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Re: Cruiser's Biggest Provisioning Surprises...

It's really cold up here, the water is turning hard. So all this talk of raftups is making me quite jealous!

My biggest provisioning surprise comes from finding foods in forms different than we expect from the US. Butter in the islands comes in cans ("tins") instead of refrigerated sticks; coconut milk comes powdered - just mix with water; beans and vegetables that we're used to seeing in cans comes in glass jars; and tomato paste comes in a tube like toothpaste, just for some examples.

This link leads to a bunch of links from other cruisers' blog posts specifically about provisioning The Monkey's Fist: Collecting Cruisers' Perspectives: Is there Jif in Vanuatu?


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