Accession Number : AD0716668

Title :   Project JELLO: SIPRE Greenland Expedition 1955. Report on Special Foods Provided by the Quartermaster Food and Container Institute.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : SNOW ICE AND PERMAFROST RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT WILMETTE ILL

Personal Author(s) : Benson,C. S. ; Ragle,R. H.

Report Date : JAN 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : Expedition Jello conducted a program of glaciological research for 100 days on the Greenland Ice Cap during the Spring an Summer of 1955. The expedition was resupplied entirely by air drops which were spaced approximately 30 days apart. This report discusses the specific logistic problem of food and its solution. The problem was two-fold: (1) To provide a proper and adequate diet for six men engaged in strenuous physical work at high elevations and low temperatures. These conditions result in increased food consumption. (2) To restrict the necessary food-cargo weight per man-day so that it did not equal nor exceed the figure required for a diet of C-6 or 5-in-1 rations. Special dehydrated and frozen foods were utilized with excellent results. The expedition personnel were provided with a greater quantity and variety of foods than could have been obtained with 5-in-1 or C-6 rations; however, the total required weight was significantly less than that required by either 5-in-1 or C-6 rations or combinations thereof. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIET, *ARCTIC REGIONS), TASK FORCES, GREENLAND, FOOD, DEHYDRATED FOODS, PROCESSING, FROZEN FOODS

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE