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The short answer is - you can't do an expedition. It takes lots of time, money and effort to organize an expedition and requires experience. Your best bet for visiting the Arctic (anywhere above the Arctic circle) would be to either fly or drive. You can fly to Barrow, Alaska, or you can fly into Norway, Sweden, Denmark or Russia and then drive to Arctic ...


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For type 2 diabetics some of the new inhaled insulin products like Afrezza seem to be more forgiving of temperature fluctuations. These appear to only be the fast acting insulin's so not a big help for the type 1 who also needs long acting insulin. There are no products that I am aware designed specifically to keep something just above freezing without ...


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I am going to take a shot at this one and say it will not be enough to ensure your safety. Bears are very curious animals and they are not afraid to get in contact with humans. Polar Bears have mastered their predilection area because they are on the top of the food chain. For more information, please refer here Taken from the above link: "Avoid camping ...


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There is not a huge amount of information on the subject of a Polar Bear Guard Training Course. It seems to be a three day course that deals more on deterrent methods and polar bear protection, than on shooting these bears, although this too is included in the training. I am going to limit myself to Canada, although other counties do in fact have similar ...


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Campers in polar region are encouraged to adopt the following habit (taken from here): Along the northern coast, near North Pangnirtung Fiord, the potential for polar bear encounters is higher because of proximity to the ocean. Hikers are encouraged to camp several kilometres inland rather than on the coast. Does this company take risks? It will ...


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I think this question is sufficiently similar to the other one that the answer will be identical. It isn't safe. Of course this company is taking risks, as all exploration companies do. There are many risks with camping or trekking in polar bear country. What you do is minimise the risks where possible, and accept the risks you can't minimise. As @Amine ...


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Without specifics of when and exactly where in the Arctic your character plans to visit, this is a difficult question to answer. I see no risks (beyond the usual storms etc.) of sailing a boat of pretty much any description in the tropics and higher latitude ice-free waters. The Arctic covers a lot of territory on water and on land, some of which is ice ...


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Buy a ticket to Grise Fjord. That's pretty arcticy. (No plants bigger than mosses, lots of rock.) Ok more seriously, if you want to go on your own, you need to acquire some skills first. A: Get good at backpacking. B: Now start camping above timberline. c: Now start camping above timberline in winter. A: Get a canoe. (So much of the arctic is wet, that a ...


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Use the same solution anyone uses to make unreliable power reliable: get a gas/diesel/etc generator and heater.


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