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Turner’s Cube

Recently, I had a good excuse to finally make a “turner’s cube”. It’s a project where the end product serves little purpose, except maybe holding down papers, but where the process can be a good learning experience. The first step … Continue reading

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X Ray Training

This afternoon, some of us spent an hour learning some basics about taking X Rays. Rather than exposing our own bodies to unnecessary doses of radiation, we took a couple images of my camera. Once a week, I work with … Continue reading

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Vacation Time!

In my limited experience following the Antarctic Program, it seems like there’s a constant: This time of year involves changing plans. Changes for me lately have been related to a couple different events; the same thing that prompted the early … Continue reading

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Fire School

Following trauma training, most of our group spent a week getting trained up as industrial fire brigade members. Training was a mix of classroom and hands-on training. We learned about PPE, SCBA, PASS, another PASS, NIMS, ARFF, and some things … Continue reading

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Trauma Training

In Antarctica, people often wear several hats. This is because it’s cold in Antarctica. Also, there are more roles than people. In the winter at Pole, everyone will be involved in one of four emergency response teams in addition to … Continue reading

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Georgia

Most of the last few days, I’ve been visiting Dad and my stepmom in Georgia. As usual, it was good to see them, good to be back in Georgia for a bit, and there was a bit of catching up … Continue reading

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The Usual

Today wraps up another weekend in Madison. The things we’ve been learning about over the last couple weeks will certainly be useful for my job, but I doubt they’d make a very interesting post here. Although there isn’t much travel … Continue reading

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