They have adapted to the harsh environment and weather, 30-40 degrees below 0. Family sleeps together between caribou skins on a platform of snow. Every morning the men ready themselves for the seal hunt, using their dog team, which is essential for survival of the eskimo. Flames are the only light in the igloo. Winter is a social season, with igloo s beside each other all the time. Dogs sense of smell guides them to the seals beneath the ice, than kept away. The process of catching the seals can take several hours. The mother teaches her older daughter how to perform tasks, traditions. Seals are the only source of food for the eskimos and one catch ensures source of survival for a couple of days. Eskimo infants nursed until they are almost 3 years old, first years of life spent in close physical contact with their mother.