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A hunter’s kit

A hunter’s kit

What do you wear to get outside? Hunter Jeremiah Awa shows us his kit: a mix of homemade and store bought. These layers kept him warm during a two week hunting trip for caribou to share with his community. The homemade parka and seal mittens are very warm, but still . . . this is…

Heat your feet

Heat your feet

Form meets function. These what you need to survive on the ice. These ‘boots’ are made by Joanna Kunnuk. Some would call her a seamstress; I think of her as an engineer. I’m wearing two layers of warm booties under this fur, one with a legging that comes up over my knees. (I’ve never had…