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Old 25-11-2009, 19:14   #1
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Guide to How Long Food Lasts

Check out StillTasty: Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide - Save Money, Eat Better, Help The Environment for a guide to how long different foods last in raw, canned, bottled etc. form. Anyone have an equivalent site?
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Old 26-11-2009, 12:47   #2
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No.

On our boat (no fridge, tropics) we had next to nill problems with keeping the food. Challenge 1 - meat - we simply did not use it (OK some smoked meat did we have but it keeps without fridge). Challenge 2 - fresh soft fruit and veggies we only had them first two weeks of each passage (onions and potato kept longer).

Since today 99% of cruisers we meet have HUGE fridges and freezers I believe they can have whatever they want for as long as they want.

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PS I forgot to say the posted site is way cool!

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Great site! Thanks for the tip!
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Reminds me of the time in Mazatlan an old lady singlehanding an equally old boat came on the cruiser's VHF net. She wanted to sell all her "old food" so she could "buy some new food". No takers, and she couldn't understand why.

Seriously.
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Reminds me of the time in Mazatlan an old lady singlehanding an equally old boat came on the cruiser's VHF net. She wanted to sell all her "old food" so she could "buy some new food". No takers, and she couldn't understand why.

Seriously.



Now THAT's funny!
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Very interesting site.

Like Barnakiel, we don't have refrigeration. We have a little chilly bin. Mostly we eat vegetarian.

I did a Japan to California trip of thirty days without a reefer. Of course, it was stone cold the whole way over. One could say we lived in the reefer. We ate vegitarian and that worked out. certainly not the choice of most folks, though.

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I did a Japan to California trip of thirty days without a reefer.

Thats a long time without reefer.
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this guide is way too conservative to be useful for cruising... eggs for example do not have to be kept refrigerated and have a very long shelf life.
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get good at catching fish.
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get good at catching fish.
This is simply not a viable solution. It doesn't matter how "good" you are at catching fish....if they aren't there you don't catch them. I have just completed 13,500 miles of ocean cruising and I fished ALL the time....I mean two lines out from sun-up to sun-down EVERY day unless the freezer was full and we went weeks and weeks without a single strike at times. Fishing is a lottery and while it is awesome to eat freshly caught fish it can NOT be relied on as a source of food.
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Rangiroo, where were you cruising? Do you think it may have something with the lures you were using?
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Cool site, thanks.

My food lasts until the kids get home from swim practice. Truly amazing how quickly teenage kids can empty the fridge.
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