Long expedition? What Cpn.Cook took for a 2 years voyage

Submitted: Friday, May 16, 2008 at 16:32
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Gearing up for your expedition? Interesting to note what Captain James Cook stocked on board his good ship Resolution for a two year voyage,Sun 21 June 1772,as he left port: 118 people: 60,000 ships biscuits*: 7,637 x 4lb pieces of salt beef: 15,274 x 2lb pcs salt pork: 19 tons beer: 642 gallons wine: 1,400 gallons spirits: 1,900 lbs suet: 3,102 lbs raisins: antiscorbutics to offset scurvy: 20,000 lbs sauerkraut, salted cabbage: portable broth: 30 gallons carrot marmalade..Daily ration per man: 1lb biscuits: as much beer as he could drink or a pint of wine or 1/2 pint brandy,rum or arrack and on Mondays 1/2lb butter: 10 oz cheese & as much boiled oarmeal or wheat as he could eat.Next day, 2 x four lb pcs beef or 1x four lb pc beef, 3 lbs flour, 1 lb raisens or 1/2lb suet. *Flour well kneaded with little water into flat cakes,slowly baked. 1/3 heavier than the grain it is made from. Lucky the government paid the bill.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:01

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:01
"19 tons beer: 642 gallons wine: 1,400 gallons spirits"...bugga!! missed out on good trip didnt we
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Follow Up By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 22:09

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 22:09
after sailing on the replica you did miss a great trip but I can say the few days when it was everything the same as in 1770 the food & wine was not great & if you did a Number 2 you had this rope with a fury end that you used to wipe & then you would throw it in the ocean & let it be dragged & Hopefully it got a good wash before the next person,you needed beer-wine-rum Great trip
regards Vince
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Reply By: Member - RockyOne - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 09:27

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 09:27
No good for me ship mates, I get sea sick real quick. Ok in lakes,rivers etc. Fine in planes large & small 'cept the front seat in a Tiger Moth. Guess I'd be ok in the rear seat & even better (for me) if I was 'driving' Once when I parachuted off a Moth 107 miles from Hughenden I asked my mate the pilot " How can you tell if you are on the strip (just a dozer blade wide) ?" He said" If you can see the strip you are off it, the high nose angle blocks out all vision on landing, take off"
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