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Why dehydrated food?

Grains and pulses last for years without going off. You just have to watch for weasels. If you are desperate to avoid grocery stores, you can buy a grinder and grind your own flour from whole grains. (Its healthier too.) You can sprout your own greens. As you travel you can buy local produce. It really isn't difficult to eat well on board while cruising. And if you are living aboard on the hook, you certainly can grow some vegetables and herbs, much like you would in window boxes.

A diet of constant dehydrated foods is not a healthy one. Just ask the astronauts.
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Weasels are rarely an issue on boats.... WEEVILS are an issue.

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Why dehydrated food?

Grains and pulses last for years without going off. You just have to watch for weasels. If you are desperate to avoid grocery stores, you can buy a grinder and grind your own flour from whole grains. (Its healthier too.) You can sprout your own greens. As you travel you can buy local produce. It really isn't difficult to eat well on board while cruising. And if you are living aboard on the hook, you certainly can grow some vegetables and herbs, much like you would in window boxes.

A diet of constant dehydrated foods is not a healthy one. Just ask the astronauts.
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Weasels are rarely an issue on boats.... WEEVILS are an issue.
Those weasels are the type that do not replenish the beer cooler.

OK, as to weevils - now everyone quote the line from "Master and Commander."

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Two weevils crept from the crumbs. 'You see those weevils, Stephen?' said Jack solemnly.
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'There I have you, ' cried Jack. 'You are bit -- you are completely dished. Don't you know that in the Navy you must always choose the lesser of two weevils? Oh ha, ha, ha, ha!'

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weasels.. who wrote that? weevils to be sure..... isn't it amazing how fast the guys jumped in on that?

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I'd point out that weasels aboard your boat will keep the rats under control...

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I'd point out that weasels aboard your boat will keep the rats under control...
Mmm, then you can eat the fat weasels. But only if you have a whole village of 'em.

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We have a friend who sailed a round trip, solo, from Washington to Hawaii and back on nothing but canned beans and beer.


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Canned beans and beer - plenty of fresh air needed. Perhaps self-sufficient methane oven for re-heating?
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Canned beans and beer - plenty of fresh air needed. Perhaps self-sufficient methane oven for re-heating?
Perhaps he was wearing something to capture the methane and using it to power his stove....CNG is mostly methane, isn't it...

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