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[*] posted on 9-24-2017 at 07:00 PM
Engine Burritos

Not a lot of restaurants are open at the time of morning when we want to hit the road in Baja. Quite some time ago we took a page out of old dads playbook, engine burritos. Roxanne buys a big bag of small burritos wraps them in foil and they go on top of the old 7.3 powerstroke. About the time you are starving they should be hot. Make sure to count them on and off, if one of them slides down somewhere they will stink for weeks.
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[*] posted on 9-24-2017 at 07:03 PM

the car-b-que.....S.O.P.
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[*] posted on 9-24-2017 at 07:05 PM

60 mph for 45 minutes
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[*] posted on 9-25-2017 at 10:38 AM

This was an actual article the 60's in a Popular Mechanic's issue..actually had estimated drive times, depending on what you were cooking...
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[*] posted on 9-25-2017 at 11:42 AM

In the 70's, I had a product called "hot dogger". It was a small metal oven that clipped on to the exhaust of my snowmobile. It worked pretty well, but the novelty wore off and we went back to packing sandwiches again!

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[*] posted on 9-25-2017 at 12:27 PM

I used to put a can of Soup on my dash and had a nice hot soup with my lunch.:yes::yes:
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[*] posted on 9-25-2017 at 04:32 PM

i knew a guy back in the late 70's that loved pulling practical jokes on his pals. Some were out of line... so I put an open can of sardines on his engine block....

Cured him of the habit. :biggrin:

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[*] posted on 10-27-2017 at 07:12 AM

RoadPro 12-volt portable stove. Amazon. $35. Much better than stinky diesel burrito. RoadPro also has other cool stuff. Great little 12-volt slow cooker. And check out Youtube for trucker recipes using these little cookers. Some very cool ideas. The stove actually browns and cooks.
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[*] posted on 10-27-2017 at 07:33 AM

We actually have a little 12v oven that works quite well, not sure of the brand. This method just does not have the roadside ambience and presentation of digging a foil wrapped burrito out from under your turbo while burning your hand. Sometimes you just gotta use a little showmanship to convince your newbie friends that they’re on a real “Baja adventure “
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[*] posted on 10-27-2017 at 01:22 PM

Goat would be proud of us for such a "green" method of cooking. No extra carbon footprint to do it !!

This is a much better method than taping a burrito to the forks of your road bike. :biggrin:
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[*] posted on 10-28-2017 at 07:25 AM

We used to do this back when i was still learning how to swing a hammer. Put the burritos in there and drive to work, leave them to stay warm and they’d be delish around break time.

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[*] posted on 2-27-2021 at 04:20 PM

Just found this posting, reminded me of heating MRE's on the CH47 (chinook) transmission.
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[*] posted on 2-27-2021 at 08:09 PM

every Alaskan sno-machiner knows about the "hot dogger". an aluminum box clamped to the exhausts expansion chamber.. dogs or burritos excellent warm chow on the trail.
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[*] posted on 2-27-2021 at 08:55 PM

Road food:

Bahn mi sandwiches make great road food (buy the morning you leave San Diego, the shops open very early AM; get veggies on the side in a baggie).


Fruit and cheeses


Pickled herring, sour cream, onions, dill and a good bread or crackers.

Smoked salmon.

Kipper, sliced red or sweet onions, saltines (or Mayo and toast, if you got it)


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