They feed on grass and reindeer-moss (Lichen rangiferinus), and are not eatable.
reindeer-moss has saved the life of many an Indian lost in these woods.
The country is full of black looking rocks, between which reindeer-moss and berries grow in plenty.
A quantity of reindeer-moss was provided and stowed in a third ship, the Onkel Adam.
At the end of October winter began to set in severely, and the reindeer-moss was utilised by the imprisoned people as food.
And immediately afterwards we made a startling discovery: our stock of reindeer-moss was found to be somehow ridiculously small.
Rising grounds, which had partly been burnt, were covered with Spruce firs, and even with reindeer-moss (Lichen rangiferinus).