The schedule is necessary for discipline. Long distances, conditions of limited comfort, life in a small team make you tired quickly. To make things easier, we need a common goal. In our case — to reach the end of the route. And life on schedule is one of the components in achieving this goal.
Monotonous movement along the ice is diluted by contemplation of nature, communication, overcoming of cracks and jumps through ice hummocks. Every 60 minutes the column stops to warm up, take a photo and have a snack. Despite the fact that we spend 8–12 hours per day in the car, there is no opportunity to get bored.
To level the change of time zones, water, air and sleep, it is important to balance the food. Preparing food for the trip, we calculate the daily average caloric value for each day. If the plan is 12 hours behind the wheel and throwing ice, then we eat 3,500–4,500 calories. If we lie by the pool – we will limit 2,500. It is necessary for the team to be in shape.
For storage of products during road travel, it is convenient to use plastic boxes. For a quick search you need to number each box and pack the products by category: frozen, perishable, canned products, vegetables, fruits, cereals, pasta, etc. Plus, to distribute what is stored in the cold and what is in the warm. Next, make a list of all the products with the number of the box in which they lie, and the car where the box is located. The car with products that do not tolerate cold is equipped with autonomous heater.
Practice shows that people are not careful about traveling on ice, but this is only so long as the event does not show that it can cost them their lives. We saw the cars go under the ice. As a freezing mass of water compresses a few tons of metal, like an aluminum can. The rules you need to know when driving on the ice: