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Old 02-03-2015, 10:28   #16
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Remember, when you are storing those packages: do not store cardboard boxes, particularly corrugated cardboard, on your boat. They are where roaches lay eggs. A single box, with one egg capsule, can lead to a major infestation.

There are plastic containers designed to hold the inner wax paper bag for cereals. Remove food items from paper packaging and put them in plastic containers, on the dock, Before they go on the boat.
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I cruised in the Bahamas for many years. I had a boat in the charter fleets at Marsh Harbour and Hope Town.

One of the great delights of travel is to experience local culture and that in large part is expressed in the food. Island food is fantastic. Conch salad, conch fritters, conch burgers, fish of every description, curry goat - I could go on forever. I dream of the smell of the Hope Town Bakery and their wonderous morning bread.

Have you people ever stopped to wonder why you have gastro
/entro health issues? Many middle aged North Americans are diabetic or on the cusp of it. The North American diet as expressed in the majority of replies in this thread is horrible. The processed food laced with sugars and preservatives are something you should try to abandon.

Try fishing and collecting. There is probably no better aerobic and muscular challenge than spear fishing or just diving for conch.

Take some basics for sure but try to get as much fresh local food as possible. Do not rely on cheap food or super markets. Any body who buys their food at a dollar store does not care about quality - you are what you eat.

Buy the way this applies at home too.

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Any good sources to buy tetrapak long life milk by the case (or pallet) load?


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Or alternatively the dry milk powder?


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I would just agree with everyone who says get what need while in Nassau. There's not much else as far as shopping goes until you hit Exuma Markets in Georgetowne (and you probably won't be going that far on a 10 day charter).

There is a tiny little store on Highborne Cay, and a couple of small stores on Staniel Cay. I doubt you would get much past Staniel Cay on a 10 day cruise without really pushing it.

There are restaurants. The Staniel Cay Yacht Club being one of my most favorite places in the world to eat.
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Presently in Freeport. Good supplies here not far from Port Lucaya. Big Solomons grocery store and pretty good liquor store beside it. Also Marco's pizzeria in same mall. Good pizza to freeze for snacks. Bring TOILET PAPER! Also Paper towels are astronomical as well as cerial, chips, nuts, etc. Sin tax is the thing I think. Thursdays the stores get fresh stock so try to time your visit for thursday afternoon/evening or Friday. Check out "The Sand Bar" while here. About i mile west of port Lucaya.
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You don't need paper towels. Get a bunch of Trader Joe's kitchen wipes, they last forever. Also Shamwows.

Gee, ten days to go and a "What do I bring?" question.

Have a great trip.

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Re: Going To The Bahamas, What to take?

[QUOTE=wn! Rum is pretty cheap.[/QUOTE]

Actually rum is now cheaper in FL. Last year they upped the tax on booze 30 per cent and this year they've introduced VAT another 7 1/2 per cent.


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Actually rum is now cheaper in FL. Last year they upped the tax on booze 30 per cent and this year they've introduced VAT another 7 1/2 per cent.


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That's some bad news right there.

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I think some people need to read the OP's post better. The OP says they are leaving in 10 days for a 4 month cruise.

When we travel, there are some things that you can't get i expensively. The 'Dirt People' will have you believe that all food in the US is bad for you. They look at McDonalds and assume that everyone eats there 2-3 times a day. The healthy options available in the US are plentiful and inexpensive when thinking globally. Remember, if you cook it yourself, from scratch, it will be better for you, cheaper and fresher than nearly anything you can get out of a can. I'd like to see some of the people who slam canned foods cross the Pacific.

While I personally don't consider boat parts provisioning, I think that is very wise. Keeping multiple redundancies of spares parts and fishing gear. Though it isn't a pleasant thought, being prepared when the poop hits the fan will increase your chances of staying alive and spend significantly less than.


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Bring twice the money you think you will need and 1/2 the clothes. Any meat other than seafood has a sweet tangy taste to me. KFC, Burger King meat had a bad taste.
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I think Bahamas will be in trouble with their taxes and fees when Cuba opens up.
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I think some people need to read the OP's post better. The OP says they are leaving in 10 days for a 4 month cruise.

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Oh, leaving in 10 days, not a 10 day cruise?

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We have all our spares already. As far as thats considered I'm well covered. We spent a year prepping the boat and the spares. We are just looking for the extra or unusual or hard to get foods. We have a 55 foot boat with only two people so we can carry quit a few supplies.

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