I’m having to get use to thought of living in a tent for weeks on end, eating out of a bag, melting blocks of ice for hot drinks, which for those of us who like our home comforts is pretty hard to swallow.
Some of the dried, pre packed food we will be taking is pictured below.
We will rely on are MSR Stoves for boiling water for drinking and cooking with. The team will need a daily intake of over 48,000 calories and 80 litres of melted snow to sustain and hydrate us and keep us going. This will be a daily routine of melting snow block…watching out for any patches of yellow.
Below is an MSR Stove.
The tent I will spend my time in is shared by Steve D, Nick & Shaun. The smells in the tent in the morning will take some getting used to, another pleasure of the trip. The tents have are specially designed for the trip and if the worst happens, such as we accidentally rip or we catch the tent on fire we will be carrying a spare tent between the team.
One of 3 tents we will take to the North Pole.
Being part of such a unique expedition is pushing me on to make the best of the opportunity i have been given, but I know it will all be worthwhile if i can raise the money for my charity.
That will keep me motivated and get me to the North Pole.
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