Mammals J. Kenneth Doutt Return Home
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Any expedition must, of course, plan for equipment and supplies. Some expeditions are close enough to civilization that the food supply can be refreshed during the trip, but as recently as a few decades ago, the supply ships to the Far North only stopped once or twice a year. Museum expeditions had to deal with the problem of transporting an entire field season’s worth of food to the Arctic. As Doutt observed:

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"The lists of food supplies alone looked like a wholesale grocery order. For example, 900 pounds of bacon, 960 pounds of flour, 300 pounds of sugar, 80 pounds of tea, and 180 pounds of rice were but some of the items shipped to the Belcher Island post . . ."

Photo: A sled loaded up with supplies on the 1972 expedition.

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