Antarctica Dispatch

Journal of my Antarctic experience working to support the United States Antarctic Program.

Seconds Anyone?


They say an army marches on its stomach and the best way to appease people is to keep them well fed. I can't find any complaints for the culinary delights we've enjoyed down here. It's too good!

So, here's what the 64 of us have consumed so far:

5428 pounds of Beef
22720 Eggs
1527 pounds of Fries
3948 pounds of Pork

2811 pounds of Poultry

2457 pounds of Seafood

82 case of Cold Cereal

1590 pounds of Cheese

1170 pounds of Butter

2638 pounds of Canned and Frozen Fruit

24300 slices of Pre-Made Bread

418 lbs of Meatless Protein (Tofu, Tempeh, TVP…)

39 gallons of Ketchup

11520 blue cups worth of Orange Juice (blue cup is 16oz)

8450 blue cups worth of Milk (blue cup is 16oz)

432 gallons of Ice Cream (after air is added by the ice cream machine)

Assuming everybody ate the same amount, here's the breakdown per individual:

84.81 pounds of Beef
355 Eggs
23.86 pounds of Fries
61.69 pounds of Pork
43.92 pounds of Poultry
38.39 pounds of Seafood
1.28 cases of Cold Cereal, so about 18-20lbs
24.84 pounds of Cheese
18.28 pounds of Butter
41.22 pounds of Fruit (This doesn’t count Freshies from beginning of winter)
380 slices of Pre-Made Bread
6.53 pounds of Meatless-Protein (But of course this number is much higher for those that eat it, since most don’t)
0.6 gallons of Ketchup
180 blue cups of OJ
132 blue cups of milk
6.75 gallons of Ice Cream


At Thursday, October 26, 2006 7:44:00 AM, Blogger Greg Barton said...

"6.75 gallons of Ice Cream"

Holy god, I eat this myself in ONE month. :P

At Thursday, March 19, 2015 7:07:00 AM, Blogger Dan said...

So glad you still have this posted Erik


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