Thursday, September 18, 2008

All the comforts of home...

Most people don't get the fact that living on a boat is a LONG way from camping, fact of the matter is if more people took the time to look at just how comfortable one can be on a boat with minimal but well designed space and systems we'd all be a lot better off.

To be honest though the hardest part for most people is the space thing...Most of us grew up in a lifestyle where space and lots of it as well as needful space for stuff ( lots and lots of stuff) is the cornerstone of what we do. George Carlin had a great bit he used to do on "Stuff" and a lot could be learned from simply listening to it from time to time especially when you have the urge to buy yet more..."STUFF"

Boats are a finite space...Just like the world and the sooner we get to the point where we understand that simple fact and embrace it we will all be a whole lot happier.

Of course embracing the finite space does not mean living in a cell and going without it simply means that if you think smart you can attain your comfort level by simply leaving out the stuff that does not work or really earn its keep.

For me eating well is a big part of the comfort level and a well designed and equipped galley is very much part of needful things on "So It Goes" but I am always looking for ways to improve and make my life easier while raising the comfort level bar at the same time... "Two Dudes, One Pan: Maximum Flavor from a Minimalist Kitchen" is just such a book and resource which you might want to check out...