Campaign of the Month: April 2011
Planejammer: The Spelljoined
Never Ending Barrel of Salt Pork
Another worry that ship captains have is being able to store food safely on their ships, especially on the long journeys between crystal spheres. Food kept in dark, and a damp cargo hold has the unsavory habit of turning bad and spoiling quickly. Therefore, other means to preserve food need to be found. Salting meats and vegetables is a common practice. This curbs spoilage, but storing the bulk and the extra weight of the meat and salt is a problem. The never-ending barrel of salt pork allows the ship’s cook to pull up to 100 pounds of salted pork each day (feeding about 50 crewmen). Once the salt is scraped, shaken, and dissolved off, the meat can be cooked, rendering a safe (although somewhat salty) meal.
Caster Level: 6th; Prerequisite: Craft Wondrous Item, create food and water; Market Price: 20,000 gp; Weight: 150 lbs.