Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Columbia
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I have six months worth of dried beans and split peas, several years worth of dried eggs, several months worth of canned meat. I usually try to carry a years worth of brown rice. In the Pacific Islands, the only beans you can get most places, comes in cans, and is expensive, bulky and heavy.. Split peas? Forget it. Ditto whole wheat and brown rice , in many places. Bug free rice and flour? Non existent in French territory. If the infrastructure were to break down, Vancouver Island has three days worth of food, total. After one stormy day in Comox, the supermarket lineups were huge. Shows that many people don't even have two days worth of food on hand.
Break a mast, and have to sail under reduced jury rig, and spare food determines survival odds.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"