The caravan of the expedition is preparing carefully for the next part of their trip. In this part of our diary the team will tell you about the much expected packages which they were expecting in Zhigansk.
Our continuous stay in Zhigansk has come to an end. Yesterday evening dry cargo ship has arrived and brought us package from Yakutsk. Of course on board wasn’t only our package. There were many other packages which are vital for Zhigansk citizens and organizations. During the navigation period the delivery is only done by water, because there are no other roads to here. Planes are not counted, because those are mainly passenger flights.
In order to receive the long waited shipment quicker we had to be clever. But it was successful and soon in our garage there were nine blue barrels and a few other packages. It is time to pack it all inside our ATVs.
To start with lets see what is inside the barrels and why we need it. Barrels are really useful form of packaging in our situation. During our preparation we have found these special barrels with tight seals so we could securely package and lock the goods. They can easily be placed and stocked on board and if needed, we can also use the pallets. Inside there is mainly food for the next stage of the trip. Cereals, pasta, canned food, cookies etc. – all products with long life span got to Zhigansk safely. Before the trip we created a weekly menu to have a varied diet and wasn’t the same day by day. The number and amount of products was counted according to that menu and we got them from X5 retail Group. We sorted them into packages, which later wer sent into different towns marked on our route. Those were Vorkuta, Norilsk, Zhigansk. The next point will be Zyryanka where we will go to really soon.
Secondly in our packages there are different materials. On the very bottom of the barrels we put oil canisters, filters, chains. This will be used to service the ATVs, but we didn’t want to bring it all from the start. It is really useful to come to Zhigansk, get the oil out of the package and change it. We are all ready to go now.
What else should I tell you? Oh, yes, it is Zhigansk Jubilee. It has been 385 years from its origins. All previous week the citizens were getting ready for the event – painting, cleaning, decorating. The week of the celebration has started. But unlucky for us, we won’t see this, because tomorrow we are leaving. Zyryanka is our next stop.
The organizers and participants of the expedition thank their partners and sponsors:
The company Ravenol, the main technical partner
Iridium Russia, thanks to them the team will always be connected. The equipment for the data transfer was made available by the companies “Satellite mobile technologies” and “Iridium 360”
Product sponsor for the expedition – the company X5 Retail Group, managing brands “Pyaterochka”, ‘Perekrestok” and “Karusel” for the support of the idea of moving to the east
Technical partner Paptor U-Pol
Garmin Russia – for the navigation and action cameras Garmin Virb
Webasto – technical partner and sponsor of the expedition
Company “Dinakor – strength technologies” and brand Kubota
Company DJI alongside the 4vision.ru – the provider of quadcopters for the video shooting from the air
4×4 Club and brand Warn
Zinc – navigation programs for all terrain and expeditions. It helps us stay the course!
“Medical technologies of survival” for the organization of the medical part of the expedition and the expedition’s medical kits
KB “Radar”, transport company “Promit” for the help in transportation of the cargo to the East
Transport company “Promit” for help with package deliveries
Informational partners of the expedition:
National Geographic Russia, Popular mechanic, Men’s Health, strana.ru, vesti.ru, Russia.travel.ru