11 Apr, 2008
We always wake up at 7:30 in the morning as a schedule. It has been already bright outside. As soon as I awake up, I get out of the bed, fill the stove with petrol, light up it, and boil water in a pan. The rest of water in a thermos bottle boils much faster than snow only. After the water boils, we put hot water into the thermos bottle, and have breakfast. That is pemmican, a kind of dried food of beef and vegetables. I pour hot water to pemmican like stew and mix up the thick food.
After breakfast, we always have shit time. You must put adequate deal of toilet paper in your pocket in a round shape to wipe your butts after doing the business. If you enjoy yourself in the restroom for a long time on the windy day below minus 30 C, what is out of your body will be frozen. The moment you pull down your briefs, you must be very careful that you drop your stuff straight down.
We leave after we have hot drink in the tent, being fully equipped, and pull out the tent, put our gears on the sled. We have lunch keeping the sled standing to break wind at 1:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m., have a break about 4:00 p.m. and walk until about 6:00 p.m. And then, we put up the tent again, have a supper, and write a dairy or an adventure report to e-mail to Japan. We go to bed at 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m.