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Mon., Jan. 24, 2011, 8:11 a.m.

Let winter get you down

A sub-zero air temperature produces fog around waterfowl huddled on a pond at sunrise.  (Associated Press)
A sub-zero air temperature produces fog around waterfowl huddled on a pond at sunrise. (Associated Press)

WATERFOWL -- These ducks are offering their free services as models to promote the effective qualities of down insulation as they hang out comfortably on the ice in below-zero conditions.

Down is the lightest most compressible and efficient natural insulator for cold weather clothing.

But the ducks stress that consumers should insist on clothing filled with 100 percent GOOSE down. 




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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