Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, July 18, 1916: “. . . hairs and rubbish that fall out of their bags and smoke the mixture. . .”

—from the diary of Thomas Orde Lees—

“18 July. The balmy weather tempted some of us to take our sleeping bags out for an airing, turn them inside out and thoroughly beat and shake them. The sailors very carefully collect all the hairs and rubbish that fall out of their bags and smoke the mixture in their pipes for the sake of any stray tobacco particles it may contain. They cannot and do not trouble to eliminate the hairs and other foreign bodies.”

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