A 25-MAN PIONEER POLAR CAMP.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
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A 25-man pioneer polar camp was developed to provide comfortable living conditions during periods of occupancy up to one year in the Arctic and Antarctic. The camp design includes structures, air conditioning, water supply, sanitation, and other such facilities integrated to form a unified functional component. The basic camp was designed for 25-man occupancy and expansion in 25-man increments to a 100-man capacity. Each man is provided with an individual cubicle. Double bunks or shift use of single bunks may be used, with two men sharing a cubicle, to increase the camp capacity for short periods. The basic building is the Jamesway shelter, variously outfitted for use as quarters, messing, galley, utilities, administration, communications, medical, head, laundry, and storage facilities. A portable maintenance shelter was developed for maintenance of camp equipment. The component parts of the packaged camp are lightweight and compact for transport by C-130 or other aircraft. All components are prefabricated for fast, easy erection even under the extreme weather conditions prevalent in polar regions. Author