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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 10:23 pm 
QFC in Facroria used to carry this -- but no longer -- not worth flying to Anchorage to buy there -- anybody know of somewhere in the Seattle that still stocks it?  (I could order from Amazon -- but would prefer to buy in a store)

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PostFri Jun 21, 2019 6:17 am 
Issaquah Market used to carry it but now it is a Dollar Store waah.gif

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PostFri Jun 21, 2019 9:26 am 
I saw pilot bread at Saars in Bremerton last week.  I think they have a store in Seattle.

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PostFri Jun 21, 2019 11:28 am 
reststep wrote:
I saw pilot bread at Saars in Bremerton last week.  I think they have a store in Seattle.

Awesome,  there is one in Renton Highlands.  Thanks.

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PostThu Jul 11, 2019 1:58 pm 
Pilot bread can be had at Uwajimaya... cool.gif

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PostThu Jul 11, 2019 2:18 pm 
lookout bob wrote:
Pilot bread can be had at Uwajimaya... cool.gif

Sweet that's much closer to my current "campsite"

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PostThu Jul 11, 2019 2:40 pm 
I'm 90% sure I saw it at the Ballard Market - so any of the "Town & Country Market" stores may stock it - Shoreline, Winslow, Bellevue.

edit: Yup, Ballard Mkt has it, the "Sailor Boy" brand.  Now I'm intrigued to try it, but if I didn't like it, I'd have to feed it to the birds in my yard, or get it to Randy.

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PostFri Jul 19, 2019 9:26 pm 
Wow! Pilot bread! A flashback to Boy Scouts ... 50 years ago! Haven't had any interest since.  shakehead.gif

Good luck finding it locally. You can have my share!   embarassedlaugh.gif

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PostFri Jul 19, 2019 9:46 pm 
Our kids loved Pilot Bread, they called it Pie Biscuits on long canoe trips. It once allowed me to kick steps up The Brothers.

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PostFri Jul 19, 2019 9:48 pm 
Blowdown wrote:
Wow! Pilot bread! A flashback to Boy Scouts ... 50 years ago! Haven't had any interest since.  shakehead.gif

Good luck finding it locally. You can have my share!   embarassedlaugh.gif

Uwajimaya had some -- but not the "Sailor Boy" brand of my youth.

I have fond memories of eating the stuff smeared with PB&J or topped with sardines while sitting on various Cascade summits with my dad in the '60s and '70s.    He passed away recently and I'm planning on revisiting many of those summits, releasing a bit of his ashes and lunching on Pilot bread.

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PostSat Jul 20, 2019 2:04 pm 
Yeah, 50 years or more than that in my case. We had it with us on a hike out of Camp Parsons back in the early 50's.

The pilot bread I saw at Saar's was "Sailor Boy".

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PostSun Jul 28, 2019 6:25 am 
QFC in Wallingford  is where we have been buying it (Sailor Boy pilot bread) for years. But we haven't been back (we still have some left in our supply) for a year or so so I can't guarantee that they still carry it.

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PostSun Jul 28, 2019 11:44 am 
I'm getting curious about this stuff now.  What's it taste like, Randy?  Can you compare it to something else out there?  Hunting around on the web, there was one entry that said Pilot Bread is the modern equivalent of "hardtack", which doesn't sound appetizing at all.  More like pure survival food from the 19th century.  I don't think Pilot bread was mentioned in the "cracker recommendations" thread.  epicure.gif

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PostSun Jul 28, 2019 1:34 pm 
Right off hand I canít think of anything to compare it to but to me it is different than hardtack. I think they sell it in the bulk section at Wincos.

It is okay with peanut butter but nowadays I think I prefer bagels.

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PostSun Jul 28, 2019 9:04 pm 
Anne Elk wrote:
What's it taste like, Randy?†

Pilot Bread is in fact a form of hardtack, but a bit more edible that others.  It's like an giant and thick round unsalted saltine cracker.

It's considered a staple in Alaska bush country.

https://www.adn.com/food-drink/article/rural-alaskans-pilot-bread-soul-food/2011/05/28/

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