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

GEAR

• Mix Master Mitt

$159, www.burton.com.

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, www.danner.com .

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.

READ

• The (monetary) cost of climbing Mount Everest

www.outsideonline.com/blog.

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."

WATCH

• Eagle owl in flight

www.dogwork.com/owfo8.

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.

THE TWEET

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 smcmanis@sacbee.com

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