Originally Posted by Bash
I define "emergency" as the point in a passage
when everyone other than me is seasick, I'm standing extra watches, and I'm hungry.
At that point, I don't want anything where I'm going to have to read directions under red lights, or mix ingredients. There's a point in every passage
where Dinty Moore Beef Stew is the best thing going.
That's kind of a narrow definition of emergency
. You might have to abandon ship and throw a few items in the raft with you, or you might spend a few months on an atoll wishing you had something besides fish
and coconuts to eat.
I have a ton of canned goods in my RV just because even though we plan a menu for weekend or week long trips, sometimes we decide to have something different or decide to stay out longer and we augment the food
we brought with something from the pantry.
I hope to eventually cruise
through the Pacific, finding and hanging out at various atolls for a season. I'll be bringing an extra year's worth of food
just in case something happens or we can't get supplies for a while, or we run into someone who needs more food, or whatever bizarre emergency