How did pre-modern Inuit stay warm all winter?
October 14, 2011 1:28 AM Subscribe
From what I remember of the Inuit film Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)
, the clothing, though heavy, seemed to fit very loosely. Although it seemed fine for the relatively mild weather of the film, I wondered if it would be effective enough when it was colder. How different was winter clothing during the era in the film? What are other practical details of staying warm outdoors for many hours in arctic or subarctic climates? Or did people just stay indoors?
posted by Lirp to Society & Culture (12 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
How and how often would parkas be washed? What kind of under-layers were worn? How common was a change of clothes? How common was bathing?
Basically, I am looking for any good books that get into the details of staying warm for a long time in extreme outdoor cold prior to the modern era.