A polar diet

Packages of day rationsSometimes travelling in polar regions is no fun at all. Cold, loneliness, long days of working and strange food. For the last thing, the food, we have had some real nightmares. We will use about the double amount of energy as during a normal office day. So instead of using 2500 KCal, we will average 5000 KCal a day.

We can’t just go to the shop and buy twice the amount of our normal daily groceries. This will put to much weight in the sledges which we have to drag around. So the food has to be dried. The food also has to contain enough fat and calories. We have to have some variety in food, as we do not want to eat 40 days in a row all the same things. And last but not least. We don’t want to spend houres cooking in the tent. This will take to much fuel. which we have to carry.

img_6992.JPGSo as you can see, there are some restrictions to a rewal polar diet. But at the end of the day we have managed to get a ration of about 1 kg. This has the energy of 5300 Kcal. So lets say, about 50 Snicker bars. Mmm sounds boring. Well it isn’t. Have a look below at the contains of a daily ration.

Muesli
Porridge
Sucker
Milk powder
Cocos
Coffee
Vitamin pil
Soup
Biscuits
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Sesamepaste
Chocolatepaste
Tea
Pemmikan
Evening meal pack
Syrupbiscuit
Crisps
nuts
Butter
Tomato saus
Salt
Bounty
Mars
Chocolate milk
Fudge
Cheese
Energy bar
Beef Jerky
Chewing gum

Enjoy your dinner!

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