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Musher's Gear

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In 2012, Brent Sass won Rookie of the Year at the Iditarod, one of the planet’s most extreme competitions. The dog musher, who's run almost a dozen 1,000-mile races, knows the right gear can mean the difference between life and death. These are the items he deems worthy of going on his sled.

Did you ever wonder what mushers bring on a 1,000 mile long sled dog race across Alaska and the Yukon Territory, through some of the harshest conditions of winter? Here are some ideas.

It can become really cold on the Quest trail. Here is an example (and video) showing the layers mushers put on (and take off) for the race.