|Digging for clean water through ice|
But we are a bunch of woosies here. In the five days in the last two weeks we've been off (the snow makeup days for school are a bear) we watched a show called "The Alaska Experiment". It was on the Discovery Network of channels. For three months, four sets of friends/relatives went out in the Alaskan wilderness to fend for themselves. And it was winter. And it was freakin' cold. Like -40 regular without a windchill. These people had to provide all the wood to keep warm, go collect water to drink, kill animals for meat. Certain foods were provided (oatmeal, beans) and there were survival experts with them, but they were out there in abandoned cabins with no electricity and no running water. They had to go outside in these frigid temperatures to go to the bathroom. YIKES! One of the teams didn't even have a cabin, they had some kind of tent structure.