Discussion in 'Clothing' started by Moondog55, Jul 10, 2019.
Just in case people hadn't seen it already
Interesting... Never heard of arctic shorts before...
I had, they work very well. Think Inuit in shaggy polar bear pants, only to the top of the mukluk. Very common with HA mountaineers in the 70's and 80's in down in the days before the one piece suit became common, REI used to sell them as did Patagonia in that era. Easy to make too also cheap if you use fleece. But US M-65 trouser liners are also cut short of the boot tops so they work in a similar way
I’d seen canvas pants, cut off at the knees, and worn over wool as a wind barrier,,, but hadn’t imagined anything heavier...
I’d seen the Inuit polar bear pants too, but hadn’t imagined any crossover...
Gubment , How to dress report.... only 23 pages
Is this a criticism or a congratulations?
Actually the report itself is only 12 pages of well written and comprehensive detail, there are several tables for a quick visual assessment of the differences between clothing items and fabric and several blank pages for taking notes and naturally the obligatory Frontispiece and printers/publishers information which seem to be a legal and statutory requirement in all countries. I didn't find anything new or unknown but I did enjoy reading it and I found the point about wearing fewer but warmer layers informative and extremely pertinent
Thanks for posting this.
Calvin Rutstrum talks about duffel cloth shorts worn over the top of everything else to keep the femoral arteries warm in Paradise Below Zero.
How to teach a PS4 jockey how not to freeze to death. "I want to be a brown bear biologist." (In the summer)
If born & raised in the Northern climates, you will learn and adapt to harsh winters or you will move to a more suitable environment.
I think the Navy and Air Force we’re responsible for some great clothing and foot wear ideas at affordable prices for us poor folks back in the early 1950’s. Between military surplus, Woods Ltd Arctic Bags/clothing and Duluth Pack packs, life would have been less enjoyable for some of us.
Moreno wool base layers are Heaven sent for some of us living in the northern banana belt due to its light weight and silk like feeling next to ole thin skin.