Russia has big designs on the Arctic. Its forces have been very active in the inhospitable region over the last few years, showing off their high-tech gear and ability to deploy rapidly to the harsh environment. Now it appears they are also preparing to operate on the other end of the spectrum, taking up local nomadic…
We have heard about Russia’s relentless exercises and military buildup in the Arctic over the last year and a half, but the U.S. Army may now be beginning to follow suit. Under exercise Arctic Pegasus, the Army has sent Stryker armored combat vehicles to an outpost well within the Arctic Circle for the first time.
A record-breaking cold snap has left the remote town of Nome, Alaska, dangerously low on fuel. But the Russian tanker ship "Renda" is carrying 1.3 million gallons of gasoline and diesel through the frozen Bering Sea in a path carved by a Coast Guard icebreaker.
Airships may soon soar in the cold skies of northern Canada and Alaska, bringing supplies to remote mining communities where planes can't always fly and roads are cost-prohibitive.
Our buddy Greg sent in this clip (sorry G., forgot to mention Mel Gibson in the podcast), which describes in excruciating detail how to rim an all-terrain tire in the Arctic. Actually, you've already gone ahead and watched the clip, so you know how completely not excruciating it is. In fact, it's cooler than hell…