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Old 22-07-2012, 15:23   #31
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Re: Excel Food Provisioning List

I left Portland, OR for a 4 year trip to FL...I took way to much. Local items, produce & meat are really pretty good. There is alway a fruit vender & bread maker around.
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Both lists above are excellent. One is a great "things to condisder" and I like the cost calculation in Aussie's.

My wife (Entlie on this Forum) keeps one in Excel which we normally include as part of a seminar and disk we sell for new cruisers. We have made it available to the Forum before on an as asked bases.

It is for a basic 6 month cruise but expecting some addition and reprovision as opportunities present themselves.

If you would like the latest copy, PM either me or Entlie (include your regular email addres) and we will email it to you.

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Please e-mail me your copy. We are hope to set out on our first cruise this nov or dec. We have a forty ft endeavour and space is precious. s-lemmer@hotmail.com
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Old 20-08-2012, 15:35   #33
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You indicate there are 3 different types of sugars, 4 different types of flour, 3 types of rice, 9 pastas, and 5 oils.

When you start cruising you will be very happy to have one of each

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Wow, where do you plan to provision? Here in the "third-world" your provision option is usually whatever is on the shelf.
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Re: Excel Food Provisioning List

The OP list doesn't look very practical to me. Too many variations and storage space doesn't lend itself to finding what you want without unloading everything in a locker, even if you know for sure which locker something is in.

Whatever kind of flour you can get is fine. Load up a big Lock-n-Lock with flour and vacuum seal the rest.

White sugar is fine. Brown sugar is just white sugar with molasses. Powdered sugar is easy to make with a mortar and pestle. What else do you have to do?

More rices: sticky, white, yellow.

Lots of pasta choices is good. Have a storage plan. If you're going to be doing a lot of passages what is your cooking plan? All that boiling water, even on a gimballed cooker, is a concern.

Too many noodles. Pick one oatmeal that you'll actually eat and just buy that. Instant potatoes? Falafle and Masa mix? Do you cook with those now? Crackers don't last long. Buy 'em when you can find them and eat them before they turn into paste.

Buy yeast in bulk if you have refrigeration and truly bake a lot. Don't let fantasies of fresh baked bread skew your plans unless you really do that. Bake from scratch - don't do the mixes. You'll have time and the base ingredients last longer. Powdered eggs get damp and moldy. Real eggs keep a long time and you can get them anywhere in the world.

Get lots and lots of distilled white vinegar - you'll use it often for cleaning.

Spam is not food. YMMV.

Don't buy a lot of any meat in cans until you've eaten it and decide you will continue eating it.

Marshmallows won't keep very long.

People cook how they cook. Big changes aren't going to happen easily or happily. Start cooking now like you are on the boat. Some changes will come but not a wholesale change.

Open your pantry and look at what you have at home. Check the expiration dates. When was the last time you actually cooked with some of that stuff?

What you buy depends a lot on where you are going to put it. Do you have a fridge and freezer? Do you can stuff yourself at home or are you dependent on commercial sources?

Start cooking like you are on the boat and see how it works for you. Make adjustments based on what works for you. Don't use anything that you can't find a place for on the boat.

Three big changes for me moving aboard were 1. pressure cooker, 2. vacuum sealer, 3. stick blender.
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After perusing the extensive opinions on provisioning I put together a list ...
Interesting, thank you. What on earth are "kipper snacks".

Oh, and being pedantic, peanuts are not nuts!
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Re: Excel Food Provisioning List

This thread is very helpful for me as I begin to plan my provisioning plan. I'm about to embark on my first long term sail (6 months!) so I am really trying to get a grasp on all this. While I currently am a cook/baker, some of the ingredients on the list I've truly never used so will be making adjustments. However, it's a great jumping off point!

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AHH ! some of us Like Spam !! so there ! LOL
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AHH ! some of us Like Spam !! so there ! LOL
That's what makes a market.
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I would keep it simple. Most places now you can provision reasonably well especially if you'll eat local foodstuff. Unless you are crossing oceans all you need are typically 2 weeks provisions plus a bit, for major oceans that might rise to 6-8 weeks

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We may have gone a bit overboard with the Spam as we had a year's supply. My husband is from England originally and he has to have his Spam!
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After perusing the extensive opinions on provisioning I put together a list that seems to be a consensus of opinions on the provisioning needs for long cruising.

Clearly not everone would stock all of the list- and I'm sure others would have additions.

Hi Erin,

what you might find useful is to keep a list of everything you buy for a 6 month period whilst you are still on land. If you have OCD tendancies like me, you might enjoy it.

You will find the list includes stuff like pan scrubbers, toothbrushes, ziplock bags etc and lots of other non food stuff.

I got this idea from Lin Pardey's Care and Feeding book, which became my bible and I still use it. It has lots of good hints on which veg are long lived and quantities and it is a good read.

Your first provisioning event will be fraught (how much do I need, have I got enough, why have I bought this), but if you are provisioning from your local area it will be easy. It gets to be more fun as you travel and have to adapt to what is available locally.

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3 month trip
4 live chickens
8 cases redbull
3 cases Vodka
3 cases Rum
3 Cases southern comfort
18lbs Beef jerky (spicy)
1 case of Spam cans
1 cast net
case of butter for dipping Fresh Lobster in
3lbs of trailmix
1 tomato plant
That list match pretty much my needs for a 3 month trip
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We may have gone a bit overboard with the Spam as we had a year's supply. My husband is from England originally and he has to have his Spam!


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AHH ! some of us Like Spam !! so there ! LOL
And some of us are allergic to spam!!! LOL
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That list match pretty much my needs for a 3 month trip
I thing you underestimated the vodka ;-)
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