25 – Your music streaming service will require online access after 30 days forcing you to rediscover music from your youth buried on your electronic device(s).
24 – Live your childhood dream of being a trucker, eating a pack of beef jerky and/or beef sticks daily.
23 – Some days it is expected you do not leave your “bed”, not even to go to the bathroom.
22 – Go eco-friendly by powering all your gadgets by solar power only.
21 – You’ll spend much of your time next to a blue flame that looks like an ion propulsion spacecraft engine.
20 – Have a tug-of-war or wrestling contest with a 40 KT wind using any number of wind-catching camp objects.
19 – Get your beauty rest: with 24 hour daylight, napping during the day is not any different than sleeping during the night.
18 – No shower? No problem! You can watch your body begin to clean itself through shedding.
17 – Develop super-human cardio after spending over a month at high altitude, especially when doing the heavy labour surrounding the multiple moves of a reconnaissance team.
16 – Unable to wash your hands, your immune system will get a workout and be stronger than ever.
15 – Directionally challenged? Being so close to the South Pole, it is understandable to lose track of directions especially without any sunrise or sunset.
14 – Look up anytime and see the sun circling you like a vulture.
13 – You never really have to do dishes.
12 – You never have to worry about putting the seat up/down on the “toilet”.
11 – Having lived off it for over a month, you’ll never throw out expired food when you return home.
10 – When the wind dies completely, hear the voices in your head perfectly during the silence.
09 – You never realize how much changing clothes is a pain.
08 – It is impossible to forget to lock your front door – even if you could, with all your food stored outside it wouldn’t stop your thieving neighbours from poaching your most delectable of the offerings.
07 – Without email/internet or cell phone access, the associated stress is stripped away with the 30 KT winds.
06 – Eating chocolate for lunch is acceptable and often encouraged.
05 – Unleash your inner bird! Who needs a cleanse diet when your beverage will contain plenty of tiny rock pieces that will act like floss for your digestive system.
04 – There is always a cold side of the pillow.
03 – Shaving? Combing your hair? Forgetaboutit! Unleash your inner and outer caveman.
02 – You’ll get to hear the many stories of John Schutt. You’ll learn for yourself that his time in the Antarctic and Arctic are the reasons why we have seasons – the dark is afraid of John Schutt.
01 – Perfect the art of growing a beardsicle, snotsicle, and/or breathsicle.
Posted by Scott from Shackleton Tent City on 2018-01-13 at 17:00.