How to Keep Your Hands Warm, 1579

painting of hunters overlooking wintry town vista Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Hunters in the Snow (1565)

Whosoever annoynts his feete or hands, with the grease of a Woolfe: he shall not be hurt with any colde of his handes, or feete so annointed.

Thomas Lupton, A Thousand Notable Things

Winter inventory checklist: Hot cocoa. Warm hat. Wolf grease.