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Caribou Skin Clothing Beats High-Tech Expedition Clothing

Inuit caribou skin 1For those living in extreme cold winter conditions, this article from NoTech Magazine may be of interest.  Dated from 1995, it analyzes the capabilities of three different types of winter clothing in maintaining warm body temperatures in extreme cold (-28 degrees Celsius) for extended periods of time.  The three types of clothing are described as expedition, military and the caribou skin as used by Inuit peoples in the far north.  Below are some excerpts from the article, which can be viewed as a PDF: Caribou skin cold weather clothing. Read the rest of this entry