Christine Bigsby, a Krazy Coupon Lady and intrepid, soon-to-be sailor is preparing for a January 1st departure on a “Cruising” voyage with her husband.  The two twenty-somethings will be quitting their office-jobs, and leaving cold Maryland behind as they set sail for the Bahamas and beyond!  Their cruise continues as long as their provisions hold out!  Christine says, “every good sailor provisions”, but as we know, every good Krazy Coupon Lady stockpiles- so that’s exactly what Christine is doing!  The more stockpile she can get now, the longer she can lay out on her deck under the Caribbean sun.  Christine says she and her husband aren’t super picky, they just need cheap, compact foods that are easy to make without an oven!

“Cruising” by boat is a lifestyle that involves living for extended time on a boat while traveling from place to place for pleasure. Cruising generally refers to trips of a few days or more, and can extend to round-the-world voyages.

Christine wrote in to The Krazy Coupon Lady ask our stock-up prices for many of the foods she’s hoping to stockpile. Let’s help her out by sharing our stock-up prices and giving her other ideas for great, inexpensive, sea-worthy foods!

Here’s what Christine has on her list and my personal stock-up prices.  Please leave a comment here for Christine.  Let her know if you agree or disagree with these prices.  Let’s help Christine live out this dream!

Tuna  ($0.25 per can or less)
Ketchup ($0.50 or less.  Is often free during May-June)
Canned anything (a little vague, Christine, maybe $0.50 or less)
Boxed anything (this weeks stove top for 25 cents at target!)
Spam (I don’t know on this one!)
Soups ($0.50 or less for Progresso, Campbell’s, etc)
Juices that don’t require the fridge ($0.50 or less)
Dried milks or almond/ rice milk (rice dream $1.00 or less)
Snacks like chips, cookies, nuts (cookies and crackers, under $1.00/ nuts under $2.00)

Let Christine be a lesson to us all:  ANYONE can stockpile.  You don’t need a basement, a massive pantry, a 3-care garage or even a home in order to have a stockpile!  If Christine is stockpiling in her sailboat, all you ladies with small spaces can make it work too!