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Old 08-12-2017, 04:43 PM
 
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Would it be good to purchase food items and put them on the barge? Things that would be expensive there?
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:27 PM
 
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Would it be good to purchase food items and put them on the barge? Things that would be expensive there?
Yes, make a Costco run and load it up.

https://m.costco.com/warehouse-locat...wila-wa-6.html
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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Would it be good to purchase food items and put them on the barge? Things that would be expensive there?
Your vehicle is allowed gross weight which can be found on the inside of your door. If you ship your car empty, which is well below gross weight, it still costs the same. Fill that sucker up. Can only have a small amount of gas, but don't overlook cleaning supplies that will be expensive.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:45 AM
 
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Ah, do you really come ahead loading down the car with processed non perishable foods on a place with regular ferry service like Sitka? Maybe a little bit, but I doubt it would be worth the trouble.

I'm always a big fan of selling everything and coming up with as little as possible. Except for cash, as much as possible of that.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:56 AM
 
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Ah, do you really come ahead loading down the car with processed non perishable foods on a place with regular ferry service like Sitka? Maybe a little bit, but I doubt it would be worth the trouble.

I'm always a big fan of selling everything and coming up with as little as possible. Except for cash, as much as possible of that.
You'd be surprised. But the ferry does change things. I know for us, we came out way ahead. Like $5k ahead. Of Course we Don't have the ferry though.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:34 PM
 
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^$5k ahead would be worth it for sure. I just think it would be a bit of a hassle to show up somewhere with a bunch of food. I still would personally fill my car with all my personal goods and just buy the food locally as I need it.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:37 PM
 
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^$5k ahead would be worth it for sure. I just think it would be a bit of a hassle to show up somewhere with a bunch of food. I still would personally fill my car with all my personal goods and just buy the food locally as I need it.
You haven't priced bush food yet have you? Lol

I'm just not sure how Sitka prices are, but if they are comparable to other locations, food is a good choice. We did lots of dry goods and a freezer and cleaning supplies. That was our big things.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:03 PM
 
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SE prices aren't as high as in the bush. Still, it can't hurt to do a Costco run if your car's going to be on the barge anyway.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:43 PM
 
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Never been to a bush grocery store, the prices on the road system are high enough for me.

With an otherwise empty car, I see the point of bringing as much food as possible. It just seems the car would be filled to the brim with clothes and whatever other personal belongings, leaving not much room for any serious amount of food.

I'm also not a good costco bulk food shopper. I try and save but always end up with weird stuff like a 20# bag of pancake mix and a giant case of mustard. Stuff like that, so I gave up on bulk shopping.
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:20 AM
 
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Never been to a bush grocery store, the prices on the road system are high enough for me.

With an otherwise empty car, I see the point of bringing as much food as possible. It just seems the car would be filled to the brim with clothes and whatever other personal belongings, leaving not much room for any serious amount of food.

I'm also not a good costco bulk food shopper. I try and save but always end up with weird stuff like a 20# bag of pancake mix and a giant case of mustard. Stuff like that, so I gave up on bulk shopping.
Clothes can be mailed. Lol food is heavier so it gets shipped cheapest way. I want to say that our food cost are about 3 times anchorage costs. It's insanely high.
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