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  • Three men, clad in bearskin trousers and reindeer-skin anoraks, sit huddled together listening to a storyteller regale his company with an account of a polar bear hunt.

    World's race for economic growth threatens Greenland's pure white wilderness

  • We took our reindeer-skin clothing, for which we had had no use as yet, on the sledges.

    The South Pole~ The Start for the Pole

  • I have seen sleeping-bags of the finest reindeer-skin spoilt in a comparatively short time if they contained a few patches of this thin skin, as of course the cold penetrates more easily through the thin skin, and gives rise to dampness in the form of rime on meeting the warmth of the body.

    The South Pole~ Plan and Preparations

  • For the sake of economy, the makers of reindeer-skin sleeping-bags are in the habit of sewing them in such a way that the direction of the hair is towards the opening of the bag.

    The South Pole~ Plan and Preparations

  • The inner one was of calf-skin or thin female reindeer-skin, and quite light; the outer one was of heavy buck reindeer-skin, and weighed about 13 pounds.

    The South Pole~ The End of the Winter

  • Every man received a heavy and a lighter suit of reindeer-skin, as well as reindeer-skin mits and stockings.

    The South Pole~ The End of the Winter

  • We wanted a room where Wisting could store all the things in his charge; he was specially anxious about the reindeer-skin clothing, and wished to have it under a roof.

    The South Pole~ Preparing for Winter

  • Here, as elsewhere in the cold, it was found that boots with wooden soles were the best for sedentary work; but for some reason or other the occupants of the Clothing Store would not give their adherence to the wooden-sole principle, and continued to work all through the winter in their reindeer-skin and sealskin boots.

    The South Pole~ The End of the Winter

  • At this camp we left behind all our delightful reindeer-skin clothing, as we could see that we should have no use for it, the temperature being far too high.

    The South Pole~ Through the Mountains

  • To be provided for emergencies, we all had our thinnest reindeer-skin clothes with us; but, so far as I know, these were never used, except as pillows or mattresses.

    The South Pole~ The Eastern Sledge Journey


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