Dehydrating Food - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 05-28-2009
Calabego's Avatar
45.63N 122.67W
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Calabego is on a distinguished road
I noticed that in the title, the question of while you are cruising was involved.
My question is for all that have answered, who uses a dehydrator while cruising, and what impact does this have on your electricity budget?
I like the rack and dry idea especially for that freshly caught fish you can't eat in one sitting.
__________________
Signature picture courtesy of Cal20 Class Assn.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 05-28-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 722
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
badsanta is on a distinguished road
I think power would be an issue. But I feel it would be fairly easy to construct a collapsible solar drying box and use a small fan to increase circulation.
__________________
That derelict boat was another dream for somebody else, don't let it be your nightmare and a waste of your life.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 05-28-2009
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,598
Thanks: 25
Thanked 38 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 10
poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about
Try This
__________________
1978 Tayana 37

Freedom comes when youíre ready to sail away. True freedom comes when you donít have to return


Cut off from the land that bore us, betrayed by the land we find, where the brightest have gone before us and the dullest remain behind, .......but stand to your glasses, steady,.......tis all we have left to prize, raise a cup to the dead already, hurrah for the next that dies
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 05-31-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,998
Thanks: 5
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 11
wind_magic has a spectacular aura about wind_magic has a spectacular aura about wind_magic has a spectacular aura about
Part of the reason that I have a dehydrator is to dry food so I have it when I go hiking, biking, camping, etc. Dehydrated food is very light weight in addition to storing well without refrigeration and it can be easily rehydrated on the trail when you are cooking it, so it is really a perfect trail food. The new dehydrator I am building to replace my old dehydrator is so I will have the ability to dry large buys of food at one time instead of having to buy smaller quantities, sometimes you just get 20lbs of something all at once on sale or from someone's garden, and I think it will be the same out in the world when I take it on the boat, I feel I am likely to find large buys of things and want to dehydrate them all at once to store them in bulk. I plan to spend a lot of time away from my boat when I am cruising and need trail foods.

I like the solar dehydrator idea but I have never tried solar dehydrating, I wonder how well that would work. Even if it just worked for some things like fruit and vegetables and not for other things like jerky, it would still help to have something that could be used part of the time without any electricity. My home built dehydrator uses a 60 watt light bulb, which can be powered from boat power, but it is still 60 watts that I wouldn't use if I did not have to.

Another reason I want a dehydrator on the boat is that my boat doesn't and won't have refrigeration, so it is harder for me to store chunks of dead animals. I either have to use canned meat, can meat myself, or I need to be able to turn meat into jerky and store it dehydrated.
__________________
What are you pretending not to know ?

Please support my
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Food Suggestions bkohatl Provisioning 94 05-21-2012 03:46 PM
Future Seasickness Warning or Not FullandBy General Discussion (sailing related) 32 09-30-2007 09:24 AM
A Safe and Sound Galley Joy Smith Cruising Articles 0 03-11-2004 07:00 PM
A Safe and Sound Galley Joy Smith Her Sailnet Articles 0 03-11-2004 07:00 PM
Only one food group? Jeffamc Provisioning 5 11-12-2003 08:29 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:11 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.