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Road tripping in Amerika: Cheap Food

Old Sep 10, 15, 4:43 pm
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Road tripping in Amerika: Cheap Food

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Early morning I can get Marketside Bread in the Walmart day-old rack @ $.50/loaf. I'm not all that sophisticated, but I think this is pretty good bread for the money.

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Walmart changed their white Italian and French recipes. Texture is now rubbery and less flavorful. I now stick to whole wheat french at Walmart for $1.

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Road tripping in Amerika: Cheap Food

Originally Posted by pierre mclopez View Post
Maybe this thread will get traction.....

Early morning I can get Marketside Bread in the Walmart day-old rack @ $.50/loaf. I'm not all that sophisticated, but I think this is pretty good bread for the money.
Forum has been kind of slow, but ...

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Originally Posted by pierre mclopez View Post
Early morning I can get Marketside Bread in the Walmart day-old rack @ $.50/loaf.
Back in my college days I would do this and a can of soup - made a great dinner and breakfast the following morning!
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Early morning I can get Marketside Bread in the Walmart day-old rack @ $.50/loaf.
Back in my college days I would do this and a can of soup - made a great dinner and breakfast the following morning!
Ten-for-$1 ramen and an egg was my cheapo end-of-month menu...
Anyway, enjoy your meal
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Did a road trip from Wyoming to Alaska in '05. I was hitting Sams Clubs every three days. I buy a big can of cashews, a chicken, fruit, chocolate covered coffee beans, etc. First time I ate in a restaurant was just a few miles from the Alasaka border. Worked OK.

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You stay full for days on a loaf of Aldi white bread and free water from any public tap.
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Originally Posted by pierre mclopez View Post
Maybe this thread will get traction.....

Early morning I can get Marketside Bread in the Walmart day-old rack @ $.50/loaf. I'm not all that sophisticated, but I think this is pretty good bread for the money.
Match that up with some store brand bologna and pilfered mayo packets and you're living like a king.

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Originally Posted by pierre mclopez View Post
Maybe this thread will get traction......
OK, we're picking up steam ...

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You stay full for days on a loaf of Aldi white bread and free water from any public tap.
If white bread is involved, count me OUT

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Match that up with some store brand bologna and pilfered mayo packets and you're living like a king.
Geez, you're insistent on turning me off

White bread AND Bologna

Not sure if it's everywhere, but here in Texas you can get Pizza Patron takeout pizza for about five bucks, and while not great, sure beats white bread and bologna @:-)

Back in my starving Challenger Circuit tennis days used to buy granola in a supermarket, and survived on that quite well, no milk needed.
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Well - I've made instant oatmeal and other boiling-water-only products (soup, mac, etc.) using a hotel room coffee maker to boil the water. Kept milk fresh in an ice bucket when the room didn't have a refrigerator.

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Don't forget cheap hot dogs roasted on sticks over an impromptu kindling fire at a roadside park. Pretty tasty, again with pilfered ketchup/mustard packets. ROAD TRIP!!!!
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You can usually find an old can somewhere along the highway. Fill about 1/4 of the way with water, add around 60 ketchup packets, heat over a fire or car engine, and you have yourself a delicious tomato bisque worthy of a UA First Class Meal anyday!
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You can usually find an old can somewhere along the highway. Fill about 1/4 of the way with water, add around 60 ketchup packets, heat over a fire or car engine, and you have yourself a delicious tomato bisque worthy of a UA First Class Meal anyday!
One of my grad school professors reported having to do this back when he was in grad school; he'd go to a cafe and order hot water, make ketchup soup, and eat their crackers (that was back when crackers were left out, apparently).
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In my vagabond travel days, I poached my fair share of hotel breakfast buffets.

We could stock up for all day.
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Cheap Options

Well,

I can live for days off army rations, whole wheat bread, instant oatmeal (the kind with fruit is not more expensive than the plain kind, so go for the fruit one) and canned or dried fruit. Some bulk places have soup mixes and candy for rock bottom prices.

If you have a cook kit or a billy can, you can warm up noodle soup. Or dried mushroom soup.

If you are interested in a really cheap meal, the Salvation Army gives away free bread, no questions asked. You simply come in, ask for a loaf of bread and they give it. Yes, it's probably not the most ethical thing, but if you're starving by situation or choice of circumstance it's okay.

If you're trying not to spend money, skip the hotel. Buy a cheap sleeping bag, park your car at Walmart and sleep in your car. Most of the better campsites offer pay-per-use showers, but you can't park there overnight, obviously.

I remember spending a part of my life living off 2 dollar beers and cheap pasta. Check with locals, find out where the best high-protein meals are. You don't need to eat at a 2* every night, but because you can get carbs cheap (bread) you should be spending most of your money on protein. If you're really poor, canned soup, corned beef, toast and butter are okay. You can get the soup and the beef at the dollar store. Be sure you have a decent can opener in your vehicle. The key on the corned beef or Spam tin will not always work.

Eat at casino's. They don't care if you haven't showered in 5 days, they'll often have a discounted breakfast. I have a friend who goes with his friends every Sunday. It's like 3.99 for a full breakfast, coffee and fruit included.


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