Iditarod Trail Gear: What the Mushers Can't Race Without

Iditarod Trail Gear: What the Mushers Can't Race Without

An Iditarod contestant spends up to 20 days on the trail covering some of the most inhospitable landscape on the planet during the dead of an Alaskan winter. The contestant's sled carries about 100 pounds of gear, as well as extra food for the dogs in case a checkpoint is passed.

guns_relatedEquipment choices are critical, because having the right gear is necessary to survive if extreme weather moves in. In short, no gear is haphazardly selected. The musher and their dogs' lives depend on it.

Iditarod Unleashed Marathon & 2015 Race Special

Tune in the 2015 Race Special on April 2 at 8 p.m. EST on The Sportsman Channel to catch all of the action from the hottest event below zero.




Top Gear Choices for the Trail


We asked nine veteran mushers which piece of equipment was so important they would feel sick if it was left behind in the truck:

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