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Is this sarcastic?
Make the wife explain it to you.

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As an alternative to canning fish (which I prefer) you can salt, dry or smoke. Cool smoke is great flavour ,sugar optional, but product needs canning or freezing if you can keep from eating right way.
I had smoked mackerel (no sugar) once in Nova Scotia. I was camping out on a ridge 20 miles back in the country, in a spot crawling with bears. I had an open plastic tarp for a shelter. I went to New Glasgow and got the smoked mackerel at the fish store.

Man, was it good!! How good? Well, when I got to my tarp it was dark, and I was worried that my great smelling smoked fish might attract a bear; so I considered hanging it in a tree or something. Then I realized, "This is MY smoked fish, and I'm NOT going to share it with some bear, who probably doesn't even know how to share".

So I ended up sleeping with it inside my sleeping bag, because I wasn't interested in sharing either, and I was willing to fight for it. Had no problems, and ate the rest of it the next day.
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I had smoked mackerel (no sugar) once in Nova Scotia. I was camping out on a ridge 20 miles back in the country, in a spot crawling with bears. I had an open plastic tarp for a shelter. I went to New Glasgow and got the smoked mackerel at the fish store.

Man, was it good!! How good? Well, when I got to my tarp it was dark, and I was worried that my great smelling smoked fish might attract a bear; so I considered hanging it in a tree or something. Then I realized, "This is MY smoked fish, and I'm NOT going to share it with some bear, who probably doesn't even know how to share".

So I ended up sleeping with it inside my sleeping bag, because I wasn't interested in sharing either, and I was willing to fight for it. Had no problems, and ate the rest of it the next day.
I don't know what kind of bears you have in Nova Scotia, but the bears that have been around while hiking in the Rockies and Cascades would tear into your sleeping bag for that fish and pick their teeth clean with your neck bone.

Bear boxes on more populated trails look like fallout shelters. Some have zip lines between trees for you to haul provisions up high. In fact, you don't even want to sleep anywhere near the pretected stash or where you might clean off scraps. They will come checking. Grizzlies are mean.


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Bears gotta eat too. Cleans up the gene pool.Try a polar bear on deck in the morning to add a little excitement to your arctic cruise.
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Unless you've smoked and bake dried the oysters they are better fresh or frozen for later. Clams can well. Watch Red Tide. A 24 hr soak over the side in a mesh bag to purge them and boil the works.Shuck, rinse and put in jars.Chowder a year later. Back at the market ,everything,in season, is cheaper by the case. Can it too.I bought cases of corn at Refuge Cove (who da thunk it) and got nibblets all the way across the Salish Sea.
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Make the wife explain it to you.
So why the need to take a swipe at me and try to antagonize in a thread where people are getting along?

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I'm running a bit low now but typically have about 3 months of food and booze. I get the good fresh stuff every few days to add to the long term stores I carry.
We just restocked and rotated canned foods that we had since 2009. Decided to store all the booze in the bilge that is usually wasted space.

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Tom .... I find it hard to believe that canning your own produce on board would be viable. Better to do it at your home base and take down to boat. Think size of galley v kitchen, work area, unlimited water for clean up and far superior range. I'd like to have my own preserved fruit in particular but have to be done on land methinks.
You are probably right. We may end up drying what we catch/trade for to preserve it.

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So why the need to take a swipe at me and try to antagonize in a thread where people are getting along?
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.

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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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