Home Sweet Home
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
sleeping bag. On the inside, under my sleeping bag, is a Neoprene
just visible on the left, a thin air mattress, and a sleeping bag
more layers between me and the ice, the better! It's fine as long
as I don't have
moisture in my sleeping bag.
Here's the 180 view, sitting on my sleeping bag.
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
dry out, if it's off the ground. Dry stuff is warm stuff.
This isn't a good shot, but there's the cruel outside. There are
to my tent, thus two doors to zipper open.
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
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.