The Packing List

andrea.habura

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Several years ago, I was doing field research in a remote and extremely cold site, and I had to take a multi-day survival training course before they would let me out on the ice unsupervised. 

On our first day of “Happy Camper School,” my classmates and I were given a list: 

Bring: Extreme Cold Weather gear, extra clothes of choice, sunglasses, full water bottle, camera, pee bottle, sense of humor. Leave behind: Cotton, alcohol, pets, worldly troubles, self-pity.”