Home Sweet Home

 Inside view of my tent
Yes, we sleep in tents, called "Arctic Ovens."  It is typical for the temp inside
my tent to be about 20F as I go to sleep and as high as 65F when I awake
in the morning.  So the solar energy does help.  The floor is a tri-wall card
board box.  There's a 2" Styrofoam board under my tent, only under my
sleeping bag.  On the inside, under my sleeping bag, is a Neoprene pad,
just visible on the left, a thin air mattress, and a sleeping bag liner.  The
more layers between me and the ice, the better!  It's fine as long as I don't have
moisture in my sleeping bag.
The tent door
Here's the 180 view, sitting on my sleeping bag.
Stuff hanging.
There are horizontal lines for air drying what I will want to wear.  The ONE
advantage you have in the dry Antarctic air is that wet or damp stuff will
dry out, if it's off the ground.  Dry stuff is warm stuff.
A view out my tent door
This isn't a good shot, but there's the cruel outside.  There are two layers
to my tent, thus two doors to zipper open.
Out house
Here's the outhouse.  The seat is Styrofoam.  Not exactly hygienic, but immediately
warm to the touch for your butt, I dare say warmer than a wooden or plastic
one in your house.  What's cold is the wind that, yes, blows quite nicely up your
back side quite often.  Let's just say one does their business as quickly as possible.