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02-18-2013 06:11 PM
slax
Re: Cruiser's Biggest Provisioning Surprises...

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Originally Posted by barefootnavigator View Post
Brian, you might be surprised how easy it is to bake fresh bread. If you don't want so much heat from the oven try using a cast iron skillet and making corn bread. I'ts so easy even I can do it and there is nothing in the world as luxurious as fresh bread. As far as the paper towels go its hopeless. We try and try, we have a 99% green boat but paper towels are our downfall.

When it comes to provisioning dog food is our money pit, we spend almost the same amount on Chloe as we do on our self's. Once we cross the border we will start sharing our food with her and cutting down on kibble but she is older and her food has all the vitamins and minerals a doggy could want. Storage for dog food is another issue, we buy a 6 month supply at a time and it definitely cuts into our booze storage.
have a gluten allergy so am bread free for the most part, imagine I could premix the gluten free post purchase and do some cornbread with the nongluten-flour combo as a sub though pure maza (w/out a gluten based mix in) is kinda hard to find even on the populated mainland, wonder how it is out and about...

per the paper towels, ever think about just not buying them, and learning to make due? its not like having a papertowel onboard is going to save your life one day or anything, maybe something you can learn to do without given the motivation, or not I dont know just seems like a good way to do away with something you know you dont need...

the dogfood... yes a problem possibly, though like all problems maybe more of an opportunity to overcome and minimize through effort which it seems from the posting you already do.. if you look at foods which are by all definitions of the veterinary community some of the best available on the market, depending on breed. most have a high content of fish which in theory should be pretty plentiful in your situation, combined with veggies and a complex grain (brown/wild/etc rice).. so while I would definitely pay attention to the consistency of this diet and additives of maybe a more expensive kibble to suplement the vitamins, or even investigate something to take the place of it you all can share, I would think for the most part you could share the base drygoods (alcohol aside ) and have a smaller requirement for storage of kibble specifically.. unless its an emergency ration situation, then have at it...
happy sails,
slax
02-03-2013 11:21 PM
wind_magic
Re: Cruiser's Biggest Provisioning Surprises...

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Originally Posted by Cruisingdad View Post
On the other hand, we are killing the paper towels. They seem to be our nemesis. We have been switching over to more traditional towels for cleaning and other uses, but paper towels are probably our biggest issue.
CD,

I keep a roll of toilet paper near the paper towels. I know it sounds weird, but you'd be amazed how many times you can use a few sheets of TP instead of a paper towel, just having it within reach really cuts down on the number of paper towels you use.

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Another item we are having trouble balancing is bread. For something that costs a buck at the store, it sure does come as a luxury about your second week on the hook! Our workaround for that is tortillas which last a surprisingly long time and keep well. But you can't exactly store enough bread to last a month, so we are looking for some good recipes to make it.
I would respond to this part but I'd end up writing a book about it.
01-28-2013 01:40 PM
chef2sail
Re: Cruiser's Biggest Provisioning Surprises...

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Originally Posted by SakPase View Post
Biggest surprise, how many cookies and snacks we eat and how we never use our canned goods.
Nemesis; our dog sneaking into the pantry and eating whole loaves of bread.
Too funny...How they are guided my their noses and stomachs.
01-27-2013 01:01 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Cruiser's Biggest Provisioning Surprises...

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Originally Posted by Tim R. View Post
I would like to see you Tortilla recipe. That seems like a great idea.
TMMillers recipe about the same as mine.

I use:
2 cups flour
1/4 cup veg oil
3/4 cup warm water
1-2 teaspoons salt.

Mix, knead well, make into 8 or so balls, cover for 20 minutes, roll out on well floured saloon table, i still make funny shapes, sometimes they look like Australia.... Heat pan with just a few drops of oil, cook on one side for a few minutes....enjoy!
01-26-2013 08:43 PM
SakPase
Re: Cruiser's Biggest Provisioning Surprises...

Biggest surprise, how many cookies and snacks we eat and how we never use our canned goods.
Nemesis; our dog sneaking into the pantry and eating whole loaves of bread.
01-25-2013 02:51 PM
norahs arc
Re: Cruiser's Biggest Provisioning Surprises...

Re cruisers and bread. My wife recentyl brought home some ready to bake bread that can be kept for 2-3 monthes without refridgerating. It can be baked in just 8 min. at 400 deg F. It is made by "Dempesters Bakery" .
Now for the glitch, we live in atlantic Canada and I don't know if it is available everywhere. If you want any more info let me know and I'll try and help.
Keith.
01-25-2013 12:48 PM
tmiller1116
Re: Cruiser's Biggest Provisioning Surprises...

Tortillas are one of the easiest things to make. Very basic recipe that I use:

2 C. flour
1/2 C. shortening (Crisco like)
3/4 C Warm water
1 tsp salt

-Cut shortening into flour and salt until like cornmeal
-add water and knead 1-2 minutes. Add flour/water if needed to firm up dough
-divide into about 8-10 small round balls
-roll flat on floured surface (it takes practice to make round ones, don't worry about your shape for now )
-brush off excess flour
-cook on un-greased skillet (cast iron is great for this) till bubbles form on top
-you don't have to flip to cook the other side, but you can

cooking only takes 1-3 minutes depending on your temp.
I generally roll out the next one while the current one is cooking
place on plate between towels to keep warm while cooking
they will last 1-2 days but do not have the preservatives of store bought
If you have a second burner to warm up (or make) refried beans, you are set!!!!
01-25-2013 09:01 AM
Tim R.
Re: Cruiser's Biggest Provisioning Surprises...

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Originally Posted by aeventyr60 View Post
In Asia, the lack of good cheese. In Malaysia, salami, bacon and other pork goodies. Seems we to have to look hard for good quality Italian spices, olive oil and capers.

We figured out how to make our own tortilla's so good Tex Mex is a staple.

Can I interest anybody in some lemongrass?
I would like to see you Tortilla recipe. That seems like a great idea.
01-25-2013 08:53 AM
PBzeer
Re: Cruiser's Biggest Provisioning Surprises...

If available, try Arnold's Italian bread. Seems to last a bit longer. Plus, when I make sandwiches, I almost always butter one side and put them on the skillet. Gets past the going stale part.

While I use tortillas as well, I also use a lot of saltine crackers for things like peanut butter and sliced sausage and cheese. Egg noodles is another staple of mine. As for beer (I don't drink the hard stuff), I put it here, in the blue wastebasket (cans):

01-25-2013 05:28 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Cruiser's Biggest Provisioning Surprises...

In Asia, the lack of good cheese. In Malaysia, salami, bacon and other pork goodies. Seems we to have to look hard for good quality Italian spices, olive oil and capers.

We figured out how to make our own tortilla's so good Tex Mex is a staple.

Can I interest anybody in some lemongrass?
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