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AndieCat Nov 26, 2002 02:03 PM

I'm planning to go away for the weekend with some friends on a sailboat. It's going to be four of us, and it's going to be cold. There's a stove on the boat, but it's good only for re-heating, boiling water, etc. Thus we need to bring food already cooked. I was thinking some soup, bread, different kinds of cheese, fruit. What do you suggest I bring? Thank you for your ideas!

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    Kirk Nov 26, 2002 05:54 PM

    Not sure where you are going sailing, but I wouldn't recommend soup if it is going to be at all rough on the water. Soup has a tendency to slosh around on the stove and on the table. Something a little thicker and therefore more manageable in higher seas -- like a hearty beef stew or chili -- might make more sense. If you make beef stew, you can serve it over pre-cooked noodles stored in plastic bags and warmed up in boiling water. Take lots of crackers, too, in case you don't feel like eating too much if you catch my drift. Also, Dramamine is an essential companion on any sailing excursion. Stay warm, stay dry and have a great weekend!

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      Paul H Nov 26, 2002 11:04 PM

      This was GOOD advice. I was going to mention the crackers, but now see I don't have to.

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      JanieJ Nov 26, 2002 07:48 PM

      Have been sailing for 19 years and here's my advice. Bring along something simple for breakfast - coffee, muffins, bagels; sandwich items for lunch; and a dinghy to take you ashore for dinner at a nice waterfront restaurant. Nothing better to cap off a day of sailing, especially when it's cold. Have a great time!

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