Gods do I relate to soooo much of what he says here!
I am a North-man. If you are thinking horned helms and swords, you are watching too much TV. I mean I am a man of the north, a man who has lived a lot of my life in the high and the wild, in the places where you can break a steel tool by trying to pick it up when the weather gets too cold, where you sometimes need a tiger torch to free a tire mud-welded to the pavement when the wind shifts and five above becomes twenty below again.
Come the winter, the days get short, the nights get cold, and the rain comes. You burn through twice as much calories just keeping your body normal as you adjust to the chill, and maintain the normal activity level. Everything is wet, and stays wet.
I was a soldier for a lot of years. I learned to love living…
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