Cooking/Eating OTR

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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This question might get some amusing replies. I heard that Army surplus outlets sell MRE's. Do any of you carry any with you, in case of emergency, of course.

Sure do; go to ReadyWise.com ~ I've got a whole kit waiting for my next OTR ride along venture!!

(Free stainless steel water filtration mug/thermos, too!)

~ Anne ~

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

PackRat's Comment
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I carry a bunch of nonperishable food on the truck. I can go two weeks without needing to shop, if it came to that point.

Mark O. ~MiNi-Me~'s Comment
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Appreciate all the input folks!! I have been cooking dinner for four (I live alone), and vacuum sealing/freezing portioned out meals for several weeks. Thankfully I have a large freezer out in the garage. That way I'll have quite a selection to start when I finally get out alone.

Art M.'s Comment
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I was wondering how many of you OTR do your own food preparation? What items do you consider as essential to the task?

It depends what you like. My truck has not much space, so me has just a gas burner, 3Ltr wide nonstick pot, use it to fry meat, eggy meals, boil soups, or make salad in it. Trying to stay away from processed foods amaic. Have fridge in the truck, packing when I can at any accessible Walmart or such. As far as "washing" my two plates, pot and cutting board, just like others have mentioned.. basic hand paper towels clean everything no worse than running water. Works like this)..

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OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Ryan K.'s Comment
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0717098001632034939.jpg The first thing when thinking about cooking comes to mind is the best portable freezer for salmon, meat etc... I could stock up at Costco on healthy stuff like wild-caught salmon etc then use a toaster oven, not a microwave to cook it. For those of you using the microwave, you might want to make the switch to a toaster oven for health reasons. Nuking your food kills a lot of food's nutrients and just isn't the healthy way to cook. Anyone care to share their freezer recommendations? This one had some ok and bad reviews, the company won't replace it. So I'm looking for something like this for a better company.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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I use an ICECO fridge/freezer. It can be changed to either depending on your needs. That, the built in truck fridge, and a Coleman cooler works for me.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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0717098001632034939.jpg The first thing when thinking about cooking comes to mind is the best portable freezer for salmon, meat etc... I could stock up at Costco on healthy stuff like wild-caught salmon etc then use a toaster oven, not a microwave to cook it. For those of you using the microwave, you might want to make the switch to a toaster oven for health reasons. Nuking your food kills a lot of food's nutrients and just isn't the healthy way to cook. Anyone care to share their freezer recommendations? This one had some ok and bad reviews, the company won't replace it. So I'm looking for something like this for a better company.

Ryan, might I suggest the Galanz 3 in 1 appliance? It is a microwave, air fryer and convection oven all in one. Toaster ovens are fairly limited in what they can cook/bake.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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I've seen several posts here that show the use of a camp style, open flame burner. What about fumes? I know that unvented propane heaters used on construction job sites produce fumes that always made me sick. Carbon monoxide probably.

TCB's Comment
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From what I understand, these units have to have a certain amount of overhead clearance, and not just fit in a cubby.

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0717098001632034939.jpg The first thing when thinking about cooking comes to mind is the best portable freezer for salmon, meat etc... I could stock up at Costco on healthy stuff like wild-caught salmon etc then use a toaster oven, not a microwave to cook it. For those of you using the microwave, you might want to make the switch to a toaster oven for health reasons. Nuking your food kills a lot of food's nutrients and just isn't the healthy way to cook. Anyone care to share their freezer recommendations? This one had some ok and bad reviews, the company won't replace it. So I'm looking for something like this for a better company.

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Ryan, might I suggest the Galanz 3 in 1 appliance? It is a microwave, air fryer and convection oven all in one. Toaster ovens are fairly limited in what they can cook/bake.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Art M.'s Comment
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What about fumes?

What fumes? Ppl are cooking around the world on gas stoves, inside. Just crack windows open, it is a loooot less than any closed space heater)

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