Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Life is like a tent, it has 2 doors
Leaving philosophy behind, this new group approach to F5 blogging focuses on practical information in favour of the inner sauce from the inner tent.
And where else to start than in the inner tents themselves?
Like who speaks with whom, who uses the “PBM”(?) (a moisturizing body lotion that has a smell dropping function) and why our two youngsters only found their tent’s second door last week.
Let’s start with André. He sits outside, rain on shine, hidden behind a snow wall we make each evening. Next, we have “Romeo”, formerly known as tent 2, with Hella and her 2 mentors, Mats and Ulli. And then, there is the young and colleague tent lovingly known as “Juliet” inhabited by Lucas and Kim.
Our 2 homes with plenty of space (each is designed to accommodate 4 people) and two entrances each, provide useful shelter. Their tunnel design, double poles and ease of kitchen, make them perfect for the artic environment. We have cupboards with a kitchen hole we dig each night in the absid.
Our tent life is a pretty considerable affair.
Of course there are multiple maneers of melting snow for drinking water and cooking, each one preferred by our tents “Romeo” and “Juliette”.
The Romeo gang uses the stove within the inner tent, with storing temperatures usually up to +15°C.
In contrast, the boys in Juliet, live the Nansen way, growing beards for insulation and keeping the stove in the absid. Lucas makes the morning porridge, while Kim cooks the evening meal.
To conclude with Lucas philosophical remark, “the tent is the place we spend two third of our expedition” forming thus our home sweet home.
The Frozen Five