Ouch.....Eating On The Road Is Expensive

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Gladhand's Comment
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It is catching up to me, as of now I have spent $336.37 on food and drinks in the truck stop as well as restaurants I have walked to this month. I honestly thought it would be more. I want to eat out of the truck, but I don't really now where to start. I mean I have bought some food, but it is usually not good for me anyways, I can't do ramen or soup all the time because of hi blood pressure risk, family has a history of hypertension. I have a 300 watt inverter that plugs into the lighter and I once in a while will do Errol's bunk heater trick for the soup. What do you guys do? Any suggestions of things/gadgets I should get? I am definitely going to get a cooler, I just have been lazy...

Hypertension:

Abnormally high blood pressure.

G-Town's Comment
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Check this out: Healthy Eating for Truck Drivers .

This is in the career guide.

Chris (the chick)'s Comment
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From what i've gathered so far -- crockpot. small portable grill. i've seen some mention a microwave. and yeah, a cooler or a small fridge -- can't whine when it's laziness in play lol at least you have an inverter... some don't and aren't allowed to.

Gladhand's Comment
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From what i've gathered so far -- crockpot. small portable grill. i've seen some mention a microwave. and yeah, a cooler or a small fridge -- can't whine when it's laziness in play lol at least you have an inverter... some don't and aren't allowed to.

Its not much haha, I just got it to charge my laptop. If only I had sleep apnea so I could get the 1500 w one haha.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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On YouTube BRT has a playlist of cooking in the truck. He used one of those 12 volt little stoves you can get at a truck stop.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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From what i've gathered so far -- crockpot. small portable grill. i've seen some mention a microwave. and yeah, a cooler or a small fridge -- can't whine when it's laziness in play lol at least you have an inverter... some don't and aren't allowed to.

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Its not much haha, I just got it to charge my laptop. If only I had sleep apnea so I could get the 1500 w one haha.

Anything is better than eating off the wheel of death. Is that a burrito or an old shoe?

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

Gladhand's Comment
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Definitely G Town. Also Country Pride, Iron Skillet, and all the other places get old really fast. Sometimes I just want a simple bowl of pinto beans. A true taste of home.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Lunch box oven. Gets real hot, cooks or re heats. Last night......1 can lentil soup, 1 can chicken breast. (Both from Costco, my truck looks like a doomsday prepper lives in it!). In 30 minutes, piping hot healthy meal. Actually 2 meals, but it was the first thing I ate all day. That lunch box oven is really versital! Also, get a thermoelectric cooler (12 volts also). I have the Igloo 28 Qt. As long as the interior of your truck is below 85 degrees the majority of the time, it will keep food at 45 or below. I keep bottled water and diet sodas( also from Costco or Walmart in a cooler with ice. 1 bag every 2-3 days. Not too hard to eat healthy and cheap if you work at it.smile.gif

Gladhand's Comment
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Lunch box oven. Gets real hot, cooks or re heats. Last night......1 can lentil soup, 1 can chicken breast. (Both from Costco, my truck looks like a doomsday prepper lives in it!). In 30 minutes, piping hot healthy meal. Actually 2 meals, but it was the first thing I ate all day. That lunch box oven is really versital! Also, get a thermoelectric cooler (12 volts also). I have the Igloo 28 Qt. As long as the interior of your truck is below 85 degrees the majority of the time, it will keep food at 45 or below. I keep bottled water and diet sodas( also from Costco or Walmart in a cooler with ice. 1 bag every 2-3 days. Not too hard to eat healthy and cheap if you work at it.smile.gif

Ok, Ill give it a shot. Was kind of on the fence in trying one of those out. Do you buy those tin things at the truckstop or walmart? I think Ill go the ice cooler route being that it is more reliable in a sense. Ill get on it tomorrow. There are plenty of friendly walmarts in Oklahoma... I think haha.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Tractor takes stock:

Lunch box oven. Gets real hot, cooks or re heats. Last night......1 can lentil soup, 1 can chicken breast. (Both from Costco, my truck looks like a doomsday prepper lives in it!). In 30 minutes, piping hot healthy meal. Actually 2 meals, but it was the first thing I ate all day. That lunch box oven is really versital! Also, get a thermoelectric cooler (12 volts also). I have the Igloo 28 Qt. As long as the interior of your truck is below 85 degrees the majority of the time, it will keep food at 45 or below. I keep bottled water and diet sodas( also from Costco or Walmart in a cooler with ice. 1 bag every 2-3 days. Not too hard to eat healthy and cheap if you work at it.smile.gif

With all those groceries you inventory, I think you need a bigger rig, found you one: maxresdefault.jpg

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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