Preparing to Cross an Ocean - PROVISIONS (Dec. 25, 2018)

We’ve been in Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain in the Canary Islands since December 7, 2018 making all kinds of preparations for our Atlantic Crossing. We had intended to depart a few days ago and visit Tenerife, one of the other islands in the Canaries.  But due to weather and continued preparations, our plans were delayed. Now, we plan to set sail today and head straight to Cape Verde.  This is an 8- to 9-day voyage covering approximately 970 nautical miles. 

 Once in Cape Verde, we will make final preparations to cross the Atlantic Ocean into Barbados!

 We recently had a live passage briefing and Q&A. You can watch the REPLAY by following this link. In that broadcast, we answered all kinds of questions about the crossing - including whether we will fish, what scares us, how we navigate the trade winds, horse latitudes, how we will communicate while at sea and much more! We also promised to post our full list of provisions (so far) for the crossing. Please keep in mind that this is our list of mostly food and drink items. This does not include things like diesel fuel, butane for the stove, emergency supplies, equipment, spare parts, etc., for our vessel. Our entire bow cabin is now a pantry/closet and all the bilges and lockers are FULL to the brim!

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Water

200L tank

113.5L in bottles and canisters in the bilges

30L in water cannisters on the deck

8 - 5L jugs water in bilge

16 - 1.5L bottles water in bilge

17 small bottles sparkling water in bow

3 - 1.5L square bottles water in galley locker

4 - 1.5L bottles water regular in bow

23 - 1.5 L bottles water regular in main bilge

120L (15 -8L jugs water) in stern

28.5 L of bottles In stern


Drinks

4 large bottles 1.5L lemonade

3 bottles Sprite

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2 cans Sprite

8 bottles Fanta

11 bottles Coca Cola

6 1.5L bottles Ginger Ale

16 2L bottles Coca-Cola

8 2L bottles Fanta 

8 mini bottles champagne 

 

Pasta/Rice/Oatmeal

4 pkgs Spaghetti

7 pkgs corkscrew pasta

2 pkg penne pasta

1 pkg elbow macaroni 

2pkgs veggie pasta

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4 pkgs instant pasta meals

8 cans/pkgs pasta sauce

6 jars bolognaise 

3 pkgs Milch Reis

3 pkgs white rice

2 pkgs oatmeal

 

Bread

4 cans canned bread 

1 box cake mix

4 bags hard bread

1 Stollen

 

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Fruit

27 oranges

10 green apples

9 red apples

5 bananas

2 cans pineapple

1 can fruit cocktail

2 pkgs applesauce

 

Vegetables

20 potatoes

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9 onions

2 cans carrots

2 cans green beans

1 can peas

1 can peas/carrots 

6 small cans peas

17 small cans corn

20 small cans mushrooms

14 cans black olives 

6 cans green olives

1 jar rot kraut 

3 pkgs instant mashed potatoes

2 boxes instant potatoes

 

Dairy

4 blocks cheese

64 eggs

17 boxes milk 

 

Soup

1 jar broth

2 cans goulashsuppe

2 cans tomato soup

2 large cans stew

21 pkgs instant soup (single serving)

6 pkgs instant soup (3 servings each)

 

Meat

7 packs bacon chunks

2 cans canned meat

7 jars weinerwurst 

2 giant cans bockwurst 

21 cans tuna

6 cans sardines

3 smoked salami

Nuts

1 can chestnuts

10 bags peanuts

 

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Crackers

3 pkgs tasteless crackers

5 tub small crackers

2 sleeves toast crackers

6 packages snack crackers

4 sleeves TUCS crackers

14packs saltines 

I box digestive crackers 

16 sleeves salad crackers 

14 sleeves wheat saltines 

 

Cookies

11 sleeves square cookies

6 sleeves butter cookies

1 sleeve golden Oreos

4 sleeves cookies

2 tins sugar cookies

Box cookies 

2 pkgs spiced biscuits

 

Chips

11 cans Pringles 

 

Cereal

5 lg boxes corn flakes 

64 cereal bars 

7 bags granola cereal 

 

Coffee/Tea/Sugar

2 boxes sugar cubes

3 pkgs brown sugar 

1 can hot chocolate mix

300 tea bags

2 pkgs fresh coffee (for percolator)

1 jar decaf wheat instant coffee

4 jars instant coffee

I pkg white sugar

2 jars whitener/creamer

 

Cooking

2 bottles cooking oil

3 pkgs flour

1 jar Oregano

1 jar parsley

4 jars rosemary 

1 jar cinnamon

 

Condiments

1 bottle ketchup

1 jar hazelnut/vanilla sauce

1 jar Nutella

1 jar hazelnut cream

5 jars peanut butter

2 bottles honey

2 jars leberwurst 

2 jars pesto

I jar marmalade 

 

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Candy

2 pkgs chewing gum

4 pkgs gummy bears

6 bags Werthers

2 bags honey lemon drops

2 tubs gummy bears 

12 chocolate bars

 

Dogs

6 large bags dog food

11 bags dog treats 

 

Paper Supplies

3 rolls paper towels

22 rolls toilet paper

14 pkgs Kleenex

I roll aluminum foil

100 large zip locs

80 small zip locs