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03-22-2012 11:39 PM
tomperanteau
Re: Have over 7 Days Food Aboard?

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Originally Posted by Capt Len View Post
If you're looking for trade goods in the islands think about condoms and pills. The church is strong.
lol.. I'll keep that in mind. The other day my friend in Pago Pago told me that booze is very expensive in many parts of the south Pacific. He stopped in Mexico on the way down and bought lots of cheap bottles. He traded a $3 bottle for a handful of pearls worth somewhere around $200 US. Not a bad deal. We plan a trip to Mexico before we push off.
03-21-2012 12:59 AM
Capt Len
Re: Have over 7 Days Food Aboard?

If you're looking for trade goods in the islands think about condoms and pills. The church is strong.
03-21-2012 12:51 AM
Capt Len
Re: Have over 7 Days Food Aboard?

On the coast we.ve noticed the price of fresh food climb in the markets.Could have something to do with seasons and the 100 mile diet As irrigation water gets real in the south (Cal and newMex) this can only get more noticeable .All the more reason to be more self sufficient and prepared to protect our life style. Not in fear of bad times acoming but in joy of security and good dinners with friends prepared with our labors. The skills we hone will serve us well in the future,come what may. This rant courtesy of the very fine bottle of home made wine after a fine dine of stuff I've I've produced.
03-20-2012 03:06 PM
tomperanteau
Re: Have over 7 Days Food Aboard?

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Originally Posted by JanetGroene View Post
You bet I have more than a seven-day supply, not just food but other essentials such as paper products. Food is the cheapest, most reliable insurance you can buy. This isn't about hoarding or fear of the Big One. It's about being ready for whatever the wonderful boating life dishes out. That includes happy outcomes such as unexpected company for dinner or getting an e-mail from the office informing you that you can stay out for longer than you planned.
I agree. Besides being ready for an earthquake/tsunami, or whatever that may hit us on the west coast, we have been able to untie and sail to the islands on a whim and without needing to worry about provisions. And, as you say, if appointments cancel you can stay longer without worry.

When we leave and head south we also plan on stocking things to barter with when we go ashore on some of the islands in the south Pacific. No telling what our dollar will be worth in the coming years, with the devaluing that is going on, so we'll have other means to trade with.
03-20-2012 12:51 PM
SVAuspicious
Re: Have over 7 Days Food Aboard?

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I hope he does "make" me figure out how to can because I'm in charge of cooking and I really want to learn how to do it before we go, or I'm going to feel guilty. He's in charge of all the things I can't do, such as engine repair, etc. It's the least I can do is put me in charge of cooking and cleaning and canning.
I can't find the title at the moment. I learned to can using a Ball company (from the people who make jars and lids). All the information seems to be available for free online at How to Can - Canning Guide - Learn How to Can and Preserve with Ball® .
03-20-2012 10:19 AM
JanetGroene
Re: Have over 7 Days Food Aboard?

You bet I have more than a seven-day supply, not just food but other essentials such as paper products. Food is the cheapest, most reliable insurance you can buy. This isn't about hoarding or fear of the Big One. It's about being ready for whatever the wonderful boating life dishes out. That includes happy outcomes such as unexpected company for dinner or getting an e-mail from the office informing you that you can stay out for longer than you planned.
03-19-2012 09:05 PM
bljones
Re: Have over 7 Days Food Aboard?

Okay, the moderators said I had to play nice. so i will offer no further comment as this has gotten stupidly but amusingly off track.
03-19-2012 06:02 PM
amhealy
Re: Have over 7 Days Food Aboard?

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I'll say it in plain english, since in an effort to be gentle and non-confrontational I must have been too obscure in the post that started all of this-
If canning interests YOU, Why not learn to can YOURSELF instead of "making the wife" learn, or are you too chauvinist to do "the wife's" work?

If you found that antagonistic, consider why. Then consider what constitutes getting along. If ignoring chauvinistic demeaning statements like yours is "getting along", I'll pass, thanks.
My husband told me about this comment and "made" me come take a look. Okay, he didn't really make me. I wanted to see if there really was someone defending my honor and the honor of women everywhere.

bljones, before you go on the attack, take into consideration that you have no idea what type of person my husband is, or that I am, for that matter. Just because he used the word "make" doesn't mean he was going to make me do anything.

I like to cook. I have been wanting to learn how to can food, and I have expressed this to Tom. Tom, being the gentleman that he is, was going to tell me about this thread so that I could come here and read the comments people were making about canning.

And btw, I frequently "make" my husband brew coffee for me, and I "make" him cook lunch for me, and I "make" him check the water and oil in my vehicle. Actually, just kidding. I don't make him. I ask him nicely, and he does it.

He and I do a lot of things for each other, and if he inadvertently used the word "make," then that's what it was: an inadvertence.

I hope he does "make" me figure out how to can because I'm in charge of cooking and I really want to learn how to do it before we go, or I'm going to feel guilty. He's in charge of all the things I can't do, such as engine repair, etc. It's the least I can do is put me in charge of cooking and cleaning and canning.

Don't take this stuff so seriously. You might hurt yourself.
03-19-2012 05:30 PM
tomperanteau
Re: Have over 7 Days Food Aboard?

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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
I'll say it in plain english, since in an effort to be gentle and non-confrontational I must have been too obscure in the post that started all of this-
If canning interests YOU, Why not learn to can YOURSELF instead of "making the wife" learn, or are you too chauvinist to do "the wife's" work?

If you found that antagonistic, consider why. Then consider what constitutes getting along. If ignoring chauvinistic demeaning statements like yours is "getting along", I'll pass, thanks.
So let me get this straight. I have had little, if any, interaction with you. You know NOTHING of the dynamics of my relationship with my wife, yet you think you can come into a public forum and slam me about a private relationship with my wife. You call me names, when you don't know me, and with as little as one sentence, you have ascertained that I have earned those names.

My wife is a successful attorney of many years, and after representing clients in many trials against high-power attorneys, she has won the vast majority of her cases. She wouldn't need a pointless ***** like you "defending" her. You, for some reason, have chosen this to attack me with for whatever insignificant reason you have. Her and my relationship is none of your business. You are an arrogant little person to think you have the right to comment on ANYONE when you have absolutely no knowledge of what you speak.

She is also the fisherman aboard, and loves it. She loves canning and cooking, although I do a lot of the cooking. We share equally according to our respective expertise. She likes hoisting the sails, along with many other things. She really doesn't need you to comment on her side of things.

Crawl back under your rock where you belong.
03-19-2012 03:38 PM
Rozz
Re: Have over 7 Days Food Aboard?

i keep a good supply of food on board because in socal trying to get 25mi to my boat after a desater would be hard enough, muchless trying to do it with all ur goods. i also work 1mi from my boat, so i go there on luch breaks a lot instead of going out to eat. i would say i keep on avg. about 6weeks of food but only about 3weeks of water
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