Snowball soup and other interesting recipies

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drewdunnrespect

On a new journey
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oh my god i thought it would be good when i saw that the post was from u Gary but i didnt expect it to be that unbelieveably brilliant because jesus mate i new your a good photographer but this is something else and your story telling ability is amazing to.

now thanks for sharing also a question

if you had to give the most inportant piece of advice to a newbie about bushcraft in the arctic what would it be


thanks again for sharing and hope to here more round a fire soon

drew
 

lannyman8

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Jan 18, 2009
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Sorry for the delay on this, I haven't got an exact list but this is what I've been able to remember.

I took with me some mashed potato powder, a couple of sachets of boil in the bag rice, chocolate and chocolate raisins and a mixture of Schwartz/Colman type dry packet sauces that made up with water or milk (Thai curry, cheese sauce, sausage and Moroccan casseroles, etc.)

From the local supermarkets I bought porridge oats, milk powder, sugar, butter, cocoa, salami slices (various types), fish cakes, sausages, frozen reindeer meat, tinned peaches, ice cream, jelly men, reindeer jerky and dried fish snacks, tinned chanterelles (which looked interesting but weren't very nice), solbaer syrup and dried solbaer toddy (Blackcurrant).

Hardware wise I bought long life candles, fire logs, snow/dish brushes and a roll of household paper (thinner version of kitchen roll) for general wiping up and loo roll duty.

From a diy shop I also bought 2,5 litres of Rod Sprit (Meths of some kind, pink and not as smelly)

One thing I intended to buy was foot powder or talc but I could not find any in the shops.

This lasted for most of the fortnight with a top up of more syrup, fish cakes, sausages, salami, tomato purée, and two packets of Lofoten fish sauce.
Your the man Wayland, would love to go and do this sort of thing with out ice breaking drills though....:)

some day i will get a chance for a propper trip, if there are any woods left that is...

many thanks.

chris.
 

Wayland

Hárbarðr
Snip> if you had to give the most inportant piece of advice to a newbie about bushcraft in the arctic what would it be<Snip
My one tip to you Drew would be "Do it properly" go on a course like the one organised through BcUK or elsewhere.

We did not really get any extreme conditions but were prepared for them non the less. The Arctic can be an unforgiving place it's not really the environment to go into half assed.

We are looking at setting up other trips in the future but some experience will be essential as everyone will be responsible for their own safety.
 
My one tip to you Drew would be "Do it properly" go on a course like the one organised through BcUK or elsewhere.

We did not really get any extreme conditions but were prepared for them non the less. The Arctic can be an unforgiving place it's not really the environment to go into half assed.

We are looking at setting up other trips in the future but some experience will be essential as everyone will be responsible for their own safety.
Totally agree with Wayland. The Arctic takes no prisoners, even something simple can lead to a major problem if you don't have it or loose it. And i certainly echo the above, don't play with it, get some experience, instruction, and the RIGHT kit, BEFORE you go. And get some advice from people who have actually been there, not read up from books.

.We did not really get any extreme conditions but were prepared for them non the less.
Very very sound advice and practice

atb

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Skaukraft

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Very good pics Wayland.
I've also checked out your picture web sites. Your pictures got a calmness in them that I like.

Regarding the Cold Response military exercise, Norway lost 5 experienced Hercules C130 crewmembers during that exercise. They crashed in the Kebnekaise mountain in Sweden during the worst blizzard ever recorded in the area. Norwegian military and rescue personel, Swedish military and rescue personel and a lot of brave locals from the area around Kebnekaise commenced a huge search and rescue operation in the absolutely worst weatherconditions imaginable and in a extremely harsh terrain.
At the time of the crash there were reports of winds up to the strength of hurricane, and zero visibility.

R.I.P.
 
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The Survivor

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Hi all, just reviving his old(ish) thread to get afew answers.

Are these British army cold weather sleep systems?
http://www.photo-expeditions.co.uk/Airing_Sleeping_Bags.jpg[/IMGl]

Army gortex rain/windproof?
[IMG]http://www.photo-expeditions.co.uk/Chris_the_Cat_at_Shelter.jpg

Army DPM basha?


Did anyone use a alpkit bivvy bag?

Many Cheers,

Survivor
 
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