Water Requirements on the Journey Through Mordor

Catherine Berridge


This paper considers the water requirements of the two hobbits, Frodo and Sam, on their journey through Mordor to Mount Doom. The number of kcal expended per day are calculated and from this the water requirement in litres is found. The ability of the hobbits to carry their water is investigated and the conclusion is reached that they would not have had the strength to carry all the water necessary for their needs.


Book; Film; Biology; Physics; Biomechanics; Metabolism; Water requirement; Tolkien; Middle Earth

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