I have a good library of the peoples of the arctic basin. Dog skin and fur was an important commodity. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />Dog makes the best mukluk liners. just think about wolf and coyote ruffs on parkas - those are some warm frost free furs. Also as you know - those people had very limited resources - seal - polar bear - dog - ground squirrels - fish, and the occasional caribou and rarer wolverine, acrtic fox and of course the chest hair of beached whales... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

I agree the warmest dog fur is still attached to the dog... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
These are my own opinions based on wisdom earned through many wrong decisions. Your mileage may vary.