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Costco Kirkland caned chicken
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Caning is illegal in the U.S. Were these chickens caned in Malaysia? Why were they being punished?
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Re: Non-perishable food to keep on the boat?

Take this one to the bank: Tasty Bite Madras Lentils from costco. They are healthy, delicious and come in narrow sealed bags that can either be boiled or microwaved. They cost about $1.50 per bag (a box of four is $6.00). Plenty of protein and they take up virtually zero shelf space.
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Re: Non-perishable food to keep on the boat?

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Good question.

1) To have snacks & food available when I go there for a day or two, and for weekend sails.

2) As an emergency resource, in case of an earthquake etc. making the house uninhabitable.
For the emergency thing, I'd go with some MREs. Well packaged, long lasting, tolerable to eat (for a short time). Just make sure you have lots of water.
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Take this one to the bank: Tasty Bite Madras Lentils from costco. They are healthy, delicious and come in narrow sealed bags that can either be boiled or microwaved. They cost about $1.50 per bag (a box of four is $6.00). Plenty of protein and they take up virtually zero shelf space.
Our local indian supermarket has a big range of Tasty Bites. Good idea, must stock up.
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Re: Non-perishable food to keep on the boat?

Pop Tarts.
Canned meat, dried soup.
Jelly, bread (lasts a looong time unopened). Nut bars.
Rum.
I keep mustard, ketchup and relish aboard without refridgeration. They have plenty of vinegar to keep them.
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Our local indian supermarket has a big range of Tasty Bites. Good idea, must stock up.
Yes they are great, but there comes a point where suddenly they don't taste good anymore. Seemed to be about 50 of them for me. Now I can't stand to look at them....

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That's a lot of rice and beans. Do you break it down or keep it in the 50# bags? Wow.
Yes, we break it down. We normally buy the size bags that are on sale, and when we open a bag, we have plastic, screw top, containers that we pour into instead of trying to reseal the plastic bag over and over. We have broken down our brown sugar into five pound bags (have about 50 pounds aboard). Salt, some white sugar, same thing. Lots of spices.

We're getting ready for a really extended cruise/voyage, and will be living aboard and probably gone for may months/years at a time.
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Re: Non-perishable food to keep on the boat?

Costco has some good deals on decent tinned chicken and beef. I wouldn't call either one anything to write home about, but for tinned meat it can dress up plain bean chili, etc. pretty quickly.

I also keep Progresso soups. Lots of variety, lots of meat in some of the beef soups. Again, add some noodles or bulk it up and you can turn it into a better 'stew" than Dinty Moore real quickly. And their clam chowders are actually pretty good, no excuses needed.

Then there's always Chef Ronzoni...aka "Purina batchelor chow".

Real emergency food is unopened peanut butter (without the transfats) and a 20# bag of rice. As any VietCong can tell you, one 20# of rice can keep your whole crew going for full month. Ten dollar, you pay too much. MRE, you pay too much.
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For the emergency thing, I'd go with some MREs. Well packaged, long lasting, tolerable to eat (for a short time). Just make sure you have lots of water.
I'm sorry, and I understand where you were going, but it still sounds funny to recommend water to a guy on a boat
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Re: Non-perishable food to keep on the boat?

We usually have small tins of salmon on board. Mixed in with fresh tomato, cucumber, basil and mozarella with drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil makes a fabulous lunch.

Recently tried some tinned chicken as an alternative and must confess it worked quite well. Doubt I'd use it for cooking though.

btw ... if you have a delicate constitution the above sans the salmon makes a good stomach settling first meal at sea .... well it works for me anyway. Not that I have a delicate constitution but the only times I get seasick is if I put to sea on an empty stomach. That wee salad seems to be enough to do the trick.
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