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Just a quickie on the subject of things wot be dried !!

Does the word 'constipation' mean anything to you ? If you are going to pig out on dried food and nuts you need to drink a lot of water or things could get tricky at the non chewing end of the system.

Other than that, word has is that McDonalds burgers contain so much in the way of preservatives that they never go off. Ergo, stock up on the horrid things and all will be swill, whoops spellcheck, well.


Oh yes - prunes.

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Yes, fewer marine head problems, lol

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Two words: pressure cooker.

I favour the Magefusa line. Stews, soups, bread, whatever. Takes a little practice, but the BTUs in the propane go into the pot and don't leave (well, not as much).

Check it out. Also, lash a tray of sprouts underneath a foredeck hatch. You'd be surprised how quickly you can get a couple of pounds of the freshest vegetables you'll ever eat short of camping out in a cornfield in late August.
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Just a quickie on the subject of things wot be dried !!

Does the word 'constipation' mean anything to you ? If you are going to pig out on dried food and nuts you need to drink a lot of water or things could get tricky at the non chewing end of the system.
Do you recall the "best coffee maker for liveaboard cruisers" thread, Mr. W. Bat?

The way I make java, I have absolutely no concept of what "constipation" could possibly mean. A mere 15 minutes after my first mug of my "sergeant major's brew", it's just me and the business section of the newspaper vs. the elements in the throne room.

Nothing in my experience leads me to believe life aboard would differ. God, even the smell of coffee sets me off...if it's my coffee!
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Yeah, just up until you actually have to use it...then you're going to have problems a plenty...
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Try storing all your fresh stuff in cool, dark places. We sailed from San Diego with a lot of fresh veggies and fruit stored in lockers that were cool and dark and had fresh salads with our lunch weeks after last seeing land. Refrigerating fruit and veggies is not necessrily the best solution because once cooled, they have to be consumed at once or they go off.

And we agree with routine. We always prepared meals at the same time daily and snacked on health bars and stuff between meals. Also, a lot of hermetically packed fruit juice, lasts forever.
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Do you recall the "best coffee maker for liveaboard cruisers" thread, Mr. W. Bat?

The way I make java, I have absolutely no concept of what "constipation" could possibly mean. A mere 15 minutes after my first mug of my "sergeant major's brew", it's just me and the business section of the newspaper vs. the elements in the throne room.

Nothing in my experience leads me to believe life aboard would differ. God, even the smell of coffee sets me off...if it's my coffee!
Agreed !! I find it amazing how a good solid espresso with a touch of milk (I must admit) and a cryptic crossword really does concentrate the mind and body. Mind you, its not a terribly good idea to fling back that coffee and then realise you have to row to shore , quickly.

Omatako, you speak a lot of sense. Freshness and storage are the essential ingredients. While our fridge is quite small we also have a well insulated icebox that can keep eggs, salad stuff, fruit and the more sensitive vegetables fresh for an amazing amount of time. The difficulty can be finding the produce that hasn't already been chilled or even worse , frozen.

We find that citrus works best hung in one of those hammock type nets as do potatoes and onions. We also like those health bar thingy's as they combine the dried fruit and nuts with a bit of muesli. (Good lord, next thing you know we'll have a thread on bowel movements. Enough he cried. )

On the food topic, we also carry a selection of asian (chinese or japanese usually) soups, both noodle and non. One of my favs is Japanese Miso soup. You can buy it in either a block or in sachets that last forever. The sachets are good as they include some seaweed and tofu. It's warming, good for you and no trouble to prepare. I prefer the light but you can get it in different ways, the darker the heavier.

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Two words: pressure cooker.

I favour the Magefusa line. Stews, soups, bread, whatever. Takes a little practice, but the BTUs in the propane go into the pot and don't leave (well, not as much).

Check it out. Also, lash a tray of sprouts underneath a foredeck hatch. You'd be surprised how quickly you can get a couple of pounds of the freshest vegetables you'll ever eat short of camping out in a cornfield in late August.
Oh my, I do like the look of that Magefus gear. Tasty !! Nice looking coffee makers as well.

On the subject of sprouts the snow pea ones are the best I reckon but I'm no great fan.

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Hey Wind, I quite agree with U that changing from fast to junk food is not the solution.

You should definitely try to put some fresh produce into your diet plan. Veg, fish, salads and fruit should be easily available everywhere, and if properly stored should last you for 2-3 weeks without a problem.

As preparation goes, the easiest & quickest way for starters, is by using a Wok. Chop it up throw it in move around and within 10min. you got a meal on the plate.

Save the cans for foul weather emergencies.

U should be able to overcome the syndromes of abstinence within a reasonable time period.

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Simple problem, the way I see it. You missed the fifth food group. I didn't see any mention of rum, beer, scotch, vodka, port, gin, bourbon, wine, tequila, schnapps, grog, saki, cider, mead or whisky. What the heck were you thinking? You'd start out on a cruise with no alcohol on board?

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