I live in a very cold climate. I am talking it is below freezing for most of the year and even when the sun is shining the temperature is normally just above zero. I grew up in this climate so I am used to it being like this for most of my life. I learned to drive a snowmobile about ten years before I drove a car because you can actual get somewhere in a snowmobile, but a car is very limiting up here. It is difficult for me to grasp that other people can actually drive cars anywhere they want and don’t have to worry about the snow. Another thing I have to constantly worry about is heating my home. If something happens to my heating system, I am nervous my family will freeze. That is why I try to always keep backup space heater in the house. If the heating system fails for some awful reason, we will at least be able to keep warm and not freeze to death. I don’t think many people even worry about having a backup heating system in their home, but for the people in my town it is a non-negotiable. The last thing I want is for my wife and kids to be freezing in their own home. I also make sure to keep extra firewood for the fir place just incase! It might sound like I am being over cautious but you can never be too careful when it comes to keeping your family safe and warm.