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How to Provision for an Ocean Crossing (or a Pandemic…)

written by Terysa March 23, 2020

Welcome to our second Boat Life podcast!

This week Terysa is back and we’re discussing a topic we have been asked about a lot recently: how do you provision for an ocean crossing? Or, perhaps more to the point, a global pandemic….

There’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to provision- after all, it’s just about buying a LOT of food and supplies and trying not to run out- but there are definitely some tips and tricks we’ve picked up during our five years of living on a boat and doing two ocean crossings, as well as many shorter offshore passages.

So give this a listen and let us know what you think in the comments!

Nick & Terysa

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Linda Brenizer March 24, 2020 at 1:55 am

Thank you so much. Social distancing is important and we follow it here at the apt bldg. Sanitize all the time and do not go out if can avoid it. Blessings. Linda Eatong Brenizer.

Terysa March 24, 2020 at 5:13 pm

Thankyou Linda!

jacqui hida March 24, 2020 at 4:13 am

great podcast with some useful tips. we are getting ready to set sail in our catamaran to cruise eastern Australia. not the best of situations to try and provision , but I know we will never be too far away from civilisation to be able to buy food and ‘stuff! we are also Keto, which makes things a little more challenging, but hope to supplement our diet with some freshly caught fish. Hence, im using this time to learn how to fish. im studying books and you tube and practising from our docked boat…and hope to have some silky skills by the first week of April.

Curt March 24, 2020 at 1:50 pm

Please, also learn to dispatch them properly as well. No doubt large fish flop with much greater strength, but alcohol and beating them about the head is not the way to go. Simply lay the bugger down with your gaff (if flopping around) and step on the meaty part of the tail. Gently slide your fillet knife into the topside (back of head) just behind the eyes at about a 45 degree angle. Quickest and most humane way πŸ‘

Michael Addison March 24, 2020 at 6:35 am

Enjoyed the podcast on provisioning.
May I request / suggest a future subject for a podcast on “how to stock a medical kit for cruising” (medical and dental). Given your previous careers I would appreciate your thoughts.
Also, have you seen the new Balance 442 πŸ˜‰ it seems to have many of the features your might like.
Keep up the great work.

Terysa March 24, 2020 at 5:13 pm

Thanks for the suggestion Michael 😊

larry A kulesha March 24, 2020 at 2:13 pm

I love all your stuff, How about a video feed for all the podcasts. Really enjoy the banter and can tell you two really love each other. You guys are always bang on with whatever you two do. Congrats on the new Ruby Rose 2.

Terysa March 24, 2020 at 5:12 pm

Thanks Larry! We are going to start videoing the podcasts as well and publishing on YouTube so we can give some visual information where that’s necessary. 😊

Kelly Pinsent March 27, 2020 at 9:59 pm

Amazing podcast…. as usual. I make my own homemade pancakes or turn them into cookies if I bake them. Great healthy snack. Mix Together: oat and whole wheat flour, protein flapjack mix, baking soda, a pinch of salt Terysa, cinnamon, nutmeg, chia, pumpkin and other seeds of choice, mixed crushed nuts (I prefer walnuts) and raisins.
Lemon and orange zest, chopped fresh orange and keep that juice, 2 whole eggs and 2 whites…. add to dry ingredients… may need to add a little water maybe some pineapple juice. I never measure anything. Cook as pancakes or bake as cookies. Excellent with a cup of tea or coffee…or wine!!! Loads of nutrition and all natural sugar…

rose daniels March 28, 2020 at 8:10 pm

thanks for the Info and idea’s, here in Michigan USA we are also staying in and trying not to go nuts. one good thing about staying in is watching your videos and listening to the pod casts. you two make me laugh and it brightens my day. so thank you.


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