Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 16-08-2015, 12:06   #1
Registered User
 
xeon_tsd's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Location: "Out There" (mailing Austin TX)
Boat: Lafitte 44
Posts: 419
These are a few of my favourite things

What did you wish you provisioned more of before leaving for the great beyond?

What do you regret not getting more of before leaving X place?

Yes this will will be largely influenced by where your from and is very personal i get it.. but there ya go.
__________________

__________________
hopefully I will keep this updated.... http://svchapaai.com
xeon_tsd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-08-2015, 12:35   #2
Registered User
 
micah719's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Somewhere in Germany
Boat: OEM, proportional
Posts: 1,439
Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Well, I'm not in the great beyond yet, but I'll be stocking up on decent pipe tobacco before I go. Must figure out a nice duty-free bulk deal, about 50 pounds packed into handy waterproof 2-ounce tins.
__________________

__________________
Ps 139:9-10 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
micah719 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-08-2015, 16:23   #3
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: May 2012
Location: New Orleans
Boat: We have a problem... A serious addiction issue.
Posts: 3,940
Re: These are a few of my favourite things

I am convinced that the absolute best provisioning dollar is spent on a vaccume sealer. Not just because it keeps food fresh (which it does) but also because it seals things inside a waterproof durable bag.

Ships papers, passports, clothes, ect I have stashed on the boat in vaccume sealed bags for protection.

As for tobacco... Break it into 10lb bags, with the last 10lbs being broken up into a 5lb bag, and a bunch of 2oz ones. If at all possible keep it in original packaging. This way when a customs agent wants to inspect that it isn't marijuana it isn't quite so bad.

Even at home we do this with a huge amount of stuff. Coffee, dog food, flour, pasta, rice, lentils, oatmeal, sugar, pretty much all our staples are bought in bulk and broken into smaller quantities for storage/use.
__________________
Greg

- If animals weren't meant to be eaten then they wouldn't be made of food.
Stumble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-08-2015, 16:25   #4
Moderator
 
cabo_sailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Tarpon Springs FL
Boat: Cabo Rico 38
Posts: 1,905
Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Micah!!!

I'm an ex-smoker, the old ticket ya know, but 50 lbs. !!! 🙀

I still miss my pipe but that's almost a lifetime supply. I'd have to slice up a bushel of apples to keep that moist.

Wowsa,
Rich


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
cabo_sailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-08-2015, 16:41   #5
Registered User
 
micah719's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Somewhere in Germany
Boat: OEM, proportional
Posts: 1,439
Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Hey, 50 pounds only sounds like a lot, but if you break it down by brand, it isn't so much.

MacBaren: Navy Flake, Virginia Twist, Roll Cake
Dunhill: Nightcap
Petersen of Dublin: Hyde Park
Poul Winslow: #1, #2, and #3
W.O. Larsen: #50 and #80

Throw in a couple of boxes of Churchills and for rolling, Red Bull Zware Shag.

That's 12 subspecies, though they won't break down equally in proportion. Add in the still and the extra tanks for disinfectant and stove fuel, and I may not be able to pass customs anywhere....
__________________
Ps 139:9-10 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
micah719 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-08-2015, 16:56   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Vessel in Transit
Boat: Coast 34
Posts: 168
Re: These are a few of my favourite things

good shoes, including water sandals and light hiking boots with arch support. Can't find them in coastal Mexico. My experience is in mainland and coastal Mexico so far. Crunchy peanut butter, good jam., berries., IPA beer. Reasonably
inexpensive parmesan cheese (but there are good Mexican substitutes). Lamb meat. Anything that you might find in REI. Spare parts for the main engine (ours is Beta Marine)and outboard. Last year I had three items shipped to me from the US to Mexico. Mailing went awry in two cases and the third took 3 weeks but the last shipment went smoothly. In Mexico, you can get almost anything at Costco or another box store that you can get in the U.S. So thngs like olive oil, cereal, ziplock bags, etc. are available. But There are cultural differences, even in the big box stores. We had a heck of a time finding a blanket for our bed.

However, there are wonderful food items in Mexico that you can substitute. Freshly-made tortillas instead of whole-wheat bread. Goat meat and great beef froma carniceria (butcher shop). Really fresh fish and shrimp. Fish tacos better than you've ever had. Papayas, ripe avocados, bananas, other fresh fruit. Flan and frozen juice bars. The more we adopt the Mexican Way, the better off we find that we are.
__________________
Annie in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-08-2015, 20:05   #7
Registered User
 
xeon_tsd's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Location: "Out There" (mailing Austin TX)
Boat: Lafitte 44
Posts: 419
Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Annie,
I definitely want to use lots of local ingredients and resources. That is part of the fun and the point of getting out there! =)

Just looking for those long lost (peanut butter, some special pan, or item that you just cant get out side of home (wherever home is) etc.
__________________
hopefully I will keep this updated.... http://svchapaai.com
xeon_tsd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2015, 00:24   #8
Moderator
 
JPA Cate's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: aboard, cruising in Australia
Boat: Sayer 46' Solent rig sloop
Posts: 10,705
Re: These are a few of my favourite things

IMO/E, you need to learn to make your own whatever you crave items. It will change how you provision: in the beginning, we had lots of muffin mix cartons. Now, long gone, not missed. Everything's from scratch. You carry the basic ingredients, and whatever accoutrements work best for you. It's a trial and error process to come to what matters most to you and your partner.

However, to play the game: maple syrup and yellow corn meal. Hard to come by many places. Big hint, look for "Polenta", it is coarser, but if soaked a little first, produces good results, at least in my corn meal recipes. Available in NZ and Oz.

Ann
__________________
Ann, with Jim, aboard US s/v Insatiable II, in Oz, very long term cruisers
JPA Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2015, 11:11   #9
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Anacortes
Boat: previous - Whitby 42 new - Goldenwave 44
Posts: 1,735
Re: These are a few of my favourite things

There are lots of candidates for this list but a stainless steel vacuum insulated French coffee press was one of our favorite items on board. We got a new one the same month we got another boat. I also like vacuum insulated stainless steel mugs (with lids) for keeping the coffee, soup, tea, oatmeal, whatever, hot in the cockpit while underway or at anchor.

And good binoculars. Good ones!
__________________
exMaggieDrum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2015, 11:55   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Faro - Algarve - Portugal
Boat: Jeanneau, JOD 24, 24'' - Little Song
Posts: 8
Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Diesel...
__________________
Little Song is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2015, 13:11   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 21
Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Cream of wheat. Chutney. Licorice. Chili powder until I figure how to make my own. Trader Joe's cookies and mixes.
__________________
BeaMewesed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2015, 13:50   #12
Moderator
 
JPA Cate's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: aboard, cruising in Australia
Boat: Sayer 46' Solent rig sloop
Posts: 10,705
Re: These are a few of my favourite things

exMaggie Drum's post relative to the coffee pot struck a chord for me. When we first left, Jim, who really likes good coffee, subjected himself to (ugh!) instant coffee underway. But we carried a coffee mill and a small drip pot for his coffee at other times. Eventually it morphed into a vacuum French press pot. The old coffee mill took a greenie and rusted solid, so we got another coffee grinder.

I'd say if coffee is important to you, it's worth making the space to make it how you like.
Ann
__________________
Ann, with Jim, aboard US s/v Insatiable II, in Oz, very long term cruisers
JPA Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2015, 17:11   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Melbourne Australia
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 473
Posts: 4
Re: These are a few of my favourite things

I think some little treats hidden from the partner on an extended voyage would be fun, imagine the excitement of bringing out a special chocolate bar, fav biscuits, gorgeous bottle of wine or whatever else you both enjoy!
__________________
debbierogers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2015, 20:06   #14
Registered User
 
RainDog's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Varies
Boat: Pacific Seacraft 34 #142
Posts: 1,183
Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Wish i had provisioned more: canned mushrooms, good hard cheese.

Glad I provisioned alot: olive oil, good canned vegetables, salsa, dry salami, good canned tuna, canned trout, pepperoni, block aged parmesan, marsala, good pasta, coffee fillers, and steel cut oats.
RainDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2015, 20:11   #15
Registered User

Join Date: May 2008
Location: daytona beach florida
Boat: csy 37
Posts: 2,844
Images: 1
Re: These are a few of my favourite things

Most used item on our boat; paper towels. Stock up on anything you really can't live without, because "out there" you may not find it. Like Twinkies? Load up on 'em. Peanut butter was once unavailable except in the USA. Still is in many places.
__________________

__________________
Take two at low eight
onestepcsy37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: A few things.... Heart of Gold Classifieds Archive 1 30-05-2015 13:30
Want To Buy: Looking For A few Things Atoriusverus Classifieds Archive 1 02-12-2013 16:57
Challenge: Move a Few Things from Brisbane to Adelaide for Sailing Trip - Pallet ? dennisail Challenges 4 30-01-2011 02:22
Do these things really exist? sloopdavidb Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12 24-02-2008 19:55
Things that work and things that don't... svHyLyte Construction, Maintenance & Refit 58 03-11-2006 23:13



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:31.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.