH THE HUMANATEEEEE!!! Here’s why the locals stay away from the beach in the summer: Because slowly broiling to death isn’t all that swell of a time. If you want to feel like a hot dog, just roll around in mustard and go sell yourself at a Marlins game.

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PERRIS, Calif. In the 2016 17 school year it had an enrollment of six with one student in each of the fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth, 10th and 12th grades.

Neighbors said they were stunned by the arrests. Andrew Santillan, who lives around the corner, heard about the case from a friend.

“I had no idea this was going on,” he told the Press Enterprise of Riverside. “I didn’t know there were kids in the house.”

Other neighbors described the family as intensely private.

A few years ago, Robert Perkins said he and his mother saw a few family members constructing a Nativity scene in the Turpins’ front yard. Perkins said he complimented them on it.

“They didn’t say a word,” he said.

The Turpins filed for bankruptcy in 2011, stating in court documents they owed between $100,000 and $500,000, The New York Times reported. At that time, Turpin worked as an engineer at Northrop Grumman and earned $140,000 annually and his wife was a homemaker, records showed.

Their bankruptcy lawyer, Ivan Trahan, told the Times he never met the children but the couple “spoke about them highly.”

“We remember them as a very nice couple,” Trahan said, adding that Louise Turpin told him the family loved Disneyland and visited often.

Here is what investigators found:

From the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:

Early Sunday morning on January 14, 2018, a 17 year old juvenile escaped from her residence situated in the 100 Block of Muir Woods Road, Perris and managed to call 911 from a cellular device she found inside the house. The teenager claimed her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive inside the residence by her parents and further claimed some of her siblings were bound with chains and padlocks.

When Police Officers from the Perris Police Department and Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department met with the juvenile, she appeared to be only 10 years old and slightly emaciated. After a brief interview with the female, they contacted 57 year old David Allen Turpin and 49 year old Louise Anna Turpin at the residence where the teenager escaped.

Further investigation revealed several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul smelling surroundings, but the parents were unable to immediately provide a logical reason why their children were restrained in that manner. Deputies located what they believed to be 12 children inside the house, but were shocked to discover that 7 of them were actually adults, ranging in age from 18 to 29. The victims appeared to be malnourished and very dirty. Perris Station Detectives were dispatched to the residence for further investigation.

All 13 victims, ranging from the age of 2 to 29, were transported to the Perris Station and interviewed. Both parents were detained and transported to the station for further investigation. Child Protective Services (CPS) and Adult Protective Services (APS) arrived to assist in the investigation. The victims were provided with food and beverages after they claimed to be starving.

The six children were eventually transported to the Riverside University Hospital System (RUHS) for medical examinations and admitted for treatment. The seven adult children were transported to Corona Regional Medical Center for an examination and admitted for medical treatment.

Both parents were interviewed in this matter and subsequently transported to the Robert Presley Detention Center (RPDC). They were booked for violations of California Penal Code Section 206 Torture and Section 273a(A) Child Endangerment. Bail was set at $9,000,000.00 each.
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If you’re longing for a bit of summer to sneak back into your wardrobe, then feast your eyes on this floral spectacle. Pip Studio was set up bu designerAnke van der Endt in 2007 and her quirky, original designs feature on everything from tableware to clothing. This dressing gown is cheery, uplifting and bold, and the100 per cent cotton velourmakes it soft and snuggly. Justwarn anyone you share breakfast with to have their sunglasses at the ready. Also available in khaki, white and blue, it comes in sizes XS to XL.

This crushed silk robe won’t win any awards for keeping you snug, but it does feelgorgeous against your skin. As with any decent silk, it feels incredibly light and regulates body temperature, while the floaty design fading pink to white (or, if you prefer,
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As with all good silk, this has a high protein content that keeps you cool on hot days and preserves your natural body heat in the cold. The darker piping is a nice touch and it’s made from 100 per cent mulberry silk the best there is. There are also matching PJs if you want to complete the look, and there areblack andnude options too. If you order before 1pm, Gingerlily which was launched in 2004 and has since gained a reputation for being one of the top specialists in silk bedding will do its best to deliver the next day. Available in S, M and L.

The Verdict: Women’s dressing gowns

For pure comfort and on trend aesthetics, it has got to be UGG. Its Duffield Dressing Gown is the kind of attire you’ll long to slip into after a hard day’s work. We were also blown away by M Rosie for Autograph Luxurious Pure Cashmere Long Wrap it’s a stunner. Meanwhile, for something sexy, our vote goes to Next Black Sheer Wrap, which is also great value.

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Welcome back to another Bob Asmussen chat. Sorry for the late start, but I had an interview that couldn’t wait.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I watched a lot of basketball and a lot of the Olympics. The time delay has me confused, but the way NBC is handling the coverage seems to be working. I used to not want to know the results ahead of time, but I don’t worry about that anymore.

The Illinois football team finished its 2018 recruiting class last week and added an assistant coach. Austin Clark, who will work with the defensive line.

Enough stalling, time to get to your questions. As always, thanks for your participation.

Given Greg Eboigbodin’s athleticism and the benefits that will accrue from an off season of weight training/conditioning and individual instruction/drills, it is likely that Greg will be a starter next year. It is also likely that Underwood will attempt to bring in a big man, either a graduate transfer or a foreign player. Either or both of these scenarios will likely decrease Mike Finke’s playing time. Given that Mike will have completed his degree in communications, do you think he might consider being a graduate transfer to Grand Canyon University so he could play a year with his brother? The MAJOR drawback this possibility is that GCU offers a very limited number of masters degree programs and those appear to be entirely in Education. (OBTW: Were you aware that GCU is the first and only “for profit” school in the NCAA?)

I have learned a lot more about Grand Canyon after Tim Finke picked the school. I have heard the idea floated that Michael might want to join his brother in Arizona and it makes a lot of sense.

The limited number of masters programs won’t be an issue. If Michael wants to move to the school for a year, he will make the academic side work.

We will see what happens. I understand the idea of the move, but I can also see a case where Michael Finke wants to finish where he started in the town where he grew up. Better days figure to be ahead for the program and you would think a local guy would want to be a part of that.

I think Rivals had the top of the conference pegged, with Ohio State and Penn State both in the national top five. Ohio State’s class is loaded and another sign that the team will be good as long as Urban Meyer is in charge. James Franklin is doing very good work at Penn State.

The surprises to me are down the rankings, especially Michigan. The Wolverines are No. 24, which is fine. But they lost some good prospects late and dropped from the Top 20. It looks like there is starting to some grumbling in Michigan about Jim Harbaugh. I have written before that I can see him going back to the NFL at some point. That might be sooner rather than later.

Scott Frost at Nebraska did a good job putting together a Top 25 class in a short time. And Mark Dantonio held the Michigan State class together in the face of plenty of off the field issues.

After the top five in the Big Ten: Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan,
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Nebraska and Michigan State, I would go with Maryland, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois, Purdue, Northwestern and Rutgers.

I understand Lovie Smith doesn’t care about the rankings and he has his own ways to judge talent. But for perceptions sake, having a Top 20 class would be a good thing. I think the staff will push for higher rankings in future years.

Reallly, it doesn’t matter how good the players are when they arrive if you can’t help them improve. That should be a selling point for Lovie Smith and his staff.

Based on talking to the people that know him well, I would say he is willing to put in the extra work. He has a huge advantage over the rest of the quarterbacks because he will be here in the spring and the other three will still be in high school. I expect Thomas will spend a ton of time with new offensive coordinator Rod Smith, which will help him get ready for the season,

What the coaches have said is they will use the guy who gives them the best chance to win. I think right now, Thomas seems like the most likely to be their choice. But I won’t rule out any of the four. I know that the other three all have strong games. And they all have work to do.

I have speculated all along that Illinois will bring in a graduate transfer to compete at quarterback. That might still happen. but I think it is less likely now. The class is basically full, so it would have to be a no brainer candidate for the coaches to take him on. Possible, but not likely.
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During freezing cold weather in a ski resort, or back home when the streets are covered in ice, you can’t just wear trainers or your usual shoes you’ll be slipping all over the place.

By far the most important thing you need in a snow boot is excellent grip, because althoughgoing splat on the ice might look funny in a slapstick sitcom, in real life it hurts a lot.

You also need your snow boots to be waterproof and well insulated to stop your feet from getting uncomfortably cold or in the worst case scenario, frostbitten.

When selecting a snow boot, you should think about what you’ll be using it for. Do you just want a comfy boot that’s easy to take on and off to wear in a ski resort, or do you want a snow boot you could also hike long distances,or even climb mountains in?

We’ve included a mix of different boots in our selection below. Some of the boots are unisex, some have both men and women’s lines of the same boot, while others produce a close equivalent men’s or women’s product with a different name.

Danner Women’s Explorer 650 Boot: 136.63,Danner

Danner is a boot brand from Portland, Oregon. If you want snow boots that work well for aprs ski, but are also well suited to longer winter walks, the Explorer 650s are a great option at a really good price.

They’re comfy from the start, requiring no breaking in, with a well cushioned sole. Plus they’re lightweight, and super grippy on ice, snow or melted slush. Sold in UK sizes 5 11, also in khaki, and there is an Explorer 650 men’s line too.

Outdoor footwear brand Hanwag has a great reputation in its home nation Germany, but it’s increasingly finding fans over here thanks to the seriously reliable and technical boots. The Anvik is one such example, featuring a sole made in conjunction with the tyre brand Michelin to ensure amazing grip and stability in the worst conditions winter can throw at your feet, and the lowest temperatures.

The boots themselves are comfy, warm, waterproof and they feel hardwearing. You could wear them in a ski resort or on a long snowy hike, but they’re also nice looking enough to be your winter boot of choice back home, which may help if you’re trying to justify the slightly higher price. Sold in sizes UK 8 12, with a women’s equivalent boot called the Aotea GTX.

These have a vulcanised toe and base for top waterproofing and durability, while the felt fabric upper and sheepskin style inner makes them very comfortable and flexible these are really easy boots to take on and off. They have great grip and are a good choice for aprs ski and resort wear, though they are slightly heavier than some of the others in our selection and not really a boot you’d want to hike long distances in.

Sold in sizes UK 3.5 8.5, and also available in black/brown and red/brown. Keen doesn’t produce an exact equivalent boot, but the Winterport II shares many of the Elsa’s traits.

With their distinctive black rubber boot base and street style upper, Sorel makes the world’s most iconic snow boots. Looks aside, they also do an excellent job of keeping your feet dry and warm in temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius. The sole has great grip, and they’re robust enough to keep your toes protected should anything hard like ice fall on them.

Our only complaint is they can be a bit of a faff to get on and off quickly,
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but their pros more than outweigh that minor con. Sold in sizes UK 7 12. Sorel doesn’t produce an exact equivalent boot, but the Women’s 1964 Premium LTR Boot shares many of the Cheyanne’s strengths.

Vans knows how to make comfy shoes that’ll give you a bounce in your step, and these unisex boots are no exception. Evidently more lightweight and trainer like in feel than many of the others in our selection, this version of the Sk8 Hi have had a classy winter makeover to include a warm lining, weatherproof canvas and suede upper, while the hexagonal/diamond grip combo on the outsole was impressively effective.

It’s inspired by the tech used in Vans’ snowboard boots. We love the off white colour, though would hate to see how it would fare after walking in the mucky slush melt you sometimes get by the sides of roads in ski resorts. Sold in sizes UK 2.5 12 and also available in black.

These are serious snow boots for a serious winter hiker, but then Canadian outdoor experts Arc’teryx isn’t the kind of brand to work in half measures. Whether you’re walking on snow or ice or scrambling up rock, these boots are so light you’ll barely notice they’re there, until you need its mega gripping traction powers that is. Yet in spite of their slight weight, they feel robust too.

The inner liner adapts well to your foot shape, and is waterproof yet breathable enough that your feet won’t feel sticky when you’re working hard. Sold in sizes UK 4 8, including half sizes, and also available in grey/light blue. There is also a Bora 2 Mid GTX men’s line.

The Merrell Capras boast one of the best grips from our selection, and we’re not just talking about them being good on slightly snowy pavements;this is walking on an ice rink without slipping control. They also have air cushioning in the sole to help with stability and absorb shock if you’re walking on churned up ice or snow. They are also an extremely waterproof and warm option. A solid winter boot choice. Sold in sizes UK 6.5 14, and also available in dark brown/yellow. There is also a Capra Glacial Ice women’s line.

The Columbia Bangors are a good all round option for winter boots. They are fashionable enough to not look out of place in the city when the temperature plummets, but technical enough to perform well in a snowy ski resort.

The sole features Michelin tyre technology for strong grip and control on slippery snow or ice, while the leather upper has Columbia’s patented “Omni tech” which keeps your body’s or in this case foot’s heat in by reflecting it back to you. Sold in sizes UK 6 13, and also available in tan. There is also a Bangor Michelin women’s line.

This sheepskin style lined boots from California boardsports brand DC are so snug, it’s like wandering around in the snow in your slippers, albeit without getting your feet cold or wet. The style is more street than some of the others in our selection but the technical quality is good.

These unisex boots are sturdy, and the outsole is one of the most grippy we tested. The Woodland boots are quite narrow around the toe though, which could be a problem for those with wider feet. Sold in sizes UK 5 13, and also available in light and dark tan, black and a dark russet red.

These relaxed looking, wellington style mountain boots offers top levels of waterproofing so they are a good choice for snowy or slushy ski resorts. The fleece lining is snug and comfy, and the lack of laces and short height means they are super easy to get on and off, which is very handy for visits to the ski hire shop and coming to and from the chalet. Plus the grip is good too.

Sold in sizes UK 3 8, and also available in claret/dark red. There is no exact men’s equivalent, but the Arctic Sport Short Boots share many of the Arctic Apres Short’s attributes.

The Danner Explorer 650s are the best value high functioning snow boot in our selection, especially if you want boots for walking longer distances. The Hanwag Anvik Salomon Quest and Merrell Capra are also a greatall round winter boot options, while the Arc’teryx Bora 2 should be the boots of choice for more serious winter hikers and mountaineers. The Keen Elsa and DC Woodland are good options at the more casual, aprs ski end of the market.

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Owning and operating a wood stove is like many activities: easy enough when you know how, but challenging when you don’t. Having a roaring conflagration sitting in a metal box inside your house can be a little intimidating, especially when you’re new at it.

As with most things, it makes good sense to know the basics first. This includes following manufacturer’s instructions, making sure the stove is installed correctly, ensuring that the chimney is well designed and installed, and remembering that combustibles are, well, combustible.

1. Remember to keep everything cleaned out. Most people know the importance of keeping the inside of the chimney clear of buildup, but don’t forget the ash pan (located underneath the firebox and fills up quickly with ashes), the stovepipe connecting the stove to the chimney, and the stove itself. Full ashpans can block airflow and keep a fire from burning well. Regular stovepipe cleanouts are especially crucial with wood cookstoves people tend to burn cooler fires in these, especially antique models. Another factor to remember is that the longer a stovepipe is and the more turns in it, the more buildup can occur. Cookstoves often have long twisty stovepipes and require a little more diligent maintenance for this reason, as well. And stoves themselves again, particularly cookstoves can have spaces and crannies that build up ash and debris.

2. Remember that the weather outside affects how your stove will operate. Wind, for example, creates a stronger draw, which makes a fire burn hotter and faster. Cold air outside draws better, too. Humidity also affects the way a fire burns. It is wise to be aware that what it takes for a comfortable fire can change with the weather literally and to take note of how your stove behaves in various conditions in order to adjust your own actions accordingly.

3. Stoves vary greatly. What works well with one may not work in another, for reasons including size, age, style, installation, chimney, climate and more.

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And you cannot rely solely on the experiences of others ask for recommendations, but know that there are many different personal preferences. My brother, for example, heats his house with an antique Round Oak, while my primary heat source is a modern Amish cookstove.

4. Know that firewood varies greatly. Not only do different species of trees act very differently from one another, from pitchy softwoods like white pine that burn fast and hot and loud to super hard hardwoods like oak that burn slow and steady to many other combinations, but dryness, age, size and shape all matter, too. Smaller pieces burn more quickly, and round wood as opposed to split pieces tend to burn faster and hotter, too.

5. Certain woods are less safe than others to burn. Green wood that which has not had time to dry after felling and cutting burns cooler,
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which can cause creosote buildup and possibly result in a chimney fire. Softwoods burn hotter but can build up pitch, which is also flammable.

6. Never use accelerants. Adding petroleum based combustibles like gasoline or kerosene is dangerous. There’s playing with fire, and then there’s playing with potentially explosive fire. There’s a reason the expression “like pouring gasoline on a fire” exists it’s a bad thing to do! When facing a sluggish burn, don’t try anything risky just to speed things along. Exercising patience is better than risking injury to yourself or damage to your home.

7. Don’t throw water into a burning woodstove. At best, you’ll have a houseful of smoke and a sludgey mess under your stove. At worst, the grates could crack or the stove could be otherwise damaged. The best thing for too hot fires is to avoid them in the first place. But if you end up with a woodstove fire that feels out of control, the best thing to do is to get out of the house and call the fire department. If you can safely close up the stove reducing as much air intake as you can before getting out, do that.

8. Similarly, don’t shoot a fire extinguisher into a burning wood stove. I knew of someone who did that once, and regretted it. You will, too. Call 911 instead!

9. Avoid stuffing a cool firebox chock full of paper. It’s okay to use a little paper to start a fire, and okay to add paper to an already burning fire. For me, too much paper is a summertime problem. I toss junk mail, paper towel rolls, used tissues, and other paper waste into the stove firebox for several days a cool morning comes along when it seems reasonable to burn it off. But if the firebox is stuffed full, and especially if the paper has been dampened by humidity, it is likely to smolder instead of catch fire. This will result in a very unpleasant houseful of smoke. A better way to burn waste paper is to collect it elsewhere and burn just a little at a time.

10. Don’t burn chemicals. Plastics, pressure treated wood, and other materials can result in potentially toxic volatile organic compounds being released into the air.

11. Tell your insurance company! It’s tempting to keep the fact that you use wood for heat and cooking a secret from those would probably increase your premium if they knew. But if you ever had a fire or other damage resulting from woodstove use, recouping your loss could be pretty complicated.

Nobody is born knowing how to run a woodstove, and there is no shame in being a novice. So just stay smart, follow general guidelines, steer clear of anything that seems questionable, and don’t be afraid to ask.

What would you add to our list? Share your thoughts in the section below:

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Many years ago hippy magazine ran article telling people to run their stove pipe clear across the room to the chimney in order to take advantage of all the heat from the stove pipe. Don do that. The shorter the stove pipe from your stove to your chimney the better. Those long long stove pipes clear across the room can start a stove pipe fire because the tar in the smoke is cooled by the long stove pipe somewhat like the coil pipe of a still and the tar condenses and builds up in the stove pipe. The tar is flammable and the condensed tar deposits on the inside of the stove pipe can catch fire and cause a stove pipe fire. A stove pipe fire can burn so hot that it literally melts the stove pipe, then you have a house fire. I saw a stove pipe fire once where the stove pipe was glowing bright red. The owner of the stove called the fire department and we put it out. Remember, the shorter the stove pipe running from the stove to the chimney hole the better.

Never use those egg cartons that look like paper pulp to make fire starters, and never use those in any kind of fireplace or stove. All of those cartons have plasticizers in them, and you will find a mass of plastic in the midst of your fire, with copious amounts of acrid smoldering smoke, flying and exploding embers, and tar deposits everywhere, including in your HVAC system and ducts and vent outlets if it happens to come on when those fire starters have gotten going. Guess how I know this. As a group we saw the survival topic many times of making your own fire starters with egg cartons, and tried it out. Don do it unless you are going to use them outdoors in an enclosed furnace after SHTF, because that is the only appropriate situation to use them.
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Introduction: Upcycled Sweater BootsWhat do you get if you mix and old sweater, some cheap flat shoes, and lots of hot glue? Sweater boots, that’s what!Step 1: The SuppliesTo make your boots, you’ll need a big bulky sweater with nice large sleeves, some cheap flat shoes, a hot glue gun, and some buttons, as well as a sewing machine and a needle and thread. I machine embroidered my boots as well, but it’s not necessary, just awesome :)Step 2: Fitting Your BootsSnip off the sleeves where they meet the sweater, flip them inside out,
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These look great!
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The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has appointed 11 Minnesotans to three year terms on citizen oversight committees that monitor the agency’s fish and wildlife spending.

The appointees are responsible for reviewing the DNR’s annual Game and Fish Fund report in detail and, following discussions with agency leaders and others, prepare reports on their findings.

Appointed to the Wildlife Oversight Committee are Garry Hooghkirk, Duluth; Amanda Leabo, Fergus Falls; Mark Popovich, Welch; John Schnedler, Richfield; and Martha Taggett, Golden Valley.

Appointed to the Fisheries Oversight Committee are Karl Anderson, Greenbush; Jess Edberg, Ely; Nicole Hertel,
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Shoreview; Benjamin Kohn, Hudson; Mark Owens, Austin; and Craig Pagel, Duluth.

The new appointees join other members whose terms are continuing. The committees will resume work after the mid December publication of the DNR’s Game and Fish Fund report for fiscal year 2017.

“We look forward to working with these citizens,” said Dave Schad, DNR deputy commissioner. “The appointments continue our commitment to share detailed budget information, bring new participants into the oversight process and ensure revenue generated by hunting and fishing license sales is used appropriately.”

The Fisheries and Wildlife oversight committees continue a citizen oversight function first created in 1994. Sixty people applied for oversight committee positions this time. Factors in choosing the new appointees included geographic distribution, demographic diversity and a mix of interests.

In the weeks ahead, committee chairs and four members will be selected by each committee to serve on an umbrella Budgetary Oversight Committee chaired by another appointee, John Lenczewski. The committee will develop an overall report on expenditures for game and fish activities. Those recommendations will be delivered to the DNR commissioner and legislative committees with jurisdiction over natural resources financing for further consideration.

Minnesota’s Game and Fish Fund is the fiscal foundation for much of the state’s core natural resource management functions. About $110 million a year is deposited into this fund from hunting and fishing license sales, a sales tax on lottery tickets, and other sources of revenue including a reimbursement based on a federal excise tax on certain hunting, fishing and boating equipment.
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