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Puddle Jump Provisioning


Steps to provisioning your boat for 6 months….

Step 1: Spend 3 hours browsing and pillaging the aisles of your local Costco. Fill up 2 cart loads, spend $2,000. CHECK

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Step 2: Dinghy said cartloads to and from the boat… about 8 times. Tire the dog out. CHECK

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Step 3: Pause, sigh, don’t freak out…. think about where the hell all the food is going to go. CHECK

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Step 4: Take all food out of cardboard packing (we’re in Mexico, where roaches are a problem!) and build a giant cardboard fort in the cockpit. CHECK

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Step 5: Condense all food even more by taking all out of its own packing, putting it into ziplocks…. and adding layers and layers of Bay Leaves to combat those pesky weevils.

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Step 6: Come to the realization that there’s no way in hell all the food is going to find a place to stow… make a run to Walmart for large plastic bins, and continue packing away the food… and even try to keep an inventory as you go. CHECK (kinda)

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Step 7: Succumb to your exhaustion… and give up to finish another week day.

 

 


Comments (2)

  1. Elaine

    Ahaha I love this step by step. You got this! You three are lovely and amazing. It’s great to see these updates about the details of your preparation. Xoxoxo

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  2. Wahkuna

    Superbe, I would love to get the list of food you packed to get an idea of proportion for three people. I hope you have a good crossing. Bon Voyage!

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