Awhile ago my Mom was out shopping and she spotted Hickory Farms gift boxes marked down 50%. We think they were Christmas left-over’s that were about to go out of date.
On Saturday we went to the store with the hopes of getting an even bigger discount. The boxes I wanted had 8 ounces of cryovac cheeses and two 7 ounce summer sausages for the marked down price of ten dollars a box. We wanted them for five. We ended up getting them for eight, which was still a very good deal. An eight ounce block of cheese is usually 2.50 at the store and sausage goes for just under 4.00.
Now I have nearly half the sausage I want for the trip and enough cheese for six resupplies. Tuna fish in water is buy one get one at the store right now. I want to pick up about a dozen packages. Ideally I want tuna in oil--more calories for the same weight. Maybe they will go on sale next.
All of my prep is on hold until Thursday. That will leave me a mere 12 days to finish everything. The idea sends a small bolt of panic through me.