Provisions: Mix Master Mitt

Published: Sunday, Mar. 11, 2012 - 2:00 am | Page 3H

A guide for what you need to buy, read or consume to enhance your recreation experience


• Mix Master Mitt


Mix Master Mitt? No, it's not a Romney for President pitch. It's a new mitten for the ski slopes that features a remote device to pause or stop your electronic devices without you having to take off the hand warmers. All you need to do is put a dongle on your iPod and then flick a button inside the mitten to switch tracks or pause. Sure, Mix Master Mitt is pricey, but how can you put a price on warm hands?

• Danner Mountain Trail Barlow boots

$310, .

We tweak the above question: How can you put a price on toes? Most rugged hiking boots are designed to repel the cold, but this boot is said to provide maximum warmth in a "sleek" design – more warmth, less bulk. For $310, it had better pamper the foot.


• The (monetary) cost of climbing Mount Everest

So you say you want to kick off your "bucket list" by scaling Mount Everest, the world's biggest metaphor for achievement. Well, it takes more than grit and determination. You need a deep wallet, too, as Outside magazine details in this story. Short answer to the cost question, according to Outside: "At least $35K per person for a seven-person team, or $60K for a solo climber."


• Eagle owl in flight

We've never seen an eagle owl, either in flight or in repose, but this slow-motion video of an eagle owl soaring straight for the camera is mesmerizing.


From comedian Andy Borowitz: "@BorowitzReport. It's important to turn off our computers and do things in the real world, or we won't have anything to tweet about."

– Sam McManis

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