I hiked the Chilkoot Trail in 2000. When I was writing about it for Alaska magazine, somehow I stumbled across the information that women in that time, 1898-1899, wore on average forty pounds of clothes.
Can you imagine hiking up that
in forty pounds of clothes? That’s, what, like eight 5-pound chickens, or one three-year old child.
Now imagine that part of that forty pounds is a corset