Dear Cassie: Before the start of the race, I packed 15 weeks worth of food. It’s all packed in garbage bags, for easy distribution inside the boat. This system works well, since then, after a week of eating, I can put all the plastic or metal containers back into the same garbage bag. These then go in the stern part of the boat, and I keep them with me until I get back to land.

Question submitted by Cassie, Washington MO, USA