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Abandon Ship
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Endurance finally sinks below the waves in November 1915, after ten months frozen in the ice. You are now marooned far out at sea. The nearest land, Paulet Island, off the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, has a hut and supplies, but it’s 400 miles (650 km) away! Shackleton decides to make for it across the ice, dragging two lifeboats.
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You and the rest of the crew are harnessed in teams to “manhaul” the boats, each of which weighs over a ton! In a week you make only 7 miles (11 km) headway. At this rate, it will take a year to reach land — but you have less than two months’ food! Shackleton gives up and tells you to set up camp on the ice. Eventually the ice will either melt or drift near land — if you don’t starve first!
TOP LAYER
A windbreaker protects you from snow and howling blizzards. Your outfit is completed by a wool hat, gloves, and heavy boots.

UNDERCLOTHES
Next to your skin, you wear long underwear and thick socks, with a pullover and trousers on top.
Based on the book You Wouldn't Want to Be a Polar Explorer!
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