iv been following ben saunders blog the past week or so. it's a live tale of his trip on cross country skis from canada to the north pole. he will be the second ever human to go it alone. thus far he traveled 10.25 nautical miles, with 395 to go. HERE is a fascinating list of his gear, ranging from clothes and cookware to a shot gun and tech gadgets, most of which was custom built for his trip. i find it brilliant that in a truly life threatening -40 degrees all alone in an area the size of the entire USA he is updating a blog and interacting with his followers.