Life on the Voyaging Canoes
The people on the canoe are responsible for taking care of the canoe and
sailing it. The people on the canoe work on four hour shifts. When they are
not on duty they read, play cards or just relax.
Life on the canoe is very harsh. For the first 2 weeks, your skin must get
used to the hot sun. Many people suffer from sunburn. To take a bath you
have to go into the salt water and there is a very special soap that you use
to make salt water feel refreshing.
To cook the food you must bring along a propane gas stove. Most food
that you bring along is dried. If you go voyaging today, then you can
bring canned food.
On the Canoe you have to get along with the other crew members and
act as if they are your family.
The sleeping quarters were very cramped. The beds are made out of canvas. They have a blanket and a mattress. The "beds" are six feet in length and three feet in width. Usually two members are assigned to one "bed", although, they don't have to sleep together because of the job shifts. There isn't much privacy in the sleeping quarters, so you have to respect everyone else.
I got this information from this website: Wayfinding in the Middle of the Pacific