Survive In North Pole
North Pole is one of regions that become a focus of international intrigue. If South Pole lies on the continent of Antarctica, there is no land under the North Pole. In North Pole, you can see a floating Arctic ice sheet. Arctic ice sheet will expand during cold months and it will shrink to half of its size in the summer. The temperature in North Pole varies depending on the time of the year. In July, this place is warmest. In February, the temperature drops to 31 degrees below zero. The amount of light also depends on the time of the year. Alaska, Norway and other Arctic Circle countries each face 6 months of almost total darkness and and 6 months of broad daylight. Do you want to go to North Pole? You have known the condition of North Pole. You should learn how to survive in North Pole before going there.
An adventure to the North Pole is not cheap. But, you can go on board on your own Arctic adventure. It will be great experience for you. There is a large variety of cruising expeditions. You can try an eleven-day cruise around the Norwegian island. The price starts from $4,995 for each person. You can also sail from Russia to the North Pole (the 90o north spot), and then visit Franz Josef Land, as well as tour the Arctic Ocean. The cost starts from $23,995 for per person. If you want to see the walrus and polar bears hunting in their natural habitat you can go there from June to mid-July. If you want to see see flowers and Arctic flora in bloom, you can go there from mid-July to mid-August. You can see birds begin to migrate to South if you go there from mid-August to September.
The North Pole is one of the greatest challenges for human survival. Only a few of brave souls that will join the expeditions to the North Pole. If you want to go there, it is better for you to prepare several things that needed, like: Goggles or sun lasses, waterproof fire starter, Sunscreen 30+, several layers of loose winter clothing, weatherproof tent, windproof outerwear, vbl sleeping bag, snowshoes, cooking knife, down mittens, insect repellant, and extreme balaclava. These things are very important for your survival.
After preparing all items, you should consider several things like:
Select the time wisely. Most people think that winter in North Pole runs much year-round. But, the fact is that winter in North Pole is just almost year-round. You should be aware that about 80 percent of the Arctic Circleis snow-free by the late August. From June through September, the temperatures can reach up to 90o F. You should be careful since the melting snow and ice during this period is dangerous. The heaviest snows will fall in early spring. The months during March and May are believed as optimal choice for visiting.
You should protect your eyes. Do not forget to wear snow goggles to protect your eyes from the glare. When you forget to bring goggles, you can make them by cutting the eye slits into wood or cardboard. You are not recommended to use anything metal since it can freeze to your face. To decrease the reflection into your eyes, you need to smear your cheeks with something black, like charcoal, dirty oil, or soot.
Do not forget to wrap up. Make sure that you have multiple layers of loose clothes to let the air circulation and evaporation of sweat. You should prepare shirts, pants, jackets, socks, shoes, and gloves. Do not fit too tightly since it will keep perspiration from escaping and can frost on your skin. The outmost layers of your clothes must be windproof.
You need to make a shelter. Shelter in the North Pole will vary depending on the specific location. You can use available resources that can include anything from evergreen boughs, the hull of a crashed airplane or used parachutes. If you bring a tent, you need to set it in a spot where it has the least possibility of being buried by snow. If you do not bring a tent or other material, you can make an igloo or ice house. You can make it by cutting the blocks of dry packed snow and then building a domed structure.
You should keep dry. Do not beat the frost accumulated from the condensation. You are not allowed to sleep directly on snow or ice. You should pad the ground with something that you can find, like: canvas, seat covers, boughs, or airplane wing covers.
You should eat well. Eating will provide the essential heat-producing fats so you can survive the North Pole. You can hunt small animals like ducks, geese, fish, and rabbits. If you want to hunt a polar bear, you need to avoid the liver since it is poisonous. Arctic grasses, fungi, and flowering plants are safe to eat except for the Arctic fungus that is spotted with yellow and red cap.