Camp routine


“The camp routine is as follows: Camp rise at 8am, breakfast 8.30. Generally fried seal steak with bannock and tea. Routine duties, viz. seal scouting, tidying camp, etc., till 1pm. Lunch variable (today boiled suet rolls); the cook was subject to a severe ranting for allowing dirt to contaminate the pudding cloth. Afternoon is spent at individual’s discretion, reading, walking, etc. Generally seal or penguin hoosh at 5.30pm, and cocoa. Turn into sleeping bags immediately after. Take an hour’s watch each alternate night.”

— Frank Hurley


About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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