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Old 13-04-2008, 18:29   #16
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Harriet,

Good advice! We were always able to buy what we needed for nice meals aboard in the eastern Caribbean. Experiment, you'll enjoy it. For example, use christophene instead of celery in canned tuna or chicken salad. Tasty!

It's nice to have some canned goods in reserve for the times when you come into an anchorage late and just want a quickie meal, but the fresh and frozen provisions are always available, although not always everything you would find in Safeway.
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Old 13-04-2008, 19:53   #17
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There's the rub! (INGRED)

Holy, Holy, Holy Smokes John! Talk about the horse's mouth! Hats off!! Now I cannot wait to get the other members' lists!

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The spreadsheet is part of not only our cruising but a seminar we present for new cruisers. We sell a CD with that and other information, so are reluctant to just post it for general use for free.

If any other members of this forum really want or need it, I will share it, but request that you do not distribute it.

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I can understand the reluctance -- I have developed useful things (PowerPoint presentations) based on my experiences that I find very hard to simply distribute. I am quite willing to support your efforts -- it is one thing to send a list, it is another thing to send a spreadsheet. Having a way such as Excel provides to quickly manipulate the information based on quantity and category is worth being compensated for.

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The spreadsheet is part of not only our cruising but a seminar we present for new cruisers. We sell a CD with that and other information, so are reluctant to just post it for general use for free.

If any other members of this forum really want or need it, I will share it, but request that you do not distribute it.

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No problem Michael, glad it was useful.

We normally go away for weeks at a time to where there are no shops of any kind (is a long way to those Caribbean shops from here, and anyway can't ever decide whether to go shopping via Cape Horn or via Panama ), but don't recall ever forgetting anything important so far .

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As a noob, after reading this thread alone, I am convinced I must spend much more time at this forum!
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Does anyone have an Excel spreadsheet that they used to provision for a minimum of a 30 day journey? I am looking for a spreadsheet has foods and amounts (#cans/bottles/pounds etc) taken. The spreadsheet can also have whatever kitchen materials that were used (i.e., plastic ziplocks / foil / waxpater size quantity). I am __not__ looking for what is recommended, or for suggestions. I am looking for what was actually used to plan for the journey and what was actually taken.

I would very much appreciate a copy of such a spreadsheet.

My email address is listed in my profile or we can PM.

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Hello, I am also new to sailing and planning our first long trip. I would love a peek at that list if you have one. Thanks
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Ok, I will dig them up on the home computer tonight and send you what folks here have sent me. I will PM you later this eveing.

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I would guess that your provisioning would depend on how well you can cook(can you make thousand island dressing from scratch?), and what youre willing to tolerate as food.

If you didnt know the 4 ingredients instantly get some cooking lessons and start preparing meals from scratch - Watch food network alot, ittl help.

first thing I would do to get started is track what you eat now. I have a regular grocery list in excel that Ive used for about 20 years. Ive found that the list reflects your eating habits and the after a while of using your list youll end up seeing how boring and predictable your typical shopping trips really are. From there determine what you can do with out ( frozen perishables mostly) and what pre-prepared foods you can make on your own and what you can get fresh or catch. Start with condiments and sauce/gravy mixes and move from there. Theyll be the backbone of what you do from there.

Look at survival sites, they have a lot of info on preserving and loading out for extended periods of time.
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I downloaded the attached list some little while ago, and cant remember the exact address for it. Its not an excel list , but could easily be converted to one. It is a handy starting point.
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Looks like you got it from Beth Leonard and Evans Starzinger (bethandevans.com)

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can you make thousand island dressing from scratch?

Yes, but you need to be in a large archipelago.


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first thing I would do to get started is track what you eat now. I have a regular grocery list in excel that Ive used for about 20 years.
When we are Far from the Madding Crowd we use a lot of small jars of flavours to change what may be a similar meal...
2 jars as an example: Wild Rocket Pesto and Red Capsicum Pesto.
A teaspoon or 2 of either into a tomato pasta dish will make 2 different meals.

Variety isn't all that difficult... staples are.

And we work hard at new local flavours
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Looks like you got it from Beth Leonard and Evans Starzinger (bethandevans.com)

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Thank you - I wanted to provide a link, but had lost the originator.
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I would be happy to post and XLS but there is no way I have found for this forum to allow it..sorry
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I would be happy to post and XLS but there is no way I have found for this forum to allow it..sorry
By the looks you need to be able to put it in a PDF... or email an Admin

Or upload it to your own website / blog and link
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