To survive in the polar regions our planet is extremely difficult. Especially if we are talking about extreme autonomous survival. Today we talk about the complexities of food production in the Arctic (hereinafter, so as not to confound the author will talk about the Arctic, but the description can be carried over to the South Pole – Antarctica).
Features subpolar climate zone: Low temperatures; six months of polar night; an abundance of snow, ice; Strong katabatic winds from the pole. Under these conditions the plants can not grow, so that vegetarian food in the Arctic You can not count on. Only in the more southern outskirts, and then, during the short summer. You can find some berries, such as cloudberries, blueberries, cranberries. Rare fungi.
The subpolar zone have to rely only on meat and fish food. We need to hunt any animals, which only manage to track down and allows your arms and equipment. If you can get to the water – you need to try to catch a fish that lives in abundance in these latitudes.
Lack of plant foods It causes the traveler in the polar latitudes, vitamin deficiency. From beriberi «C» can develop scurvy. So, it is advisable going to the poles, stock up onions, garlic and vitamin medication «C».
Avitaminosis «A» can be reduced if make quite a bit in the diet of polar bear liver. Portions not more 50-80g per person per day 3-4. In no case can not eat polar bear liver, large portions, it contains so much vitamin «A»That you can die any of hypervitaminosis.