posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 09:36 PM
When my wife and I lived in Alaska from 1970-1985 we invested in a Singer 29K industrial free arm treadle sewing machine to make some extra money.
With it we replaced many heavy duty zippers in sleeping bags and parkas, reinforced tents, etc., for mountain climbers who made their way up MT.
Denali. One of the things we often did was to connect heavy mittens with a strong strip of elastic. We made it long enough to reach from one cuff to
the other with the persons arms fully extended. The climber would put the gloves with elastic strap on and then the gloves out through the arm
sleeves. This way they could not accidentally lose a mitten. If you drop a mitten on top of Mt. Denali in a sixty mile an hour wind you are most
likely going to die.