Provisioning for Sailing an Ocean, [An Exact Sailboat Provisioning List] Patrick ChildressSailing#20

A New Headstay – that’s the project I’ve
been working on today and how to change the the headstay inside of a Profurl roller
furler. So far the hardest part of this whole job is to remove this
titanium bolt from the aluminum housing that also goes into this stainless steel
plate and into this nut that’s welded on the backside that took hours but right
now what I want to talk to you about is Provisioning for an Ocean Passage and
what could be better than to have a exact list of provisions that you will
need you can just go to the store you go down the list throw everything in the
grocery cart and before you know it you’re back on the boat ready to set
sail so let’s go down below where it’s a little quieter we have this big ship
making a lot of noise behind us and we’ll talk provisioning oh one other
thing if this video is good for you about provisioning at the end please
give it a thumbs up and subscribe. Lets go on down below. Hello I’m Patrick
Childress on Brick House. Rebecca’s out shopping right now so that gives me a
chance to spread out here in the main saloon and do this provisioning video
for you the most important part about this whole video is this three-page
provisioning list which is extremely accurate how I got this list was the
first time I ever did a boat delivery between New England and the Caribbean a
crew went with me down to the grocery store and every item that we put in the
grocery cart I wrote down on a list once we got to
the Caribbean anything that was left over I scratched off the list
after three more trips I developed this very accurate list which is good for six
people for twelve days at sea or two people for 36 days at sea
with very little left over at the end of this video I’ll tell you where to go
online so you can download this provisioning list, but rather than going
through the grocery store and just watching somebody throw a bunch of
things at a grocery cart I’m going to turn the camera around to the galley
where I have some food items set out and we’ll go through them item by item tell
you what to get what not to get and some things that can
cause your problems. Everything I’m going to say here comes from my own personal
experiences and observations but you might like jalapeno peppers I don’t I
might say that American beef is the best beef in the world and your experience
would suggest that well maybe Australian and South African is better but if you
have comments if you have disagreements or anything you want to add just write
it in the comments down below that could be a big benefit for everybody so let’s
get started. Now my experience is for provisioning are through the Caribbean,
Central America, and out across the Pacific all the way to Africa I don’t
know anything about provisioning in the Med. however I can tell you that once you
leave America that’s a very good chance that you’ll never see cheaper prices for
food anywhere else in the world even if you stock up in Key West which you think
is expensive wait till you get to Panama you would think things are cheap in
Panama because the local economy but all their canned goods and a lot of their
other items are imported from the US in Panama. However Panama is far cheaper
than anywhere else just about across the Pacific
Tahiti forget it… you really want to stock up in Panama and work your way
to an American associated island say like American Samoa where there again
you can find a very good variety and much lesser prices than anywhere else in
the Pacific. the other place to go for provisioning would be the island
nation of Palau which is a famous scuba diving destination food is a little
expensive there but you have a lot of variety and items that you won’t find
anywhere else in the Pacific. New Zealand has a lot of food that’s expensive
Australia’s outrageous so we really do try to stock up in the American
associated islands or before we leave the US. The one thing that Americans do
that hardly any other culture that I have seen does is refrigerate their eggs
just like these eggs are sitting out in the ambient temperatures in Mauritius,
you’ll find this same scenario across the Pacific. Their eggs will last about
four to six weeks just sitting out in the tropics sometimes the eggs are left
out in the Sun and you have to really be careful where you buy your eggs from
occasionally they sell eggs in grocery stores in individual cartons like this
plastic also in paper we try to stay away from the paper cartons because
there might be cockroach eggs in there and that’s not a great thing to have a
little baby cockroaches running around your boat. so we’ll save these plastic
ones we’ll wash them out and reuse them two four six eight ten it’s not like a
dozen in America they go metric in a lot of these other countries and we
refrigerate we have enough room to refrigerate maybe three cartons of eggs
and the rest of them just sit out and we’ll use the ones that sit out first so
like I say they’ll last four to six weeks just sitting out easily if you
want them to last longer you can take Vaseline and smear around each egg and
then put it in a carton that’s what they used to do long before most yachts had
refrigeration and they would last a couple of months that way you just need
to keep the air from penetrating through the egg shell.
Milk – once you leave America fresh milk is very difficult to find and would
be incredibly expensive so you learn to like powdered milk sometimes you see in
these other countries like in the Bahamas they’ll have reconstituted milk
in the refrigerated section that’s just powdered milk that’s been mixed for you
and chilled. You have to check different manufacturers of milk powder and some of
them mix easier with water than others let’s see Dairy Products Basic cheese – it’s not been
a big problem. butter that can be a little more difficult but what we do if
we’re really out in the boonies say like out in french polynesia somewhere
we’ll always have a backup can of butter and this says pure Creamery butter Mon-
tequila con Sal butter with salt and it’s actually made in New Zealand. New
Zealand is a big exporter of canned butter and in the Bahamas back in the
70s and 80s it was everywhere it’s a little more difficult now to find in the
Bahamas because they have such good refrigeration and power generators
in those far out islands they aren’t so far out anymore. Breakfast cereal
breakfast cereal is incredibly expensive in all of these other countries
cornflakes Weetabix and all that stuff and we just stay away from that Rebecca
still buys some Muselix from time to time and I would eat the whole box in
two morning’s but she can make it last a lot longer so it isn’t that bad
of an expense for us but I’ll buy oat meal and always get the instant oatmeal
the only difference between instant oatmeal and regular oatmeal is the size
of the flake the regular oatmeal is bigger the instant or quick fix oatmeal
has just more finely cut and ground so it cooks faster however once you meet a
lot of other cruisers out here they don’t bother cooking their oatmeal. They just put it in with their powdered milk in the morning mix in some raisins
some grated coconut and whatever else they want to make their own muesli the
thing with oatmeal is you don’t want to buy Chinese oatmeal don’t try to save
money Chinese oatmeal is full of weevils and
it may not look like it when you buy at the store but they will hatch out.
American and Australian oatmeal are certainly the best. I don’t know this for
a fact but I highly suspect that they have a heating process during their
packaging process that heats the oatmeal and fluffs it with very hot air to kill
any of the weevil eggs that are in the oatmeal it’s just a natural fact that
weevil eggs are in oatmeal, rice, flour, just any of those grain products
now this oatmeal ‘jungle oats’ – guess where that came from this is a new experiment
this from South Africa and so we’ll see how long it takes for any weevils to
grow in here hopefully it won’t ever happen but the thing you don’t want to
buy is oatmeal in a box and a box of does grow weevils they’ll be out of here
in no time crawling all over your boat it’s disgusting so in a bag at least
like this that is clear you can see the weevils growing and they will still gnaw
a hole out through the bag as they get thirsty and they will start looking for
water whether it’s condensation on the top of the galley or even I found a
bunch of weevils down in our sump pump in the main saloon so Oatmeal, stay
with the Australian or American brands don’t buy Chinese it’s terrible stuff. The weevils will see eat more than what you do Raisins to go in your oatmeal in the
morning you can buy raisins anywhere These were made in Australia and
you can also get the American made raisins no problem just about anywhere
in the world as long as we’re on the grains
this is flaxseed meal this is what I also put in my cereal in the morning
surprisingly you can find this Red Mill brand of grains in a lot of places
normally in the larger cities that are more westernized like Penang Malaysia or
a big city in Thailand that has a westernized grocery store so it’s not
everywhere as you cross the Pacific but it can be found
a lot of these things you don’t want to stock up too much especially like flour
flour and rice. now rice take a look at these weevils in this rice and I had
this bag of rice I saw that a couple weevils were growing in there so I sent
this whole bag out in the Sun all day and I even turned it over it was very
hot that day and I thought for sure that would have killed the weevils and the
eggs that might be hatching out and it didn’t. So yeah we lost a whole bag
of our rice to the weevils and the same thing will happen to flour so you don’t
want to over stock on flour or rice. get what you need and those are two very
easy to get commodities anywhere in the world there’s one other thing about
weevils and that information that I have been able to gather is it it doesn’t
harm anyone to eat weevil eggs or even the weevils themselves even if you
do it wrong so it’s kind of a disgusting thought but so it’s nothing to be too
concerned about so cook them up and once one source says just like a cow goes out
and eats grass and now you have protein to eat they say it’s the same with the
weevils no thanks the other thing is tapioca. tapioca I
always thought came in a box from this store and there are always a little
pearls like in this bag but actually tapioca is the root of the manioc plant
which grows throughout the tropics and natives will use that tuber to make
puddings and desserts it’s a thickener basically and it
doesn’t have any flavor unless you put coconut or something else in it so
this is the only packaged tapioca that I have seen outside of the United States and I
got this and they very out-of-the-way island of Rodrigues and where this is
made…this is made in Thailand! popcorn popcorn once you leave America
it’s all generic stuff unless again you get to an American associated island
where you can get the gourmet popping corn let’s see.
sugar. Sugars cheap wherever you go no problems at all so you don’t have to
stock up that much. Tea…tea is growing in so many places in Australia, Sri Lanka,
Malaysia don’t ever buy stock in a tea company I think those tea companies
those big big plantations they make more money off of giving tours and selling
t-shirts to tourists than what they do off of tea it’s a tough business now
coffee is a little different story here in Mauritius if you just go down and buy
a cup of coffee at the local cafe it’ll cost about three US dollars for just a
little shot glass size… incredibly expensive and it’s also the same in a
lot of other countries so stock up on coffee and when the Nescafe seemed to be
a popular one. Peanut butter – you can get pretty much anywhere the problem then
becomes jellies and jelly or we eat preserves so you
can still get the Smuckers and some of the other good American preserves just
about in any major city as we travel around the world but if you can’t get
what you’re looking for the French products are just equal or if not better
than some of those American preserves so even with these other products if you
can’t find the an Australian or American the French products are just as good
very good alternative. Pancake syrup don’t leave home without the maple
pancake syrup it is very difficult to find or extremely expensive to find
anywhere else in the world Sodas, Pepsi products, Coke products it’s all
cheap wherever you go no problem at all now weevils getting back to weevils
there are there is some information that says if you put bay leaves in a
container that will discourage weevils what that means I really don’t know how
do you discourage weevils does that keep them from catching out or certainly
they’re already in the products that you’re trying to protect but it’s worth
a try so if you take your Jungle Oats and put them in a big container with a
lid on it and you throw some bay leaves in there I guess that would be a good
experiment and see if it preserves your breakfast for you or your rice or your
flour of course cockroaches can be a big problem in some of these foreign
countries we had them once and what it takes to get rid of them and actually
ants as well it is boric acid this is an old label
you can’t really see it but it’s a white powder on the inside then you mix that
with sweetened condensed milk to make a thick paste and then once you do that
you just take it take that paste and put it up behind areas where the cockroaches
might crawl and it dries it stays there forever they come to eat the sweetness
in that sweetened condensed milk they ingest the boric acid and it
doesn’t take long to get rid of the whole infestation of ants
or cockroaches. Boric Acid even though it says acid, it’s really benign. They use this for eye wash. canned products say like if you’re in New Zealand you’ll see
a lot of canned Chinese imports and it’s disgusting stuff the only Chinese can
items that we’ll buy now from our failed experiences is maybe some cling peaches
or mandarin oranges I mean it’s the same sweet and kind of artificial colored
stuff that you buy in the US I mean how bad can you get. but we eat it like
desert. fresh produce you can get that pretty much anywhere say like an island
you can do a lot of trading. trading items they can be anything .clothes – I had
one man he just so desperately wanted some britches for his five-year-old son
and unfortunately I felt so bad for him that we didn’t have anything that small
so you can bring children’s clothes adults clothes swim masks, swim fins
anything that money would buy. I mean natives in a lot of these in
out-of-the-way places they need things they don’t necessarily need cash
they need the things that the cash would buy especially solar lights the solar
lights are a big deal now not just flashlights but something like this
movie light that I’m using this plugs in to a solar panel outside and this is
what a native would really want something that’s rechargeable rather
than using batteries another very unique thing that the
natives would like is a gig like this they’re cheap you can buy them in
America at most bait tackle stores and they would use this for either spearing
fish at night or even lobsters very hard to get in the outer islands. propane
propane tanks what we have on this boat is two backyard barbecue sized propane
tanks that you see everywhere in America those have gotten us by although they
did it get a bit rusty once we got down to New Zealand they used the same size
tanks with the same fittings so we’re able to trade it to our old rusty ones
for some very good new ones fully filled in the cost I think about $35 total for
each tank and since then I’ve been very careful any time we haul out I’ll sand
those tanks and prime them and paint them and keep them up we haven’t had too
much trouble filling them with propane only in Indonesia could it have been a
problem and we even bought special adapters so we could decant from one
larger tank to another to our own but we never really had to do that somehow we
always got by and so we have the connections to decant from another
propane tank but it hasn’t been an issue just yet. One backyard barbeque sized
tank will last us three months so we have a good six months supply of propane
on this boat. but with the propane we really don’t do
much baking because that uses up propane very quickly I might make some banana
bread once in a while and that’s about it we can be try not to bake too much
it’s just a tremendous use of propane we do have this other barbecue that we use
very rarely now it was kind of a unique thing when we first started out sailing
but I’ll use it now and then if we’re cooking fish or some chicken or maybe
some steaks and I really want to keep the odor outside of the boat of course
it just has to be a nice calm afternoon or evening to do that cooking because
the wind just blows out the flame so easily. oh I forgot to mention meat
products nowhere else in the world is there better beef than what you get in
the USA what other country can afford to feed their cattle corn and from what I
understand 80% of the corn grown in the u.s. goes to feeding cattle. Australia
would be the next best bet for quality of beef, but still it just falls short.
pork you can get pretty much anywhere except in some of the Muslim countries
like Indonesia. Malaysia you have to go to the Chinese section of town to get
pork and it’s available you just have to look around a little bit. chicken it’s
universal anywhere you can get chicken and it’s very inexpensive. water on the
boat fortunately I was able to go sailing
around the world back in the late 70s and early 80s long before reverse
osmosis watermakers were invented so that is my thinking now I just don’t
need a watermaker we do have an RO reverse osmosis water
maker on the boat but in 11 years we have never needed it
we don’t use it and I have tested the water in a number of places like right
here in Mauritius they come out of the faucet the total dissolved solids with
85 compared to over 200 parts per million for most RO watermakers
there’s no microbes in the water here the water I get out of a lot of these
faucets that docks at marinas is much better than what most yachts can make
with their RO systems but each to their own there’s a lot of people out cruising
around the world that don’t have water makers they catch rainwater you put a
little bleach in it a little sodium hypochlorite and you’re good to go so
that saves us a lot of maintenance a lot of amperage by not having a water maker.
well that’s about all that I can think of right now now have to get this
provisioning list go to where is brick house dot com and if it isn’t right there
when you open that page search for ‘provisioning list’ and that will come up.
Well I hope this video has been helpful for you and if it was please give it a
thumbs up at the end of this video and please SUBSCRIBE and if you have any
comments of items I should have been talking about please leave that
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100 thoughts on “Provisioning for Sailing an Ocean, [An Exact Sailboat Provisioning List] Patrick ChildressSailing#20

  1. Weevils thrive around plus thirty degrees Celsius and can service up to minus thirty degrees Celsius. I know the USA imports a lot of Chinese produce, personally I wouldn't buy it at all considering there is non to hardly any oversight on food quality but a huge business in chemical food additives and other chemical crop manipulation that creates carcinogenic chemicals to build up in the food chain and an endless corruption is letting these products go to market. If Americans sail on the east coast and visit Europe it's recommendable to buy food in the Netherlands and Germany, its high quality, free of GMO's and cheap. The Netherlands is the number one in food safety and affordability especially if you buy in bulk quantities. And it pays to look into other food markets like animal feed. For instance peeled sunflower seeds in the Netherlands can best be bought as animal feed in the pet stores, they come from the same packaging plants and have to adhere to the same quality qualifications as they do for human consumption but only costs about 5% of the supermarket price due to being marketed to the healthy foodies trends paying ridiculous prices to sprinkle sunflower seeds on their salads etc. but like I mentioned they come from the same source and are both equal in quality and cleanliness. Also milk powder can be made more appetizing by turning it into yogurt, they sell special warmed thermal flask like containers to make a yogurt out of milk powder by just adding a bit of the last batch of yogurt culture, and you can add it to the same breakfast cereals as you did with the milk. As for putting Vaseline on eggs, I would advice sunflower oil since Vaseline is a petrochemical product and I would never put it onto food.

  2. BTW the tinned butter is called Clarified butter, where the butterfat is separated from milk solids & water. It's heavily used out of Indian influenced countries (Indian grocery stores typically should have it … they call it Ghee) and its cheaper than buying clarified butter. It's shelf stable and is good for cooking/frying.

    Not that nice to spread on your bread though.

  3. thanks for the videom, I enjoy watching your vlogs as I find them so imformative. Im new to sailing and recently bought a 23ft Westerly Pageant with needs abit of tidying up, but thanks again for the content you put out for people like myself, Happy Sailing and wish you all the best for 2019

  4. You can kill off almost any bugs by repacking grains and cereals in mylar bags and using oxygen absorbers. I do this with my emergency food storage at home and never have any bug issues. The lack of oxygen is so effective it will 'kill' a grain like wheat grain so that it won't grow into a plant after packing that way. Give it a try.

  5. I have been to many countries during my military career and personal travel and I must agree with you that foods are the cheapest in the U.S. You may find local veggies and fruits cheaper in some other countries, but overall U.S prices and quality cannot be beaten.

  6. i don't normally do patreon donations. there are way too many sailing channels. but decided that you warrant a thank you for your educational entertainment. however. I don't see that you have a patreon account.

    for that, my hat is off to you, again. but unlike most channels, you have viable and useful information that is worth paying for.
    education is not cheap.

  7. with this food it does not make any sense you saying that Panamian people are more rich than US citizens so Panamian people can afford more ? it is poverty there and food is cheap unless you buying US product how the poor people would survive if prices are so high most of the are unemployed

  8. USA produces the best beef, what a joke!! Maybe if you like your steak with a side order of growth hormones. Cattle are not supposed to eat corn, they're supposed to eat grass. Best beef I've had is in New Zealand.

  9. One nice thing about buying grains, sugar, coffee, flour, etc… is the cost savings of buying in bulk, and if stored properly, can last a year or several years, pending the type of product & methods of storage.

     If you know what you tend to consume over the course of 6-12 months, then you can scale those items in larger food grade containers in deep storage…and then use smaller 1 quart & 1 pint containers for daily use, as refillable's. By utilizing this habit, you also prolong the life span of the bulk storage, since you're not re-oxygenating the product every time you open the container, thus slowing down oxidation & rancidity effects.

    By keeping smaller portions (a few days to a week supply) in small sealed containers, you also keep any invaders quarantined from infesting anything else, especially your home or vessel. Clear plastic or glass held into the light will generally cause newly hatched parasites to reach for the light, and become visible on the sides of the container when examined in the light. If you see the infestation, you can eliminate that isolated chamber & spare your other food supply & vessel, thus minimizing any need for chemicals…especially important w/ pets.

    Chinese take-out soup containers work great because they are cheap, rigid, flexible & stack-able, taking up little space…and w/ a roll of tape & a sharpie marker, you can re-label any container at any time. Acrylic containers can work well w/ the air-lock lids, but can prove dangerous like glass if you should drop it. Polymer dog food storage bin containers can also be a great option ( a safe within a safe), since you can get many different sizes & some even have wheels…great for multiple items, offering another layer of protection from parasites, decomposition, oxidation, and humidity.

    As far as corn or grain fed beef, pork, chicken, etc… That was old school logic imposed by special interests back in the 70's, 80's and even prior. We've since learned about the problems associated with GMO's, Glyphosate, effects of hormone's added, etc. Grass fed, free range is considered ideal, if you can afford it. It's a deep rabbit hole, but so is corruption…Interesting parallel between that world & living the sea (or freedom) life w/ options.

  10. I use Food Saver vacuum sealer, and I never have a problem with insects in my dry goods. It's worth investing in a machine, canisters, and a few rolls of vacuum bags. It also protects from oxidation degradation, and extends food life significantly for dry goods and also refrigerated food that I keep in the vacuum canisters. They last several fold longer in the refrigerator.

  11. How about a video on storing fresh foods and how to keep them for a long time. We have found cabbage last a really long time.

  12. An old cruiser's trick for dealing with weevils was to store the rice/flour/whatever in sealable containers into which they put a few pieces of dry ice. As it melts, the CO2 levels in the container rise, and it kills the little buggers. It's essentially the same reason that using oxygen absorbers or vacuum sealers works. Without oxygen, the weevils die.

  13. The link in the description for downloading the list is broken (it takes you to the right page, but the 'give us your email and we'll send you a copy' gadget doesn't work).
    In the meantime, the link on this page works.

  14. My wife has a couple of quetions. Can you find margarine in exotic ports, but not butter? We normally use margarine. She also wears contacts, so she wonders if they have a saline solution for washing here contacts. Would you be so kind as to tell me more about that solar light that you showed quickly.

  15. Grass fed beef is far supperior to corn fed beef. I had relatives attend University in the US and they disliked the beef and cheese in the US. From my experiences in the US I agree with them. Perhaps we prefer what we grow up eating. Our preferences are conditioned.

  16. Extra dry air as it comes from a dive compressor could help conserving food in sealed containers and it's easy to source, especially when you have a compressor on board. May not impress the weevils though.

  17. Well Patrick, for a man with a Scottish surname you have a bit to learn about what "good beef" is!

    I'd imagine you've heard of "Angus" cattle… the best beef cattle on the planet? Well as you should know, Angus is the name of a Scottish county (itself named after legendary king Aongus MacFergus). Angus is situated on the east coast of Scotland next to Aberdeenshire, where the temperate ocean climate gives the coastal heathland some of the richest grassland in the northern hemisphere and produces the absolutely best organic grazing for beef cattle, which the world knows as "Aberdeen-Angus".

    The cool climate also produces the cleanest oats on the planet. "Scotts Porridge Oats" being the original and best rolled oats on the market. All the beef you see marketed as "Angus" is playing pretention to true "Aberdeen-Angus" beef. There is no substitute and French restaurants pay handsomely for it.

    So if you want to speak of "best beef or oats", talk Scottish. You can keep your chemically-fed, antibiotic- poisoned American plastic.

  18. Thank you for the very informative videos. I will put some of your tips and innovations into practice on my Shearwater 39. I am based in Durban and do a lot of single handed sailing on the East coast between Durban and Capetown.

  19. Hi,
    I found your channel yesterday and have already gone through a few of your videos.
    Although the fotage and video editing skills may need a little improvement to be up to par to some of the other channels out there the information and knowledge, tips and trix you share is realy great so I deceided to subscribe to your channel.

    Some advice on things to make videos about.
    – More advises.
    – More of letting us know risks and their solutions.
    – In one video you told us we will see more about the nav station later.
    – Really intersted to see how you deal with SSB and antenna. Do you do amatuer radio. Do you use it for downloading weather data?
    – Talk about the different countries you visit/ed and little perks about each country and harbours. How to deal with bureacracy, customs etc.

    Cheers from Sweden.

  20. I've heard ppl say they
    vaccum pack any grain/flour etc. Supposedly keeps the eggs from hatching. Also,
    Always remove the labels from all cans, (in the bilge) especially the glue that's used to stick them on with. This serves two purposes..
    1.) If water gets in the bilge, the labels will make a big mess to muck out!
    2.)This also prevents cockroaches or other vermin from invading your boat.
    Just simply write the contents on the top of the can with a sharpie marker and remove the label, paying close attention to the glue seam.
    Keep up the great job! Very good information!
    ⛵ 😃 ❤

  21. If sugar is so cheap and easy to obtain why don’t you make your own syrup from brown sugar and maple flavoring?

  22. Jelly! Buy powdered pectin. Any fruit can be turned into jelly in 15 min in microwave owen. Good to use sugar free sweeteners like Splenda.

  23. One thing on the eggs – once refrigerated they need to be kept refrigerated so keep that in mind when you purchase. Also most condiments (ketchup mustard etc) do not need to be refrigerated. Have to check with my wife but I think it's the same for mayonnaise.
    I am a fan of RO water. We just found the water quality to variable in the Caribbean. Nice to have provided your energy management can handle it as they are energy hoggs.
    Great video and lots of good ideas in the comments. Keep em coming peeps!

  24. Aussie beef is amazing, especially the beef from Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands. As good or better than Texan beef for sure.

  25. I think those bugs are positivly we-vil…………………………………………………….. Btw Scotts porrige oats are the best.

  26. I would definitely include walnuts, dried fruit and dried legumes. Lentils can germinate in a glass jar , they're a excellent source of live protein.

  27. Why do you have to keep putting music on top of everything? It's hard enough to understand what you're saying but everybody keeps putting this crappy music on everything

  28. Another great bid Patrick! Thanks for the excellent information. One video tip? If I may? Always think lighting lighting lighting. In the opening the sun was behind you.

  29. I've tried sticking my flour and rice in the microwave to kill off the bugs that come with the product. Microwave it and then transfer it to a hard sided container with a lid. Since the flour and rice doesn't contain much moisture so the microwaves primarily heat up the bug eggs and bodies.

  30. Pretty sure Canada has the best beef no hormones they don't feed our cows animal protein no steroids etc.. very strick here only recently has they lower quality beef from USA been permitted into the country. Besides Canada has unlimited grain and corn which of course exports to the USA minus the steroids and hormones of course

  31. Hello Patrick!. Wait until you reach Tierra del Fuego (Ushuaia) and you'll taste the best beef in the world, the Argentinian hahahaha. Cheers from Buenos Aires

  32. Patrick if you get an infestation of weevils like you showed in the rice you can kill the weevils and the eggs by freezing them for three days. This is also a good way of prepping grain products if you have the time and freezing capacity. Buy the grain products early re- bag and freeze for three days then whatever bugs and eggs were present are now a protein supplement.

    Before modern refrigeration it was very common to find bay leaves in many grained food. However Bay Leaves are not a fail safe solution whilst the scent is not liked by weevils, cockroaches etc etc it is not strong enough to repel them. It was used as it was a better than nothing option.

    Bay leaves are really good at repelling flies, moths and mosquitos. Whilst this is not normally a problem on a sail boat they can be when docked in some parts of the world. Especially if you have to travel up river or the anchorage is very well sheltered. It does not have to be a third world country, beautiful Florida sunsets are not so special when you feel that you are nothing more than a buffet or Hell on Earth summer in Scotland when the midges are out. The summer midges in Scotland have to be experienced to be believed. Florida might make you feel like a Buffet table but the midges in Scotland make you feel like you have fallen into a lake full of piranhas They are impervious to all repellents, but not Bay Leaves.

  33. There you go Walmart. You have super centers, on every other corner in America. It's time to start building floating super centers.

  34. Eggs….the US, Australia, and Japan wash their eggs which removes all the poop but also removes the protective membrane. That's why eggs in those counties are commercially sold refrigerated

  35. Just to clear, Uruguay meet is the best in the world hands down and you can say what ever you like pound per pound there is no better beef in the world.

  36. This is how I store rice: Buy a big bag, and put it into individual small water bottles. (clean and dry well) Set the water bottles away from any breeze, and put a small piece of dry ice in each bottle. Once the dry ice melts the bottle will be full of CO2 because CO2 is heavier than air. Tightly cap each bottle. If you do get a bug in any of the bottles the CO2 will likely kill it, and regardless – at worst you only lose a bottle or two of rice, and not your whole supply.

  37. hi. just came by your channel.
    i am an aussie. i live in qweensland.
    All over is expensive and one of the resons is the primery producee has no subs from the goverment. if that changes maybe the cpi cost of living index may go down but unlikey. Another thing is australia is the most tax on everything full 10% at present the goverment had considerd putting that up as well. Well thats about all i can tell you.

  38. Gossner Foods makes a whole milk that has a 10 – 11 month shelf life in 1 quart "box".  Available at Dollar Tree stores for $1.  The whole milk is good and only has a very small "after taste" but in cereal is completely unnoticed.

  39. Baxia Solar Powered Motion Sensor lights make for excellent boat security and boarding assist lights.  There are 28 and 100 LED units.  They cost $6- $8 each and are available from Amazon.

  40. Or use honey instead of maple syrup!

    If ever you pass by the Philippines, I also recommend coco nectar (tastes like honey and tamarind) which can also serve as daily vitamin (rich in amino acids). Hypoallergenic too.

  41. Thanks for the Provisioning List. I was able to save it when I clicked on the pdf after loading from:

  42. As a former cattle farmer, I’ve always preferred grass fed beef, but if all you’ve ever had is grain fed beef, such as is very common in the US, you mightn’t appreciate the taste of grass fed. Grain feeding will often marble the fat through the meat which can make it more tender, but grass fed doesn’t have to be tough, isn’t as fatty and for mine, tastes way better. I think the beef in South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and South America is all great.

  43. lol australian beef is the best nearly all of it is free range grass fed. no hormones no feedlot cattle. in terms of gourmet beef it has to be japanese wagyu but we grow that in aus too.

  44. Question 1: Since you are using powdered milk, wouldn't it also make sense to use powdered eggs too?
    Question 2: Because soda pop is so bad for you and dehydrating, why carry it on board? Is there some special use?
    Question 3: Isn't canned food overall better, safer and more economical for ocean sailing, instead of bagged items?
    Question 4: You seem "light" on spices: is there a reason for this?
    Question 5: Would it be better to use packets of condiments instead of large 32 oz bottles?

    I downloaded your list. Thank you.

  45. Nothing very useful. The real content is "how to eat American food, when abroad". But the issue is "why eat American junk food, when the world is full of better food…".

  46. Just a quick FYI, no offense, but rolled oats (the "regular" oatmeal you refer to) is substantially better for diabetics or borderline diabetic folks- or all of us really – as it has a lower glycemic index (55, or low impact for rolled oats and 66, or medium impact for instant). Of course, steel cut oats is the best health wise, but that takes 4x more fuel than rolled oats, and 20x more fuel than instant. Have a good one, thanks for the ideas 🙂

  47. Great video. Just a few thoughts based on my experiences:-
    – weevils and another insect called pantry moth both die in the freezer. It kills eggs also. I take my cereals grains and flour packets and transfer to screw top plastic containers, then place them in the freezer for 24 hours. They don't all fit at once so I rotate them through until all have been treated. The containers keep other bugs out.
    – Australia has fantastic fresh and processed food in the less remote southern parts of the east and west coast. Fresh fish is expensive. Wine is cheap. The cost of most everything else s quite acceptable. No problem getting tapioca if you are keen on that stuff
    – NZ has fantastic fresh food but can be more expensive than OZ for non dairy processed products. Good wines also. However, it all turns on what you are looking for.
    – Fiji is fantastic for fresh fruit and veg but the quality of meat is low and the price is high. Fish is cheap on the other hand. Anything processed except beer seems to be more expensive than NZ or OZ.
    – Papua is similar to Fiji in terms of range and quality.

  48. to avoid weevils in grains, rice , flour. etc FReeze them first and then put them away . I see many eating fresh caught fish but I saw a documentary about fish and it showed that with the fish lying flat against a light you can see the worms that you would take off. The best thing to do to avoid eating worms from fish is again to freeze it , as soon as you have processed it , keep it cool in cold , ice water ( put a frozen small bottle of water to cool it down if you have no ice and then dry it, put it in a baggie, soak the bottom of the bag in water to get the air out and seal it, freeze it. Eat it after its been frozen, it will still be fresh and you will be the better for it. And always wash your rice or like grains until it washes out clean …I soak and then wash it, not too long, use less water when cooking so it doesnt get pasty…

  49. The big thing with beef is how long its hung after slaughter. This makes the meat tender and a better flavor. US and Scotland hand their beef around 20 days. Other countries hang theirs for a shorter period.

  50. Have you ever watched a video on provisioning for any of the cross country trails in the US. There are many good sources on how to make the most of weight/space vs taste. A hiker will cut their toothbrush handle in half to save space. They have to plan for long stretches without resupply so their use of dehydrated, shelf-stable items is outstanding. This is just a thought……

  51. Great tips on provisioning Patrick! Do you remove the paper off the cans and label the contents in order to toss the paper and allow storage in bilge areas? How about washing and dipping all the fresh produce in fresh water with a little bit of bleach to remove bugs and potential pathogens. I have seen that done in another sailing channel (Delos) and by commentors on some other sailing channels and it seems to make good sense. Do you also store some of the products such as rice, flour, and oats in air tight containers to prevent weevil migration? I guess it depends on the space you have available and the size of containers. Great comment below by other viewers as well. Fair Winds Patrick and Rebecca.

  52. Patrick, I have a lot of respect for your commitment to excellence. It shows in everything that you do and in the making of your videos. On another point, regarding the larva and/or bugs that can be found in the food that you mentioned, they can also be killed by freezing them. Not all yachts have freezers but those that do can freeze the food for several hours / over night and the eggs/bugs will be killed. Feed stores in the US often freeze bagged dog food at the store when it is received, before putting it in the shelf for sale. otherwise they get tons of moths flying in the store.

    Be safe,


  53. weevils can be killed in any grain/flour by freezing it for a few days. i know this option is not available to most cruisers, but it does work. keep it air tight and freeze it for 3+ days.

  54. The diet is pretty USA and Western centric. I suspect it is expensive to insist on USA cuisine in foreign regions…and vis versa. 😉

  55. Great video but I disagree regarding the US having the best beef. the vast majority of cows in this country are fed gmo corn or soy.

  56. Million thanks!!!! Just found your channel and I love it! Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge 🙏❤️!!!

  57. Superb channel! Just discovered you a couple of days ago, and I've been bingeing ever since. So informative — and enjoyable! I am learning so much. Many thanks indeed!

  58. Oats! One of my favorite foods and I happen to know a lot about them, so I noticed you made a couple mistakes. All of the "oatmeal" you are talking about seems to be "rolled oats" (flat flakes). You can also get cut oats which are not cooked (which take a very long time to fully cook. I don't know how long, I was never patient enough) or stuff that is milled small enough that it is closer to flour than pieces or flakes. Rolled oats are all slightly cooked (which should kill the weevils, more on that in a second) in order to soften them and remove the husk and they are squished flat. If they are properly labeled: "instant" oats were fully cooked and then dried again and they are a lot more powdery, "quick" oats were cut into small pieces and then steamed and flattened into what looks like rolled oats that were broken into small pieces, and normal ones are full oats that were just squished flat. Rolled oats are cooked and shouldn't have weevils in them. The weevils you encountered were probably introduced at some point after they were cooked (probably inside the same factory, or other subsequent packaging or storage facility that processes both sanitized and uninitialized products in the same facility, where insufficient safeguards to prevent contamination were used). Before I posted I did take a moment to find a good source you can peek at so you know I'm not just making this up:

    Also good to mention is that Oats can get rare/expensive in different parts of the world. In India I had to switch from oat porridge to raggi porridge made from flour for my breakfasts. Probably healthier and tastier, but a lot more work to cook it. I like to just pour boiling hot water on rolled oats and eat it as soon as it is cold enough to eat. If you use instant or quick oats at least some stirring is necessary. If using raggi flour you have to stir it in could water first or it just clumps up.

    As for the weevils, just cook them and eat them before they get too out of control. They are good for you. Stopping weevils from hatching? I don't know of any good techniques for that either. Keep it cold enough and they shouldn't hatch, but that is hardly useful advice. If I found a brand with lots of weevils I would be concerned that the weevils are probably not the only contamination…

  59. Hi,
    Firstly can I say there seems to be a theme with your videos, USA, what is the question. I would though agree that US food can be the least expensive around, there is normally a reason for this. US husbandry care for it’s beef heard is some of the worst in the world, they are kept in stockades and feed corn, which is not natural diet for cattle. BTW corn fed beef goes rancid very quickly, there is a reason good chefs use grass fed cattle for their aged steaks. US food also does not the consumer protections that EU food does.
    Another interesting fact is that eggs in the US are both washed and chilled both of which would not be allowed in the EU, it increases the chances of germs and although could be said to decrease salmonella, this is not applicable because in the EU their flock has been free of salmonella for over a decade. Same applies to washing chicken in Chlorine, EU chicken doesn’t need it because they are kept better, and so avoid the carcinogenic effect of chlorine. This is just to highlight a couple of examples.
    The philosophy of the US seems to be to produce food as cheaply as possible and the use chemicals and drugs to overcome any issues.

  60. I caught a glimpse of your spice rack in another video and there are way more spices on it than there are on your shopping list. What is on your spice rack and why? We had to work really hard to get our spice collection down to 14 (below). It seems like we should get rid of a few more, but it's getting much harder part with them (we used to keep 30+ herbs and spices stocked).

    Black Pepper

    Chili powder





    Garlic powder

    Kräuter de Provence
    (herb mix)
    Parsley flakes

    Nutmeg powder

    Curry powder

    Lemon Grass

    Garam Masala

  61. Thank you for making this video. I have watched many and this one by far is more informative than any others. I have never sailed before but it's been a dream of mine my whole life. So I watch and learn all I can before making the jump. Thank you

  62. Sorry to tell you Patrick, but the best beefs in the world are not from the USA, and not even from Austrália… The best beefs in the world are the Brazilians, and the most healthy and delicious food is the Mediterranean food, coz we eat fish, meat, and vegetebles on the same porpotions… i can tell you, thank God the culture of the fast food is not to much a big problem here, even if we have those mac donalds, kfc, pizza hut, etc, in every corners… i found your channel 2 days ago, and you explain very important details for all who need to understand what is really need to make this journeys! Congratulations from Portugal, my friend, and good wind's!!!

  63. Great video, Patrick.
    For those sailing in Australian waters and putting into Australian ports, here are my provisioning tips:
    1. Beef and lamb have become very expensive because they have been enduring the worst drought since European settlement. Having said that, no fresh meat or fruit products are allowed into Australia from overseas. When you declare your arrival to Border Protection you will have to hand over any meat and fresh fruit. Stock up when you are there.
    2. Coffee…Australians detest instant coffee. You can buy it, like Nescafe, but its expensive. They make fresh coffee at home and not the filter type. They make their coffee with a plunger or Espresso machine. You will never be served filtered and brewed coffee, even at McDonalds.
    3. Oats. If you ever find a weevil in Australian rice or oats, it would make the 6pm news.
    4. Milk. UHT milk can be bought in 250ml to 2lt packs. It lasts for a year. No need for powdered milk which is not readily available in big packets anyway.
    5. You can buy just about any fruit or vegetable in a can in Australia. Buy the local brands like Golden Circle or Edgells and support the drought striken farmers.
    6. Fresh fruit and vegetables are plentiful and cheap. You can often find local farmers markets in regional coastal settlements and centres.
    7. Anything that comes in a box with Kellogs on it like in the USA, can be bought at an Australian supermarket. The ingredients will be local. The same goes for Kraft or Heinz.
    8. Maple Syrup…the real stuff from Canada or the USA will cost up to $10 for a small bottle. They do have maple (flavoured) syrup which is cheap. Tastes the same to me.
    9. Marina fees in the big cities and larger coastal centres are expensive. Marina managed moorings are not cheap either because the demand is high.
    10. Fuel. Diesel and Unleaded ranges from $1.60 a litre at a servo to $2.40 at a Marina. More in remoter areas. Its the first thing Americans notice when they fill up the rental car or the boat fuel tank.
    Some of the prices of groceries seem expensive compared to the USA, but remember, the Australian dollar is only worth US$0.68. Also lower skilled wages are much higher than in the USA. A checkout chick in an Australian supermarket would be on $21-25ph plus overtime and casual loading of 10%. If you plan to get some local work, wages are strictly regulated. The minimum hourly rate for any job is just under $20ph for permanent work. Mostly its much higher than that. Lower than that, the boss goes to jail. For casual work, you add 10%. You are paid overtime rates over 37.5 hours in a week or over 7.5 hours in a day. There are additional loadings for evening, late night and weekend work. You get 4 weeks paid annual leave a year and 10 days sick pay. None of this is negotiable. Don't fall for the "cash in hand" job offer. Its illegal. No deductions can be taken out for accommodation or meals provided.

  64. As usual I always learn so much from this channel! I cant stand the reality show type atmosphere of many of the other sailing channels….this one, it rocks…Good job Mr. Patrick Childress

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