Originally Posted by JanetGroene
You bet I have more than a seven-day supply, not just food but other essentials such as paper products. Food is the cheapest, most reliable insurance you can buy. This isn't about hoarding or fear of the Big One. It's about being ready for whatever the wonderful boating life dishes out. That includes happy outcomes such as unexpected company for dinner or getting an e-mail from the office informing you that you can stay out for longer than you planned.
I agree. Besides being ready for an earthquake/tsunami, or whatever that may hit us on the west coast, we have been able to untie and sail to the islands on a whim and without needing to worry about provisions. And, as you say, if appointments cancel you can stay longer without worry.
When we leave and head south we also plan on stocking things to barter with when we go ashore on some of the islands in the south Pacific. No telling what our dollar will be worth in the coming years, with the devaluing that is going on, so we'll have other means to trade with.