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Today we have all been issued with our full polar equipment. Some little difficulty has arisen in making the things go round as the gear originally intended only for the twelve shore party has had to be divided up so as to provide the ship’s company with the same outfit as the shore party men. Indeed, the terms “shore party” and “ship’s company” no longer hold good for we are now all brothers in misfortune.
Each member received the following kit.
1 Sweater (thick Jaeger)
1 Pair Amundsen pattern Burberry boots
1 “ Shetland wool mits
1 Woolen Helmet
2 Pair soft wool bed socks
2 Pair mittens
1 “ Finnesko (Reindeer skin boots)
1 Shetland wool jersey
2 Jaeger shirts
2 Jaeger combinations
1 Pair felt mits
1 Pair fur mits
1 Pair lambskin mits
1 Pair thick woolen socks
2 Shetland wool socks
Thomas Orde-Lees’ Journal, February 27, 1915
Be fair and impartial in meting out compensations, workloads, and punishments. Imbalances make everyone feel uncomfortable, even the favored.
Shackleton’s Way – Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer