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Old 20-05-2012, 16:09   #61
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Re: Storm Foods?

You are a Nordic goddess! Tin of sardines and pickles...I would add a little pickled herring myself too the menu.

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For heavy weather when I cannot be below cooking and need to stay on deck most of the time, pilot bread, cheese, pickles or raw turnips, perhaps a tin of sardines--hard candy or chocolate (Scho-ka-kola preferably if I cannot have my coffee).
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Re: Storm Foods ?

Has anybody tried carrying MRE with the heating element in them???? I have used them for camping and found them to be edible and very easy to heat up, just add water in the pouch and 5 minutes later it is ready
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Old 20-05-2012, 17:39   #63
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Re: Storm Foods ?

Lotsa good advice here,so can't add much.
Yes to peanut butter.
No to anything greasy,fried.
did an Atlantic crossing ,with a cook who opened a can of beans and when hot dropped an egg in to poach.Very substantial breakfast in severe conditions.
When younger I carried a case of Twinkes to get me thru those night watches ,couldn't travel without them.
Every thing in a bowl yes, but make sure it has vertical sides , those doggie types have slanted sides and thin metal so food gets cold before you finish it it doesn't slop out first.
Yes to anything w ginger, finger foods,chocolate and curries.
Yes to hot meals at least 1 per day.
Good meals are often the highlight on longer passages and the best is when each crew member tries to out do the other in the galley. Of course the ingredients must be on hand but you don't need 3 or even 1 freezer if a knowledgeable cook is putting the stores in before departure.
I always advise each crew member to get his own " secret" stash of goodies when all else gets old and cold.
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Re: Storm Foods ?

Am I the only one who isn't afraid to squander a few amp-hours to the microwave?
  • Cup-o-Soup
  • Ramen Noodles in a cup
  • any of the "Microwave Ready" "No Refrigeration Required" meals
  • PB&J as mentioned
  • Apples/Oranges/Pears/Raisins
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Cookies/Crackers
  • Cheese
  • Instant Bullion
  • Instant Coffee
  • Cereal with Milk
  • Pickled Eggs (A Favorite)
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Old 20-05-2012, 17:59   #65
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Re: Storm Foods ?

at anchor i cook ....in a storm sailing, am too busy to cook or eat.
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Old 20-05-2012, 18:05   #66
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at anchor i cook ....in a storm sailing, am too busy to cook or eat.
No Crew Zee? Whomever is off watch does the food prep on my boat
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Old 20-05-2012, 18:09   #67
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Re: Storm Foods ?

Theres only a couple of Instant foods that we will even allow on board !! Oats, but we also carry the old stuff for when it's not to rough,But NEVER Coffee YUCK we carry some of the little half and half for those who dont take it black. and we do have some top ramen. But we are heavy on chocolate both to eat, and cook and for hot chocolate!! and Good ole Connie bakes at least once a week, COOKIES !! nothing like a mid watch cupa and some good fresh cookies!! that and a full moon are still way up on my happyness scale!! Just our 2 cents
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Re: Storm Foods ?

even with crew, in storm at sea--we busy, for most part--in my boat i CAN cook, but i havent been in a storm in her--just in a sloop that took all our time and energy.
with crew on my boat i can have crew at helm and i can cook--is a lil rolly but not dreadfully uncomfortable. hopefully isnt a big storm--i dont usually remain at sea after the prefrontals pass...
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Top Ramen, PBJ's and lots of hot coffee... worked for me for years... Capt Phil
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Re: Storm Foods ?

I am a full time long term cruiser. I do make "passage meals." Different things different times. To my regular lasagna I add a layer of what is called Swiss chard in the States and "silver beet" leaves down here, to get that green stuff in there, or use "English spinach" --regular spinach to Yanks. I mix up my own cocoa mix, [in a mug, combine 1 generous tsp. of cocoa powder, 1 tsp . or more sugar--to taste, and 1/4 c. milk powder] stir in 1 T. water, then top up mug with almost boiling water, pouring over the sink, parallel to the center line of the boat, never athwartship. Sometimes one simply cannot do it, but can, usually. Also can add instant coffee to the cocoa--helps stay awake on a long, cold watch.

I make pickled eggs often before trips, too. I re-use the pickle juice from spicy pickled onion jars and the jars for the hard cooked eggs.

One other wonderful thing no one else has mentioned are cooked whole potatoes. You can eat 'em hot or cold, they are easily digested. If you're up to it and the weather suits, make potato salad. Filling.

Kudos to the one who gave the rehydrating fluid recipe. As Zeehag wrote, it is necessary to avoid dehydration.

Thanks, "Tortuga's Lie" for the recipe.

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Re: Storm Foods ?

Dehydrated pea soup, just pour hot water over it and wait ten minutes and it might be the best thing you've ever eaten, unless you have the dehydrated potato soup that Costco sells, then that's probably the best ever.
We also love bread and cheese with any dried fruit, one handed nutrition. Egg salad made up ahead always hits the spot too.
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I think it's hilarious that FOOD now has the potential to end up on the "Hot Topic" list, along with guns, anchors, politics, electric fences and pirates. Too much!
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I think it's hilarious that FOOD now has the potential to end up on the "Hot Topic" list, along with guns, anchors, politics, electric fences and pirates. Too much!
Err... what have I missed - just how does FOOD have the potential to end up on the "Hot Topic" list. I sure I should know (or should get the joke) but just what is the criteria in this instance (or what is the joke)
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Err... what have I missed - just how does FOOD have the potential to end up on the "Hot Topic" list. I sure I should know (or should get the joke) but just what is the criteria in this instance (or what is the joke)
Because HOT food tastes so much better!
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I was taught that whatever one eats during stormy weather, be sure that it is something that looks as good coming up as it did before going down.
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