shows by example how easily you can eliminate stress, become more independent, raise your children in a safer environment (while spending more time with them, instilling values not based on the mighty dollar) and avoid the traps of commercialism. Because we live and sail simply, we have been wandering for 11 years with no intention of stopping. This is not a trip for us; it is our life, and I hope to share our success with stories of laughter and tears, as well as how-to tips and DIY projects for preparing, sailing and making a boat a home, so that others can join us.

July 1, 2013

If you can't find an old post, there's a good chance it was removed from the site to make room for more tips and yarns. But don't worry, the posts I removed are available in an ebook, Tips, Tricks and Tales: The Best of Simply Sailing Online. Here is a list of the posts you'll find in the ebook:

Life Without a Fridge
Energy Conservation in the Galley
Food Storage
Nonskid Dinnerware
Non-toxic Mosquito Killer
Ships Bells and Clocks Onboard
Repurpose and Multipurpose
Yoga Onboard
A Bucket-washer's Best Friend: the Wringer
Kerosene Storage
Hey Dave: Kerosene Lights
Propane Tank Protector
Propane Safety
Depth Sounders
UV Damage and Sails
Sailing Tips
Bells and Whistles
Bridge Etiquette
Marking the Waterway
ICW Chart Survival Guide
Weather Shorthand
Hey Dave: Gulf Stream Crossing
Don't Drink the Water
Clearing In
Preparing for a Hurricane
Denaming and Renaming Your Boat

Pocket Solution
Fishing Rod Holders
Offshore Book Storage
Simply Showering
Celotex Hull Insulation
Simple Food Dehydrator
Caribbean Courtesy Flags
Chainplate Replacement
Dynel Transom Repair
No More Thru-Hulls
Eliminating Thru-hulls
Boat Cradle
Haul Out by Crane
Simply Canoeing

Boats, Tea and Dragging Anchors
Do You Believe in Magic?
A Simple Sailor
Nigel Calder--My Hero
Chris Parker: Marine Weather Center
St. Croix: The Forgotten US Virgin Island
St. John, USVI
Saba, NA
St. Eustatius--Statia
Trinidad, West Indies
Volcan Baru, Panama
Coba, Mexico
Recent Knowledge of a few South Florida Anchorages: The Keys
South Florida Anchorages: Miami to St. Lucie River
Anchorages: St. Lucie Inlet to Titusville
North FL: Daytona to Jacksonville Beach

Simply: Eurisko style
Outfitting Simply
Simply RV-ing
Simply Safer
Masks and Safety Equipment
Dangerous Boarding Habits
Foolproof Waterproofing
Kerosene vs. LED
Generator Etiquette
Jerry Jugs and Weight Distribution
Kubota Engines: Phasor vs. Beta
Too Much Stuff: Cruising According to Herreshoff
It's Only a TV
What Happened to Reed's?
Homemade Cuban Craft
Knives Onboard or on Land
Little Bits of String
Going Organic
Sacrifices to Neptune
Recording your Travels
You wanna work on the boat or you wanna go sailing?
Magenta Line
Proud to be Sailors
Boater Discrimination
Offshore Onboard Eurisko
Dovè Duff
When Lightning Strikes
Work. Save. Leave. Pray
Little Boat, Big Fun
Thanksgiving Onboard
The Early Years of our Creekmore
Gulf Stream and Other Ocean Currents
Entering at Night
Division of Labor
Eurisko Sails West: A Year in Panama

Heeling without Sailing
David's Pet Shark
Mud Puppy
Stone Free
Boat School
Homeschooling Options
Christmas Trees Onboard
Island Boy to Cowboy in 30 Days
Simply Adventuring
Rite of Passage
Empty Boat-Nesters

Rolling Hitch
Reef Knot
Sheet Bend
Constrictor Knot
Butterfly Knot
Brion Toss on the Butterfly Knot
Matthew Walker Knot

Dave's Bean Burgers
Pressure-cooked Rice
Spaghetti alla Carbonara alla SPAM
Tuna Glop
Salade Niçoise
Thai Meal
The World's Best Chocolate Cake

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