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ALASKA WEAR: THE VISITOR'S GUIDE TO CLOTHING & GEAR
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ALASKA WEAR: THE VISITOR'S GUIDE TO CLOTHING & GEAR

Author: Tony Russ
Publisher: NORTHERN PUBLISHING, Feb 2003
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 0-963986-93-7

Synopsis
The guide to a comfortable Alaskan visit. 101 photos, 44 charts; 27 maps, 200 pgs.

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Alaska Wear: The Visitor's Guide to Clothing & Gear is an essential guide for travelers. The general climate for the entire state is first covered for each month, then the climate of 22 popular destinations is covered in detail. The second half of the book outlines how to choose the best clothing, footwear and camping gear for any Alaskan adventure. The final chapter identifies over fifty name brand items suitable for an Alaskan visit.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

about the author
introduction
chapter one OVERVIEW OF Alaskas climate
Generalizations about Climate and Weather, Temper-
ature and Precipitation Maps, Average Temperatures,
Average Snowfall, Total Precipitation, Statewide
Summary
chapter two Alaskan destinations
Arctic, Interior, Western/Bering Sea Coast, South-
western/Alaska Peninsula, Southcentral/Gulf Coast,
Southeast; cities climate descriptions, Normal
Maximum/Minimum Temperature, Precipitation Days
& Total Precipitation, Monthly Snowfall, Humidity,
Average Wind Speed, Daylight on 15th, Aurora Index,
Bug index; cities climate tables
chapter three CLOTHING SELECTION GUIDELINES
Heat Transfer & Retention, Hypothermia, Clothing
Features, Fabrics, Waterproof Fabrics, Layering,
Clothing Selection
CHAPTER FOUR FOOTWEAR EVALUATION
Selection of Footwear, The Right Fit, Break-in Process
Waterproofing, Field Care of Footwear, Socks, An
Effective Sock Strategy, Foot Medicine
CHAPTER FIVE PHOTOGRAPHY, CAMERAS & BINOCULARS
Subjects to Photograph, Composition, Traveling
Cameras and Film, Binoculars
CHAPTER SIX LUGGAGE STRATEGY FOR ALASKA
Hard-sided Luggage, Soft Duffel
CHAPTER SEVEN GEARING UP FOR ALASKAN CAMPING
Tough Fabrics for Gear, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Pads
& Cots, Stoves & Cooking Gear, Map & Compass,
Packs, Miscellaneous Gear, Backpackers Check List
CHAPTER EIGHT FIREARMS/PROTECTION FOR VISITORS
Bears, Wolves & Other Canines, In General, Firearms
CHAPTER NINE WATER QUALITY & FIRST AID
Our Water Needs, Water Quality, First Aid
CHAPTER TEN Clothing and gear RECOMMENDATIONS
FOR ALASKAN DESTINATIONS
Base Layer, Second/Insulating Layer, Protective/Outer
Layer, Footwear, Luggage and Duffel, Camping/Back-
packing and Miscellaneous Gear, Sources of
Clothing and Gear
CONCLUSION
INDEX
BIBLIOGRAPHY
ALASKAN ART

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tony Russ
is a 45-year Alaskan outdoorsman. His motto is "Guiding you to Success in the Alaskan Outdoors".


 
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