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Not really commenting on the list, other than to say this... (And note that I'm much less qualified to answer these than the others who have posted)

You get used to the taste of dehydrated milk, especially if you make it slightly strong. That took care of most of my refrigeration needs back when I was single. It also made it so I didn't have to shop that frequently. If you are entertaining in the summer, buy ice (which your fridge may not be able to make anyway). If you are entertaining in the winter, try the "beer bottles in a bucket outside" method.

Something to go #1 in, with a closing top, can go a long way.

If your hair is wet coming back from the shower, try a hat or a hooded sweatshirt.

Congratulations on having a decent plan and asking the right questions in a good forum. Bravo!

Pictures would be great to see.

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UHT milk is a good substitute for dehydrated milk and tastes better IMHO.
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I did get a lot of rice, but i gotta be honest with myself, i can't eat that shite anymore.
I would like to find a rice recipe that I enjoy enough to eat rice often but so far I have not found one, and it is not for lack of trying. Rice is just too boring.
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Make rice then fry in a bit of oil with onions, peas or whatever to make a varied fried rice. Add seafood or canned meat. Whatever you wish.
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The OP is in the Chesapeake area, not the northeast.
Doesn't matter, most pumpouts don't happen here in the winter either - creeks are frozen and you can't move your boat to the pumpout, or the pumpout boat to you. Except for dockside services at $30 or more per pumpout (yikes!). Otherwise you use a bag and a bucket, or use the marina heads. (Or discharge illegally which I'm NOT recommending)
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Make rice then fry in a bit of oil with onions, peas or whatever to make a varied fried rice. Add seafood or canned meat. Whatever you wish.
Well that's the thing, as soon as you start frying it with peas and onions, putting canned meat on it, etc, it isn't really the same thing anymore. What I mean by that is that I can make mashed potatoes with a single tablespoon of butter and enjoy them, and I can make beans with a pinch of salt and sugar and enjoy them, but I can't eat rice and enjoy it unless I do like you said and pile meat or curry or something on it. What I'd like is a simple recipe that doesn't need a can of meat on it that makes rice good, something that is basically just rice, I think it is a given that we will all enjoy white rice if it has a steak on it.
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Well that's the thing, as soon as you start frying it with peas and onions, putting canned meat on it, etc, it isn't really the same thing anymore. What I mean by that is that I can make mashed potatoes with a single tablespoon of butter and enjoy them, and I can make beans with a pinch of salt and sugar and enjoy them, but I can't eat rice and enjoy it unless I do like you said and pile meat or curry or something on it. What I'd like is a simple recipe that doesn't need a can of meat on it that makes rice good, something that is basically just rice, I think it is a given that we will all enjoy white rice if it has a steak on it.
You might try adding a tablespoon of powdered instant chicken soup broth, or a boullion cube, to the cooking water. Or a few tablespoons of chopped parsley. Or (my favorite) a tablespoon of curry powder.
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I just picked up a boat-size GSI pressure cooker
Amazon.com: GSI Outdoors Pressure Cooker: Sports & Outdoors
I just can't cook dry beans without it, and i must have my beans. Got it in time to make corned beef and cabbage.

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The problem with UHT milk is that you commit yourself to drinking whatever size the package is. They come in little juice boxes but I'm forever cooking recipes that call for a tiny amount, and I'm not that thirsty to drink the difference. And it's expensive. I'm on team dehydrated.

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The problem with UHT milk is that you commit yourself to drinking whatever size the package is. They come in little juice boxes but I'm forever cooking recipes that call for a tiny amount, and I'm not that thirsty to drink the difference. And it's expensive. I'm on team dehydrated.
I eat a lot of dry beans too, they are the best.

For milk I use the powdered stuff too. I open a pack and divide it up into smaller amounts because a whole pack of powdered makes 4 cups of milk and most recipes call for 1/2 cup, sometimes 1 cup. People complain about the taste of powdered milk but I don't actually drink the stuff, I just cook with it.
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I eat a lot of dry beans too, they are the best.

For milk I use the powdered stuff too. I open a pack and divide it up into smaller amounts because a whole pack of powdered makes 4 cups of milk and most recipes call for 1/2 cup, sometimes 1 cup. People complain about the taste of powdered milk but I don't actually drink the stuff, I just cook with it.
I get my milk powder in boxes with easy pour spouts, from the market of Wal. It provides more reliable protocol for delivery without the necessity of packet switching.
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