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When you look to the people who survived the cold best you might never think of those in the North Pole. Well, you might not think of Santa and his elves but what about the Aboriginal peoples of the Arctic that live in the harshest conditions on the planet. They thrive there and have done so for eons.
Its safe to say that they know a thing or two about cold survival. These peoples have many important tools and methods but no one of them speak to Christmas the way the Mukluk does.
This soft-bottomed snowshoe was designed to be very light and fit over the foot without lacing. It was designed not to constrict circulation and to allow moisture to escape so the feet would not be wet and chilled by cold sweat.
It looks like something that Kris Kringle himself would wear as he readied the reindeer for that fateful night. What the Mukluk was most certainly used for, was to hunt and trek in snow. This important shoe would often times be fitted over a hard sole and be just as effective.
While mukluks are an old technology, you can buy them as well as make your own.
Tis the season to be sharing. Perhaps the whole family could use a pair of mukluks. Better yet, sit them all down one cold night and make them together. With the right, pre cut materials they don’t take a lot of complicated steps.
This could be the type of thing your family would enjoy this holiday season. We are so bogged down by the things that we “should” be doing during the holidays that we often forget that spending time together is just as important. Making things together and sitting by the fire is really what the holiday season is all about.