Understood, Michael. I ask a lot of questions on here for the same reason.
Apolgies for a slight detour on your thread... I promise I won't tell you what to bring.
Scallywag: We provision like we used to when working on megayachts. The assumption (for us) is that we are not in any way near a place where we can get what we want to eat all the time. So... we make everything up from scratch. Everything.
Hankering for a pizza in the middle of nowhere? Done - from the flour up, with canned tomatoes and frozen mozzerella.
Looking for a tasty blueberry muffin with that cinammon topping? Done - from flour up, using frozen blueberries, sugar, cinnamon, etc...
Looking for a sausage parmesan hero/grinder/hoagie? Done - from flour up on the rolls, frozen hot italian sausage and frozen mozzerella cheese with canned tomatoes.
Made that perfect salad, but can't find dressing? Done - mayo with mustard, vinegar, etc... you have honey mustard. Olive oil
, vinegar dill and garlic, you have italian dressing.
Forgot brown sugar for your oatmeal? Done - just put molasses into regular sugar... that's all brown sugar is.
Our provisioning relies on these culinary principles - to know how to make everything - ketchup, tartar sauce, etc... and have all ingredients either ready dry, frozen, canned or in the case of fresh veggies and stuff, refrigerated.
Provisioning this way, you can be sure to have any meal you could ever dream up while away from land for a month or more at a time.
Again, Michael, sorry. This thread drift isn't intended to suggest what you should bring.
It was speaking to scallywag's post.
We now return you to your regular programming...
It's amazing the kind of meals
you can have if you do this. Between powdered milk (for recipies only, not drinking), canned tomatoes, large stores of dry goods like the flour, seasonings, yeast, etc... you can make just about anything and all you need is water
to do it.