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Old 25-03-2013, 17:32   #451
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Thanks for the info Zeehag !!!

FYI - The Carnation Breakfast isn't dried milk, but some "breakfast full meal" kinda craziness to add to milk. To be honest, I wasn't paying attention while shopping and just grabbed it - Then, later on the boat dumped a pack in while experimenting, expecting to be disgusted, and had a very pleasant surprise. It helps to kill that after-taste that you note with Nido/Nestle's dry milk products (Not completely, but mostly). Here's a link to the product (Select the "Classic French Vanilla" as that is what I added to the Nestle Nido):
Carnation Instant Breakfast Powder, 10 pk - Best Price

I did a quick search for "leche entero en polvo" and, although I haven't yet learned to speak Spanish, it is apparently made by Nestle as well:
http://www.nestleprofessional.com/me...WU%26cad%3drja

Hmmmm, here's the full lineup: http://www.nestleprofessional.com/Me...s/default.aspx

Looking at Amazon ... Is Nido and "leche entero en polvo" the same thing? One other warning from Amazon:
Be aware that Nestle USA recently switched supply of NIDO from their Chile plant to Mexico and the quality is like night and day. Most if not all the previous 5-star ratings were based on NIDO from Chile were the quality of the milk is far superior than the Mexican milk which is horrible!

I hope that's not true ... My workaround helps a LOT, but if this stuff tastes like real milk with absolutely no after-taste ... and now has switched manufacturing sites ... crap !!

Thanks for the warning on the sour cream !!

How does Alpura taste ?? Leche alpura | Calidad alpura, Confianza Pura
WTF? This is crapola. This forum is in a nose dive.
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Old 29-03-2013, 14:27   #452
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I'm looking for a provisioning list and packing advice for a 20 days Atlantic.
Four men in 32 foot sailboat.
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Four 25lb. bags, Ralston-Purina Primate Chow. You won't need more than 3, the fourth is just in case you're delayed. Packing advice? Keep it dry.
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Four 25lb. bags, Ralston-Purina Primate Chow. You won't need more than 3, the fourth is just in case you're delayed. Packing advice? Keep it dry.
well thats the crew sorted
what does the captain eat......pot noodels
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I've considered 3-4 days provisioning per extra large double bagged double closure ZipLocks, or flat 15L stack-able plastic tokes, for storage.
The main issue is what, and where to stash the food. The "V" berth will be the main additional storage area.
Then the question is what and how much to take.
The idea is to enjoy the crossing and the food, "Primate Chow" doesn't sound very appetizing.
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I've considered 3-4 days provisioning per extra large double bagged double closure ZipLocks, or flat 15L stack-able plastic tokes, for storage.
The main issue is what, and where to stash the food. The "V" berth will be the main additional storage area.
Then the question is what and how much to take.
The idea is to enjoy the crossing and the food, "Primate Chow" doesn't sound very appetizing.
Lots of threads about this here. Start with:
Provisioning for a Long Distance Voyage
It also provides links to blogs, books and other websites.

Safe passage .
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I'm looking for a provisioning list and packing advice for a 20 days Atlantic.
Four men in 32 foot sailboat.
take at least a 10 day reserve.
hanging nets for veg will inprove the life of fresh stuff.

take bulk basics like rice ,pasta,flour,milk powder,muesli,instant potatoe.
two pot meals are the way to go,once a day

tinned tomatoes,onions,garlic, tomato puree make a good base when using corned meat,tined fish or chicken as a sauce.

dried meat like salami,choriso and cheese,smoked oysters ,sardines tinned pate' are great for lunches if you are baking bread.

cabbage,potatoes,onions,aubergines,pumpkin,buttern ut all last fairly well if they havent been refigerated,as do eggs.

quite a few soya meat subtitutes on the market make for good cassarole addatives.
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Thanks, I love the smoked oysters also.
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I've experimented somewhat with storage and found nothing beats a ziplock bag. I've had beans and rice stored for a long time now without any mold or mildew. Just keep the air out of the bags and place them in a plastic container to store and keep them in check while sailing.
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another good thing to have is a pressure cooker,for two pot meals,make sure it will fit alongside your other pot for boiling up rice,potatos.
it will save a lot of gas.
4 guys on a north atlantic passage are like an army to feed!
so plenty of carbs and nice stew's generally keep most crews happy sailing in cooler climes
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another good thing to have is a pressure cooker,for two pot meals,make sure it will fit alongside your other pot for boiling up rice,potatos.
it will save a lot of gas.
4 guys on a north atlantic passage are like an army to feed!
so plenty of carbs and nice stew's generally keep most crews happy sailing in cooler climes

And don't forget if your going to carry lentils with you soak them over night in a container with a lid (I use a mason jar) that will let the gas escape. They'll cook even quicker just by soaking them.
Does anyone know if you can get charcoal for the grill on the rail while cruising and if so what is it called in other countries?
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charcoal in mexico--mesquite is awesome..carbon de mesquite, and plentiful, cheap too.
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onion, beet root, tomatoes, green beans, lettuce, sunflower seeds, silver beet, garlic, and lots of herbs.

All picked fresh whenever I want them because my cockpit is full of dirt with plants growing there.

Making charcoal is a very wasteful process, but you could make your own anywhere. It is best to just burn wood though.
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