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Hacks for overcoming the snow, ice, and any other difficulty caused by winter.

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Removing ice from the windshield

Related: How to keep the windshield from freezing over? Let's say I've ignored their advice and woken up with a thick coating of ice on my windshield, as I did yesterday. What's the fastest way of ...
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How to keep the windshield from freezing over?

Winter is coming. And as I don't want to spend time defrosting my cars windshield I would like to know: How can I keep it from icing over every night? I have tried the de ice spray but it is too ...
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How to walk through deep snow at a faster pace and keep feet/legs dry as possible?

It just got done snowing about 30 inches, and my pregnant wife is having a strong craving for some tacos. We don't have any beef or chicken to make tacos at home. The taco place is only about a mile ...
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How to keep your hands warm in winter while working on a laptop?

It's really cold here nowadays so I usually have a quilt over me. My problem is that I can't get my laptop under the quilt because I won't be able to see what I'm doing. Because of this, I have to ...
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How to open a frozen car door?

This evening I left work and found my 2-door car covered with a little ice and a lot of snow. I was able to unlock the driver side door, but the door was frozen stuck. I pulled on the handle and the ...
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How can I make my shoes less slippery?

I have a pair of shoes which are very slippery on snow, ice and other smooth surfaces. I sometimes have the problem at home if the floor is wet. How can I make them less slippery or in other words - ...
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What can I use for an improvised ice scraper?

I live in a mostly temperate zone that occasionally has freezing rain. What can I use for an improvised ice scraper from items in my car or on my person for those times when I am away overnight from ...
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