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

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Tractor Man's Comment
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Devan, Walmart, Truck Stop about the same price. Cooler is worth its weight in gold. I keep a small stock of perishables in it. Milk(for cereal... cheap breakfast), lunch meat, cheese, fruit etc. No soggy wet food to deal with. I have the other if it conks out. Buy it at Walmart and purchase the extended warranty(less than $10.00) for 2 or 3 years. You will not regret the purchase. Also the lunch box oven makes a mean Quesedilla. Buy the foil loaf pans at Walmart, 3 for $0.88. I line mine with foil and re use them over and over because I'm a cheap A$$. You can buy egg mixture in a carton at the grocery store and make scrambled eggs in it too. Easier than dealing with fresh eggs. Be creative, you can save lots of cash. It is quick and easy.

Gladhand's Comment
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Devan, Walmart, Truck Stop about the same price. Cooler is worth its weight in gold. I keep a small stock of perishables in it. Milk(for cereal... cheap breakfast), lunch meat, cheese, fruit etc. No soggy wet food to deal with. I have the other if it conks out. Buy it at Walmart and purchase the extended warranty(less than $10.00) for 2 or 3 years. You will not regret the purchase. Also the lunch box oven makes a mean Quesedilla. Buy the foil loaf pans at Walmart, 3 for $0.88. I line mine with foil and re use them over and over because I'm a cheap A$$. You can buy egg mixture in a carton at the grocery store and make scrambled eggs in it too. Easier than dealing with fresh eggs. Be creative, you can save lots of cash. It is quick and easy.

Thanks tractor man. Looks like I'll be taking a 30 in vinita Oklahoma.

Rob S.'s Comment
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I'm usually too lazy to cook so I eat cold food a lot. I buy the single serving cans of fruit ****tail or vegetables. I also eat cold soups. Campbell's has a whole line of low sodium offerings. Some of them are thick enough to eat like a dip with triscuits or other crackers. Ocean spray juices add some variety. I use a 12v coffee cup to heat water for oatmeal, grits and instant coffee. I think 4 weeks of foodstuffs costs about $150. I know it could be done cheaper.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Here is what you need to get.

A butane or propane hot plate of some kind. These use the little bottles.

A cast iron skillet with a lid. The reason for cast iron is that you DO NOT wash it. Just wipe it clean and add a little lard to keep it seasoned. You can cook you up some potatoes with some chopped up meat of some kind. I like the Bar-S hot dogs. The quarter pound ones that are supposed to be hot but they are luke warm to me. Then crack a couple of eggs into the potatoes and hot dogs, add some cheese and wrap in a tortilla. Good to get you going in the morning and it can be taken with you. You can also add whatever veggies you like into the mix while cooking.

You can also make pancakes, fry steaks almost anything you want.

You can heat anything in the skillet but you can also get a small sauce pan if you like for soups and such.

I have cooked a very small roast and meatloaf in the lunchbox oven thing.

I have a Coleman stove with a burner on one side and a grill on the other so I can grill chops, chicken and steak pretty well. Oh and grilled shrimp sprinkled with some habanero or cayenne pepper on the grill or in the pan.... MMMMMMMMMM

The reason I said cast iron was because it will last you much longer and if something sticks you just scrape it out and start again, you can't hurt it.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Here is what you need to get.

A butane or propane hot plate of some kind. These use the little bottles.

A cast iron skillet with a lid. The reason for cast iron is that you DO NOT wash it. Just wipe it clean and add a little lard to keep it seasoned. You can cook you up some potatoes with some chopped up meat of some kind. I like the Bar-S hot dogs. The quarter pound ones that are supposed to be hot but they are luke warm to me. Then crack a couple of eggs into the potatoes and hot dogs, add some cheese and wrap in a tortilla. Good to get you going in the morning and it can be taken with you. You can also add whatever veggies you like into the mix while cooking.

You can also make pancakes, fry steaks almost anything you want.

You can heat anything in the skillet but you can also get a small sauce pan if you like for soups and such.

I have cooked a very small roast and meatloaf in the lunchbox oven thing.

I have a Coleman stove with a burner on one side and a grill on the other so I can grill chops, chicken and steak pretty well. Oh and grilled shrimp sprinkled with some habanero or cayenne pepper on the grill or in the pan.... MMMMMMMMMM

The reason I said cast iron was because it will last you much longer and if something sticks you just scrape it out and start again, you can't hurt it.

Pat the next time I'm in Montana I'm gonna call you and have you come feed me lol that stuff sounds amazing. The biggest problem I have is keeping everything from spoiling. Since I don't do 34 he resets anymore I need stuff that will keep for a week or 2

Pat M.'s Comment
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What you need to do is stock up more often, then it does not need to keep that long. You don't need it to last 2 weeks, you can refill on the road. There are Walmarts everywhere. You can also precook stuff, freeze it and keep it in a cooler with dry ice.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Here is what you need to get.

A butane or propane hot plate of some kind. These use the little bottles.

This just happened a couple of weeks ago from one of those stoves:

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"He was cooking inside the cab other a portable propane stove; hopefully you can show this and warn others about three danger of cooking with propane in a close up cab of a truck.”

Article: Truck driver seriously injured after big rig explodes in Walmart parking lot

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pat M.'s Comment
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Here is what you need to get.

A butane or propane hot plate of some kind. These use the little bottles.

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This just happened a couple of weeks ago from one of those stoves:

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"He was cooking inside the cab other a portable propane stove; hopefully you can show this and warn others about three danger of cooking with propane in a close up cab of a truck.”

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Article: Truck driver seriously injured after big rig explodes in Walmart parking lot

Yep I saw that. Problem was they left the fuel canister connected to the stove, thus the gas leak. He was also cooking inside the truck. That is a no no any time you are cooking with propane. Not enough air exchange in the trucks.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
JakeBreak's Comment
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I'll have to try that out when I get enough pilot points to buy my slow cooker. I must just have bad luck finding truck stops near a Wal-Mart.

Pat M.'s Comment
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May want to take a look at your travel patterns. Are you pushing to get the day done with or just moping along? Look for a WalMart on your 30 minute break.

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