It's another Northland winter - the kind that makes us question "why we live here?".  The winter equation comes in three parts:  one part cold/temperature, one part length (lasting 5 to 6 months depending on how you count it), and one part snow.  It's that snow that makes winter unbearable for many.

One way or another, you're going to need to deal with snow during a Northland winter.  Whether you remove it yourself or pay someone to do it for you - it's a task that needs to be completed.

Many people own plows or snowblowers to make the snow removal process easier.  For for many others, the simple shovel does the trick.  And while you might not think there's much strategy to the snow shoveling routine - there are ways you can make the whole process easier. Or at the very least - less uncomfortable.

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What follows are a variety of snow shoveling tips - good practices to help when Mother Nature dumps a bunch of "the white stuff" on us.