Antarctica is the Earth’s coldest, highest, and driest continent. You don’t believe that’s true? Antarctica’s average elevation is 8,200 feet (2500 m); its precipitation is as low as 0.8 inches (20 mm) per year; and the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth, -128.6°F (-89.2°C), was at Russia’s Vostok Station in 1983.
So how should I prepare to spend the next seven months on “The Ice,” as it is known? For simplicity, I divided it into clothing, personal necessities, work, and entertainment and electronics.