Harriet, I'll definitely add that to my list. A water
make does make it possible to have a strategy regarding things. Most of the weight of provisions are from those things which have water in them, cans of soup, cans of soda, bleach. Going with a water maker does allow us to eliminate probably more than half of the weight of provision by going for dried soups, soda fountains, bleach tablets, dried tomatos, beans, etc for cooking
. Of course, we always found that the biggest problem was overprovisioning. In every country except for the remotest islands they have fresh produce and most of the time for things like tomatos, cucumbers, onions, etc it's often cheaper than the US.
Cat man do, the margard lexan
has a special toughened coating which makes it scratch resistant. It's not as hard as glass but it's close