Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Myth, Antarctica

High winds and heavy snowfall can cause serious problems so campcraft it pretty important here. From foreground to background is a skidoo (fully tarped up and pointing into the wind. Skidoos have been known to blow away!), a nansen sledge (carrying fuel, tents, food, first aid equipment, and spares of everything), second skidoo, second nansen sledge, and pyramid tent (sleeps two people very comfortably). This is then repeated down the line for the second pair. All the equipment is constructed in an evenly spaced line, facing into the wind, to allow snow to channel through, and prevent anything being buried in drifts.

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