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Re: Good food to store in hot cabin
It seems to be more the humidity than the heat that takes its toll, so keeping packages well sealed is key. Anything where we pop the factory seal we either use up that weekend, take home to use up, or double bag depending on what it is. Small and single-serve packages are very useful. We also try not to let anything sit more than a few weeks (plus or minus) opened or not - it goes home. Itís nice to keep a few items aboard for the times we end up staying out longer than expected or go for an impromptu sail.
The following is a list of things weíve occasionally or routinely kept aboard during a hot summer with the boat closed up...
Pretzels and chips
Crackers (unopened tubes)
Granola and energy bars (as long as they arenít the kind that are coated with chocolate or peanut butter)
Canned vegetables, fruits, and soups
Canned or jarred tomato sauce
Dry cereal (single-serve or unopened larger boxes)
Single serve applesauce cups
Peanuts and cashews
Trail mix (as long as it doesnít contain chocolate chips or chunks)
Raisins, dried cranberries, banana chips, and other dried fruits
M&Ms (they hold up surprisingly well)
Fast food style single-serve condiment packets
Tea and coffee
I imagine a lot of these non-perishables are seeing similar, or worse, temp extremes during processing and in delivery trucks on the way to market.
Beneteau Oceanis 400
formerly Lippincott 30