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Re: Provisioning for Gunkholing and Voyaging on Small Light Displacement Sailboats

I guess it depends how worried you are about weight.

Iíve had more experience with backpacking provisioning than canoe / small boat, but thereís a lot of overlap.

When weight is your enemy you donít want to carry water. Dehydrated everything.

The problem with a lot of dehydrated foods is that they have low to no fat, and not only does fat taste good, but considering weight it gives you the most calories per pound.

So Iíll dehydrate lean ground beef and drain off any excess fat. When reconstituting it (for chili or stew) add olive oil. The olive oil gives you the flavor back and will store at room temp for a long time.

Salted butter will also stay good at room temp for a couple weeks.

Well cooked bacon is shelf stable for a week or so.

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