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Blizzard: Race To The Pole
The Scott camp

Blizzard: Race To The Pole


 

Expedition Facts

 

There was an enormous amount of planning and resources needed to carry out this re-enactment. Here's just a taste of items that had to be prepared and taken along...


Clothing


British Team
Scott's team relied heavily on thick, woollen garments. This is just a sample of the clothing the British team had to protect them:


woollen hats;
balaclava helmets;
wolsey thermal shirts;
woollen jerkins;
woollen scarves;
thick jumpers;
woollen/tweed trousers.


Norwegian Team
Amundsen on the otherhand, relied on animal skins:


reindeer skin mittens;
reindeer skin Finneskoe boots;
weal skin anoraks with hood.


Food


British team


pemmican;
biscuits;
cocoa;
tea;
butter;
sugar;
chocolate;
raisins;
curry powder;
spices, eg ginger;
fresh beef.


Norwegian team


pemmican;
biscuits;
chocolate;
milk powder;
seal meat.


And lots of dog food…


Cooking equipment


stove plus spare;
big pot and lid;
wooden spoons;
tin openers;
one-litre nalgene bottle;
containers and lids, large and medium sized;
lighters and matches;
stainless steel Thermos flasks;
mugs;
plates;
bowls;
cutting knives;
tea spoons;
tea towels;
small plastic bottle for detergent;
pan scrubbers;
industrial hand cleaner;
travel wipes;
engine wipes;
kitchen roll;
bin liners;
poly bags;
fire extinguisher;
fire blanket;
meths can;
20-litre jerry cans;
MSR fuel bottles and MSR cookset;
large and small funnels;
drum spanner;
drum tap.


And toilet roll…


Medical kit


The teams had a field medical box as well as personal first aid kits. The packs included items such as:


medical books;
burns kit;
neck brace;
head immobiliser;
sutures and needles;
triangular bandages;
disposable gloves;
cough sweets;
sunscreen;
lipsalve;
kurafid;
pencil and paper;
paracetamol;
hand and feet warmers.


Navigational equipment


compasses;
waterproof map cases;
maps;
pens, pencils and paper;
wind gauge;
thermometer.


Fuel


unleaded gasoline;
kerosene;
two-stroke oil;
heptane.


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