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Old 01-23-2009, 04:19 PM
Location: 71.4 N 156.5 W
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Originally Posted by DannyL View Post
Yea, I guess it's may be the same stuff. But don't laugh, kept within it's limitations Carhartt makes some great gear.
I'm just saying, if you're looking around and with no one to help, look at the Carhartt rack.
Read the labels also........

Yep they do make great stuff. Within their range. I got Carhartt by recommendation and has done great to -30 and lower even with 20 mph wind. BUT that is not the same as on a snowmachine. For really, really good stuff - probably the gear used for Arctic and Antarctic expeditions would be the best. (Very expensive stuff though) People do go out in -40 to -50 and hike around. With the right gear, experience and preparation you can do a lot of outdoors stuff. I'm pretty much OK for what Barrow has been but surprises are always around the corner. It seems I always over dress for what the conditions are, but better than being underdressed and freezing.

Also test your gear if you can. Don't go way into the backwoods until you are sure everything is up to snuff. You certainly don't want to find out too late that you needed more. This is more commen sense than anything.

Glad Starlite had the warmers on hand. I do keep a couple of the hand size ones in my coat, but they are not a cure, better to have the right gear to start with. You can also move around to generate body heat, much more efficient then letting your muscles shiver to generate heat.

I'm going out to dig an old washing machine out of the snow, then I'll take a 2 mile walk. It's only +2 with light winds out right now but as usual I will assume it could be down to -30 (-40 not likely but you never know) with 20mph winds before I get back. I will dress accordingly.

As I've learned and am still learning, even if you THINK you know, ask someone who really DOES know. And if you're still not sure about the answer - ask someone else. I've grown accoustomed to my fingers and toes and would like to keep them in place.

Starlite - you deserve reps for helping that poor guy out.


Last edited by bkyhi; 01-23-2009 at 04:25 PM.. Reason: spelling
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