Saturday, 24 February 2018

Staying Warm While Ice fishing By Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company

Ice fishing dates back hundreds of years and was originally used as a means of survival. Spears were used to stab fish that swam near the holes.  Although the technology and equipment for ice fishing have changed over the years, there is one characteristic that has never changed – the cold! 

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Aside from that hot toddy, here are our top 4 items that will keep you warm as you hover over that fishing hole praying for that line to drop. 

Proper Fitting Clothing
Keep those extremities warm with properly fitting boots, gloves, jacket, and hat.  If you do not have an enclosed shelter, you may consider full-on ski-mask and wind-blocking snow pants as well.  Dress in layers and keep your core warm.

Pop Up Tent
On the cold, windy days on the lake be prepared by bringing a one-person popup tent.  This tiny shelter can be a godsend by blocking the blistering wind but also absorbing and retaining heat from the sun. 

Compact Heater
For a cheap price, you can find small and portable propane heater that pump out long-lasting heat while you are fishing. Most heaters will say how much space the heater is designed to fill.  These heaters are a great addition to the popup tent.

Wool Blankets

Wool is the ultimate fiber to keep you warm all winter long.  Our warm wool blankets have natural moisture and temperature regulating properties to keep you comfortable and dry.  Our navy blue wool blanket and gray wool blankets have been fan favorites for ice fishers.  Our sheep wool blankets are made from virgin merino wool, never recycled wool, so it will keep its amazing natural properties for many years. Our blankets are sixty-six inches by ninety inches . . . plenty of room to bundle up while waiting for that bobber to go down! 

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Friday, 23 February 2018

Camping with the Family By: Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company

Family time is the best time!  Especially when you’re headed to your favorite campground for a nice long weekend. One key item to a successful, fun, camping trip enjoyed by all is planning ahead.  As camping has become more popular over the years, it has become more difficult to roll on into a campground and have your pick of the litter for top campsites.  You must plan ahead and reserve the right site. You should always plan your meals and snacks for the trip as well as have ideas for activities that will keep you and kids busy and stimulated.  Here are a few ideas to help you and family get in touch with nature this year.    

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Hiking is a great source of exercise but is also a social activity.  Use this time to connect with nature and have meaningful conversations with your family.  A challenging hike with amazing viewpoints can make lasting memories.

Building a campfire can be a great experience.  It’s a great time to teach the kids how to build a fire as well as learn about fire safety.  Funny stories and ghost stories will make for a night to remember. Don’t forget the s’mores!

Board games
Bring your competitive spirit and show your family who is the king or queen of board games.  Fun family games like Pictionary will bring a lot of laughs.

Put the campfire out and turn off all the lights. Lay down a few 100% merino wool blankets, our warm and comfortable gray and yellow wool blanket, tilt your heads to the sky and get lost in the stars. 

There are many other activities to try like orienteering, water activities like boating, canoeing, or kayaking.  The most important takeaway is to create those family memories that will last a lifetime. Shop our red plaid wool blanket today and be sure to stay warm and cozy during your family camping trips. 

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Top 5 Ways to Use a Wool Blanket Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company

Not only do wool blankets offer warmth, but they offer a subtle sense of texture to any room. Being such a versatile and special fiber, we have discovered many ways to incorporate wool blankets into various rooms of the home.
Bed Display
A beautiful and well-woven Yellow Wool Blanket adds a classic touch to the end of a bed. It also serves as an easy-to-grab extra layer during the night. We favor bed comforters that are neutral colored so we can add a “pop” of color with the wool. A warm wool blanket adds such a welcoming touch. 
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Ladder Display
These are great for the living room or guest bedroom. They serve as a beautiful way to display various wool  blankets and adds a sense of texture to a space. Add a variety of designs including Black And White Wool Blanket and Red Plaid Wool Blanket.
Under the Fitted Bedsheet
You read that right. Putting a quality wool blanket under the fitted bed sheet is a great way to add insulation. Perfect for those chilly winter nights in the cabin. Just place the wool blanket in between the mattress pad and the fitted sheet and experience an extra cozy slumber. We use a thick cream colored wool blanket to blend in with our ivory sheets. 
In the Car
Not just for emergency purposes. But great for an impromptu pullover to look at the moon, or using as a stadium blanket for the local football game. We never leave home without our trust Gray Wool Blankets.
On the Front Porch
Porch swings and wool blankets stick together like glue. Our wool blanket company’s Stargazer gray and 100 Percent Wool Blanket was named for this purpose. Wrap up and sway the night away.

And on that note…time to take a snooze.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Hiking: The Complete Mind-Body Workout By: Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company

Strap on those comfy hiking boots, take a deep breath of fresh air, and begin your journey into the woods!  Not only will you get a great physical workout, but you’ll also experience the pure beauty of mother nature as well as all the other mental health benefits associated with being active outdoors. 

Hiking, just like any other physical activity, can help increase your overall fitness levels such as cardio, muscle strength, and weight control.  You’ll gain strength in muscles that help to increase your balance, stability, and agility.  Just make sure to ease into the longer more challenging hikes as you’ll be more prone to injury as a newbie hiker.  Along with becoming physically fit, your mental fitness and awareness increase as well.  You’ll enjoy benefits of increasing your sleep quality and relieving tension and anxiety. Studies have shown that experiences in nature help to increase positives moods and decrease negative moods.   Disconnecting from the technology that consumes our daily lives and beginning to connect with nature can provide individuals with a sense of inner peace and general well-being.

Hiking is also a great social activity.  Planning regular hiking meetups or long-distance treks is a great way to bond with old friends and new friends alike. Once you’ve reached the end of the trail or the peak of your hike, it’s always nice to sit down and relax for a bit, rehydrate, and eat a healthy snack. 

So, grab your backpack and bring along your favorite Gray Wool BlanketsYellow Wool Blanket  &  Black And White Wool Blanket from our 100% merino wool blankets Explorer Collection and set foot into the wild. Your mind and body will be happy you did! 

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Feature Blanket: Spiced Cider Plaid Wool Blanket By: Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company

Are you looking to buy a beautiful, quality wool blanket?  Look no further than our original Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company blanket - the Spiced Cider red plaid wool blanket from our Farmhouse Collection

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This pure sheep wool blanket features a stunning red, Cream Plaid Wool Blanket and Black And White Plaid Wool Blanket pattern.  At sixty-six inches wide by ninety inches long, this blanket has enough room for two people to wrap up and stay cozy.  The blanket weighs approximately four pounds making it a perfect weight for year-round use.  During the cold, harsh winters this 100 percent wool blanket will keep you toasty.  During the summer’s eve, this Gray Wool Blankets will keep you comfortable as you sip a cocktail and watching the sunset. 

As with all Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company blankets, the edges are tightly stitched with a heavy-duty polyester thread and finished with a classic, thick yarn whipstitch.  These quality wool blankets are designed to last and to be handed down from generation to generation. 

Our Spiced Cider wool blanket is often a family favorite for movie night on the couch or as an additional layer of warmth on a bed.  However, in recent time, this blanket has been applauded as a solid camp blanket as well.  Whether this sheep wool blanket is used in the RV, camper, or tent, customers love the warmth and softness that this blanket provides.

Sign up to be part of the Woolly Family and save 10% off your first order.  These warm Wool Blankets For Sale make for a perfect holiday gift, corporate gift, or as the perfect sidekick for sporting events, as a camping blanket, or as your favorite blanket around the house.  

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Monday, 19 February 2018

Campfire Party Décor Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company, Camp Blankets

Campfire Party Décor
Who doesn’t love a good campfire? Gathering around with friends, surrounded by nature and stars, breathing in fresh air is our idea of a fun time. Finding the perfect campsite is an important part of our camping adventures. We stake it out, ensure its flat enough, measure the proximately to the fire pit (bonus if it’s near a river!), and get to work with setting up camp. Not near a campsite? Not to worry, you can do this in your own backyard! What’s even better? That you don’t have to clean the house! Easy to prep and easy to take down. Below are our essentials for staging the perfect campfire/bonfire party.
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Campfire Seats
Good old tree stumps are perfect for these. 
Plenty of wood
Chop ahead of time and display in a beautiful firewood bag. 
Bug repellent
Your guests will thank you for passing out individual sized packets.
What’s a bonfire without warm blankets? Bring a durable wool blanket. We offer an array of designs, ranging from yellow wool blanketsheep wool blankets, wholesale wool blanketsquality wool blankets, and checkered wool blankets. Add some color and set out one of each! At 66 inches x 90 inches, our black and white checkered blanket are big enough for just one. Having a big party? Check out our navy blue wool blanket to make sure you have enough for everyone.
What’s a bonfire without s’mores? Want something warm? Then a good hot chocolate will always do the trick. Check out our recent blog on all the creative ways you can make a s’more.
Paper Lanterns
These add a subtle ambiance. Perfect for walkways.
It’s always great to have that one person in the crowd who can play the guitar. 
Comfort Food
Roasted hot dogs and roasted corn are must-haves.

Gather round…and enjoy :)

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Hiking Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park By: Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company

Zion, you have our heart.  It was during late August when we arrived at Zion National Park in Southwest Utah, about a two and half hour drive from Las Vegas. Upon entering the park on a late afternoon, we were greeted by the friendliest park ranger in America who proceeded to give us a park map and provide us with local weather conditions for the next few days.  She pointed us in the general direction of our campsite where we went to set up shop for the next few days.  After pitching the tent, laying out our wool camping blanketsBlack And White Wool Blanket and cooking hot dogs and burgers over the open flame of the fire pit, we decided to call it a night in order to be well rested for the challenge that lay ahead: Angel’s Landing. 
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Angel’s Landing is a very strenuous 5-mile hike with steep switch backs and deathly steep drop-offs in certain areas. We woke up extra early in order to catch the first bus to the trail head. The hike begins in a scenic, cool canyon.  It’s best to be prepared with multiple layers if you hit the trail early. The trail then begins to gain elevation through a series of switchbacks called  “Walter’s Wiggle.”  These switchbacks will have your glutes burning, but the views are amazing.  Once you reached the top of Walter’s Wiggles you’ll follow the narrow ridgeline the rest of the way.  The trail narrows at one point to about two feet wide in one section but thankfully the bolted in chain links to guide you to the peak.  It’s grueling and empowering effort to make it to the peak, but once you reach the top you’ll understand why it’s called Angel’s Landing.  

After soaking in the views and recouping our energy, we headed back to our campsite where we shared stories around the campfire and wrapped up in our quality wool blankets as we relaxed under the stars… Another carefree summer day in Zion.   

Saturday, 17 February 2018

What’s in my Backpack? India Edition Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company, Quality Wool Blankets

Backpacking around the world is an exhilarating and humbling experience. To witness other cultures and the beautiful nature that surrounds them often leaves us filled with gratitude for just how magnificent planet earth is. I unpacked my bag during a recent trip to India. And although my other pack had the basic clothes and toiletries essentials, this one was my day-to-day explorer pack. Navigating the busy streets, meditating each morning, sipping on spicy chai and eating roasted corn on the cob…I fell in love with the beauty of India and the spiritual sense all around me. Check out this month’s edition of “What’s in my Backpack.”
Yoga Mat
Not only good for that post-flight stretch, but for rolling out anywhere. I prefer the ultra thing mats for traveling.
The Bhagavad Gita
A must-read for anyone traveling to India
Tan and Cream White Stripe Wool Blanket

Great for sleeping, savasana, and meditation. Easy to roll up, too. 
Don’t forget sun protection.
Silk Scarf
These especially come in handy when entering temples. Perfect for around your neck or over your shoulders. Delicate and light.
Invest in a quality camera. Take good care of it and it will last you years to come. Not everything is best captured on a cell phone.
Tibetan Horn
Because where else will you find one of these?

Safe and steady travels. Namaste.
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Friday, 16 February 2018

Hiking with Dogs Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company, Warm Wool Blankets

We love dogs. Our dogs are constant companions on the trails. Together, we have experienced some of our greatest adventures in life. We’ve put together our top 5 tips to consider when bringing your furry friend out into the wilderness with you.

Trail Research
Make sure to research which trails are appropriate for bringing dogs. Just because a trail is labeled as “dog friendly” doesn’t mean you can let your dog off the leash. Respect your fellow hikers and keep Fido close to you at all times.

Seems obvious, but don’t forget to pack water for your dog. We have a wonderful canine backpack that allows our dog to carry his own water. We pack a small collapsible dog bowl. It’s win-win for everyone.

When camping with your dog, make sure they stay close to the campsite. Put a light-up collar on them and if you need to, tie them up. It’s safer for the dogs and it’s safer for other unsuspecting campers who could be alarmed if an unleashed animal comes wandering into their campsite.

Be sure to pack a roll up foam pad or a durable wool blanket & wool blankets for sale for your dog to cozy up with at night. Even dogs get cold, too! Our dog has his favorite gray wool blankets & heavy wool blanket that has seen better days!.

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First Aid
Let’s hope you don’t need it, but pack it just in case. The trails can be tough on paws. Be sure to check their feet after hiking.

Be sure to train your dogs for big hikes. Start out with daily walks, then graduate to more strenuous hikes. We had our dog first practice hiking with his empty backpack. As he got older, we added more weight to help build stamina. It’s a perfect addition to our hiking gear collection. He carries his stuff, and we carry ours!

Happy trails, friends.

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

In the Kitchen: A Brunch Favorite Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company, Quality Wool Blankets

Is there anything better than a home cooked Saturday morning brunch? Waking up slow, throwing a pot of coffee on, with nothing to do is our idea of heaven. Over the years, we’ve experimented with many different types of breakfast recipes. Some have made the cut, and some have not. What we have learned is the importance of balancing savory and sweet. Whether you are gathering around the table or wrapped up in one of our warm wool blanketsblack and white wool blanketred plaid wool blanket yellow wool blanket in front of the television, this meal is sure to fill you up. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this week’s brunch recipe favorite.

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Baked French Toast


24-inch French baguette
6 large free range eggs
3 cups organic whole milk
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup packed organic brown sugar
1 cup organic pecans
1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
Sliced bananas (or substitute with 2 cups of organic blueberries)


Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Cut twenty 1-inch slices from baguette and arrange in one layer in baking dish. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, nutmeg, vanilla, and 3/4 cup brown sugar and pour evenly over bread. Chill mixture, covered, until all liquid is absorbed by bread, at least 8 hours, and up to 1 day.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a shallow baking pan spread pecans evenly and toast in middle of oven until fragrant, about 8 minutes. Toss pecans in pan with 1 teaspoon butter and salt.

Increase temperature to 400°F.

Sprinkle pecans and blueberries evenly over bread mixture. Cut 1/2 stick butter into pieces and in a small saucepan heat with remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, stirring, until butter is melted. Drizzle butter mixture over bread and bake mixture 20 minutes, or until any liquid from blueberries is bubbling.

Serve French toast with pure maple syrup.

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