How does a woman get that dough to rise out on the ocean ice. sure the inside of the tent is warm, but drafty so she has to put that dough inside a bag. and then put that bag under her back and put her parky on. and stay inside the tent.. her body heat will make that dough rise just right!
The dough is carried inside the parky in the same manner as which a baby is carried, (amauk, apu, ) two eskimo words that describe how to carry a baby, inside the parky on a woman's or mans back. Oh yes. Men carry little infants also.
But I am going to tell you something .. .. that you will not believe!
Hand a three year old child, matches, bic lighter, an axe, rifles, ..
NOW.. "go to sleep" YOU! not him.. AND. let him.. do his JOB !
You just will not believe this !
If you go to Barnes & Noble book store, a BIG white coffee table type book, "Alaska's Arctic" this image of Jimmy Nash is on page 134 I think.
Jimmy is / was 3 years old, He was a "boyer" for a crew. Yes you heard me correctly, hand him matches, a lighter, an axe and a host of rifles, He stays with the women, at the tent. When the women go to sleep at night.
His job begins, Keep that wood stove fired up just right, small stips of sicpan have to be used, this is extremly flammable," Chop wood with an axe, melt snow, for washing out thermos bottles, wash dishes, WATCH the wind, in case it should shift. WATCH all over the place, for cracks in the ice. He knows what to do in case of polar bear attacks! WAKE EVERYONE UP!.. as quietly as possible. Melt Ice for making fresh coffee & Tea & hot chocolate, bring thermos bottles down to the lead opening.
He is very very busy all night long.. all by himself!
THIS JUST A CHILD!!....