Thank you, this makes sense.
I was wondering whether they carried large water containers with them. But there is no reason to.
I was just thinking maybe if they did, one has spilled in the tent and wet the blankets and coats. But there is no mention of water containers (jerry cans) anywhere so that's not the case.
2. how are they going to bathe or shower?
Well I don't know, but they'd need water containers. We have done things like pouring water on one another and even using an inflatable pool (you have to be careful the water is not too hot and doesn't melt it)... but I guess neither would work in freezing temperatures.
3. the stove was used to dry clothes (hung over it) so could possibly also warm food but it wasn't the plan to use the stove that night. So a cold meal.
That also almost makes sense. But still, wouldn't the loin be frozen at -15C or whatever it was at the time they set up the tent?
Somehow you'd need to defrost it otherwise your tongue just freezes to it if you try to eat it...
I have also read that pieces of firewood were found in the tent, to they could have made a fire next to it to defrost the food, but now reading more of the testimonies, pieces of loin were found so it was already defrosted somehow... this is a bit of a mystery to me.