Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, January 1916: “….a doubtful mixture not unlike haggis.. . .”

–from Frank Hurley’s account “Shackleton’s Argonauts”—

“Occasionally meals were modified with a ration of dog pemmican. This was canned by the makers in one-pound tins, and the ‘Peggy’ for the next day took the tin into his sleeping bag overnight to thaw it out. For breakfast the square of pemmican was cut into four equal square and ‘whosed..’ A beverage was concocted from powdered dry milk and hot water, its redeeming quality being its warmth. This potion, mixed with dog pemmican in the proper proportion, and vigorously stirred, produce a doubtful mixture not unlike haggis.”


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