This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X Dep6t Journey To The West Preparing pemmican--An alarm of fire--Fire-bars found in the chimney--The " two-decker ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X Dep6t Journey To The West Preparing pemmican--An alarm of fire--Fire-bars found in the chimney--The " two-decker "--Iron runners a success on sea ice --Our clothes--Start for the west--Penelope Point--Heavy going in Relay Bay--Magnificent scenery--Ski, and two miles a day --We return from Cape Wood--A concert in the Abbey Cave-- Weddell seals--An area of calms--Levick detained at Warning Glacier by blizzards--A short trip to Warning Glacier at the end of the month--Narrow escape from loss of a cooker--A gusty blizzard--We return to Cape Adare at the run. Early September was spent preparing two sledges and weighing out food for our forthcoming trip along the west coast of Robertson Bay. The rations taken were much the same as on our last journey, but the work of preparation was a much longer task, because we were taking with us six weeks' provisions. Distinctly the longest job we had was, as before, the powdering of the biscuit which was to go in our hoosh; but though this was really hard work it was not nearly as unpleasant as that of opening the pemmican-tins and extracting their contents. This latter food is evidently prepared in a liquid or semi-liquid state and then poured into round tins, which hold about 12 to 14 oz., and the tins are then hermetically sealed. As we required 84 lb. for this trip there were, therefore, close on a hundred of these tins to deal with, and by the time we had finished our hands, thanks to a thin tin-opener with a metal handle, looked as if we had just received half a dozen cuts with a cane. Each man possessed one or two small blisters on his palm, besides innumerable cuts, which were the more unwelcome as it proved impossible to keep the blood from them out of the pemmican. Our record, timed by...
This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition., 1200grams, ISBN: 0903983265.
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