Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Extreme Arctic Survival

 
In the Arctic you have to understand the mechanisms of staying warm (according to Ray Mears anyway). I would like to add sane. And happy. When there's no daylight at all.

My tale of survival through the harsh conditions of soon to be no daylight in the Arctic is this: When your mood takes a melancholic swing and you're low on vitamin D. When you look out and can't tell if it's 2 pm or 2 am.

There's only one thing to do: Get a daylight lamp like this in your office.

And you'll live to tell about it.

Still another two days to win my giveaway!

10 comments:

Di said...

I can understand why such lamps are needed! We are dark from 330pm to 830am in the winter and still during the hours of "daylight" it isn't always light - so we have happy lights in our office!
To survival!

likeschocolate said...

When I lived in Alaska, around February everyone boarded planed for Hawaii! I don't think as a child I ever noticed what time of day it was, but think as an adult I would have to invest in a lamp like you. It is driving me nuts that it doesn't get light here right now until about 8:30 am. I will be happy to switch to daylight savings on Sunday!

Dorit said...

Good advice, I really should get one this winter.

Anonymous said...

Vitamin D is so important! even in the temperate zones, it's usually lacking due to people fearing sun. I got very stiff and miserable until I realized I needed it, now I feel better with as much sunshine as possible (not possible now) and Vitamin D pills from Target (or anywhere.) I wonder how people survived in areas like yours throughout history, maybe they made sure they had some kind of food source for Vitamin D? It is difficult to get enough from food alone.

Skrekk o Gru said...

grådig lurt!

Siena said...

Does it work? I`ve been kind of sceptical...

Stephanie said...

Mali, just popping on to say hi. I've been away from my computer for a long while and it's good to see your lovely blog still here and going strong. :)

ibb said...

Daylight lamps! New for me...suppose that having light till nearly 6 pm...but I love the idea for nights...I stay awake, late and...

denise said...

Sweet! We don't get 24 hour darkness, but by February I do feel the lack of light...it gets dark by afternoon, and if there is snow, it is dark and gray all day. We take vit. D, but nothing quite like the sunshine~!

Ida Nielsen said...

I makes me shiver just thinking about the many hours of darkness you must be experiencing right now. That lamps look like the perfect survival strategy to me!!

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