James G. Phillips, Highland, Utah County, whose enthusiasm for the outdoors led to the design of an extreme cold weather clothing system, died this week.
Mr. Phillips, whose funeral was Friday, was an electrical engineer and health physicist, designing and developing radiation detecting equipment for the nuclear industry.His second love was the outdoors. He and his son, Jim, developed the ultra-cold weather clothing system called the Phillips Arctic Living System (PALS).
The PALS system is used extensively in Alaska and northern Canada by hunters, trappers, outdoorsmen, oilfield workers and dog mushers.
Mr. Phillips, 70, was also involved in Scouting, earning the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award. He is author of two of the chapters in the new BSA handbook.
A native of New Mexico, Mr. Phillips will be buried in Albuquerque.