Methylated spirits

“Last night we celebrated the second anniversary of the commissioning of the Endurance by an extra tot of methylated spirits. I had enough sugar to add to mine, and with a pinch of ginger, served out too, it was delicious. Salt is getting very scarce and we have to be exceedingly careful how we serve it out. The bays are both full of ice, so no game thought it worthwhile to put in an appearance.”

— Thomas Orde-Lees

About Ernest Shackleton

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