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Hut - 3
Labelling boxes and listing their contents is always
important on large expeditions where supplies have to last
for many months and more, as is storage so that they are
readily available in the middle of winter.
Imagine feeling like a bacon sandwich and realising
that the tinned bacon (no I'd never seen it either until
I went to Antarctica - take it from me it's delicious) is
outside in a case at the bottom of a pile of cases, under
a tarpaulin that is now covered by a snowdrift that has
solidified to ice. It's also pitch black as it's midwinter,
it's blowing a blizzard and you don't want to think about
the temperature. Plus actually, now you think about it,
you're not really sure which one of three piles of stores
the case you want is really in.
Picture courtesy of Mike Usher
- Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov
You can purchase a selection of Mike's pictures