Since there doesn't seem to be anything particularly untoward going on near the pole that I'll be visiting*, should I be concerned? If I thought that problems were going to crop up then the most useful three words would be "Shackleton's cell number".
*: Sorry, my streak of juvenile smart-alackiness is so deeply ingrained I can't help myself. Think of what my family has to put up with.
James Mann Wordie led an expedition to the Arctic in 1934. The Wordie Ice Shelf in Antarctica is dramatically retreating. What would be the three most important words you would take with you on a polar expedition? (Nouns, adjectives, whimsey, all welcome.)