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5 things you need when you camp in the cold (WITH MUSIC)

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In Norway temperatures can drop to -30 degrees Celsius. Here Private Sondre Guerdalen from the Norwegian 1st Armoured Battalion explains how he makes a camp in the cold.

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Norwegians are well-practised in making camps in cold weather. Here Private Sondre Guerdalen from the Norwegian Army’s 1st Armoured Battalion reveals how he and his unit build a camp to deal with the freezing cold temperatures.

Footage includes various shots of Private Sondre Guerdalen giving a tour of his camp. Please note that footage does not include typical COVID-19 precautions because filming took place before the pandemic.

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--SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)--
PRIVATE SONDRE GUERDALEN, 1ST ARMOURED BATTALION, NORWEGIAN ARMY
“Hello, my name is Private Sondre, and this is how we make a camp in the cold.”



--SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)--
PRIVATE SONDRE GUERDALEN, 1ST ARMOURED BATTALION
“This is our tent. At the moment we’re eight people in it. Some say it can be up to 16 people but I wouldn’t want to do that.”



--SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)--
PRIVATE SONDRE GUERDALEN, 1ST ARMOURED BATTALION
“We have the oven. Obviously the most important thing to keep us warm in the winter.”


--SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)--
PRIVATE SONDRE GUERDALEN, 1ST ARMOURED BATTALION
“So one person needs to be awake at all times with a knife to be able to cut open the tent if the oven starts a fire.”


--SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)--
PRIVATE SONDRE GUERDALEN, 1ST ARMOURED BATTALION
“This is our campfire. Obviously very important to keep warm, especially in the cold winter.”


--SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)--
PRIVATE SONDRE GUERDALEN, 1ST ARMOURED BATTALION
“Marshmallows. Lots of sugar. Tastes sweet. Motivation in a bag.”
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