"Everything is advancing slowly, but with great care and precision," wrote Amundsen. "I hope that we can find place for all provisions in 4 cases per sledge = 28 cases in all. The packing must therefore be carried out with the greatest care. Not a millimetre must be wasted. And Johansen is the man -- extremely careful and meticulous." 
To save weight, the pemmican was removed from its tins, but its shape "was cylindrical. This is ... unfortunate ... because [when packed they] leave a space ... difficult to fill. Well, difficulties have not yet frightened us.... These spaces, which are 4 cm. across and as high as the case -- 39 cm. -- are filled with milk powder. On his sewing machine, Wisting has sewn the necessary 189 sausage skins of thin material, and I have filled them with milk powder.... [Each] sausage holds 300 g., which is exactly what a tent team -- 4 men -- needs for their hot chocolate. Thus it is easy to obtain one's dried milk by extracting a sausage."
Packing the biscuit boxes " is the greatest test of patience, because [Johansen] has to stow 5 to 6,000 sledging biscuits precisely side by side ... so as not to waste any space. And has managed it particularly well."
 Roald Amundsen Bildearkiv, Nasjonalbiblioteket. The glass plate has been heavily damaged.
 Roald Amundsen, diary, 9 June, 1911, quoted by Roland Huntford in The Amundsen Photographs (London : Hodder & Stoughton, c1987), p.110.