At other times we range through our sea stores, eating anything we like, cooked anyhow we like.
Another 'establishment' of the same period is that of November, 1686, for boatswains' and carpenters' sea stores.
Some of the meat we ate fresh, but the larger quantity was salted down for sea stores.
The sea stores up warmth when it absorbs the rays of the sun; it gives off warmth again when the cold season comes.
There, if I remember, we were about six weeks, consuming our sea stores and obliged to procure more.
The following list of sea stores is recommended as sufficient for a steerage passenger.
In every quarter people were seen busy in preparing quilted-cotton armour, making bread, and salting pork for sea stores.