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komatik

a sledge having wooden runners and crossbars bound with rawhide, used by the Inuit and other related peoples
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The vehicle can also haul over 400 kilograms on a towed komatik, making it highly utilitarian for soldiers and Canadian Rangers operating in the Arctic.
Caption: ABOVE RIGHT: DEW Engineering's D900 snowmobile can be equipped with a komatik, an inuit sled designed to travel on snow and ice, which increases the vehicle's ability to carry a heavy load across long distances and in heavy snow.
El komatik sobre el cual viajo no es un medio de transporte comodo.
However, the system produces limited amounts of drinking water and is located a kilometre and a half away from the village and therefore not easily accessed by people who don't have komatiks or all-terrain vehicles.
We report radiocarbon dates on the komatik wood and measurements of komatik dimensions, the first available for prehistoric sleds in the Arctic.
When Nurse Kate disregards the advice of her komatik driver and sets off into a storm with another, she admits that she "was a little afraid that [she] was doing a Florence Nightingale sister-of-mercy act, but that was better than sitting down and doing nothing" (215).
The booth display included sample copies of books published in the Northern Lights and Komatik series that could be ordered at special conference rates, complimentary recent issues of Arctic, and a looping slideshow featuring images of AINA's many assets, such as research associate fieldwork, the Kluane Lake Research Station, the journal Arctic and other publications, and historical photos.
With little practice, Whelan was immediately faced with understanding a snowmobiler's techniques for hauling a loaded komatik with no brakes and navigating through rough terrain.
This design is similar to the komatik still used throughout the Canadian Arctic and West Greenland.
In 1989, the former Technical Papers evolved into the Komatik series, which would also be desktop-published.
Calgary: The Arctic Institute of North America, Komatik Series No.
was published in October as the sixth offering in AINA's Komatik series.