Meal times when on the road?

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 19:56
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At work or at home, I like to have a bit of a routine with meals, ..Eg I'm starving by 9am if I don't have a decent breakfast say at 6.30am--7am.. then lunch at 12.00- 1pm. ...dinner at 7pm...On the road I try to keep it all the same if conditions allow.

Of course theres the cuppa in between,..my daughter and s/inlaw are the opposite I meal a day and a drink here and there keeps them going... maybe its a age thing?, anyone else stick to a time to eat?..lol.


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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 20:03

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 20:03
Axle, yes stick to meals times when travelling, when ever I am hungry....
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Reply By: Member - Grundle (WA) - Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 20:05

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 20:05
Hi,I can relate to your feed times,not age related either been like it most of my life.

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Reply By: TomH - Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 20:38

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 20:38
We always have a good breakfast When vanning we used to make a packed lunch and eat while moving. Worked on the theory of not getting anywhere when standing still.

When overseas and staying in hotels we had Breakfast and ate when car needed fuel, usually found a Subway at a truck stop. Made sure we got to next destination before 4pm.
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Follow Up By: Member - johnat - Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 22:26

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 22:26
When on a trip, escaping the grind of daily work, I tended to do something similar, early brekky, drive to morning tea time, drive to lunchtime and setup camp before dark. But, when we get to be on the road full time, I suspect that your concept of "Worked on the theory of not getting anywhere when standing still." will not be so relevant. Mainly because there's all the time in the world to "get somewhere" whether that's today or next week will be sorta not important!
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 21:29

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 21:29
We always stop for morno and lunch and boil a kettle whether it be roadside or in a town in a park with a table and bench. No thermos, boil a billy.
It gets you out of the car and recharges your batteries.
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Follow Up By: Member - Colin E - Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 11:26

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 11:26
I do this too, previously tried to fit in afternoon tea as well but would make for a late camp. Now try to aim to have afternoon at camp set up. I enjoy the stop and relax of the breaks
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Reply By: Top End Az - Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 21:46

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 21:46
Umm, if you are hungry, eat. You aren't Captain Cook being hungry at 7am for brekky, lunch at 12 and dinner at 7pm.
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Reply By: snow - Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 22:49

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 22:49
Pretty much eat when hungry and don't if not. Some days I might only eat once and time will vary according to hunger. Been told for years that's not "healthy" or "right" but so be it as I can't stomach eating for the sake of eating. Each to own sort of thing eh.
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Reply By: Mick O - Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 23:03

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 23:03
Mick O's Rule No. 1 (Always has been, always will be!)

"When travelling, judge the setting of the sun accordingly and stop at least 45 minutes before sunset. Camp must be set, a fire going and all present must be of relaxed disposition with a refreshing beverage in hand so that the fitting homage is paid to the best time of the day....sunset".

Mick O’s rule no. 2. – “Ignore Rule No 1 at your own peril!”

I reckon you could judge eating times around that Axle. Always like to have a bit of light left to see where I'm putting the knife and fork ;-)

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Follow Up By: Fab72 - Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 09:38

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 09:38
Totally agree with you Mick.
I'd add that the best time to consume the first cuppa is right on sunrise after kicking the coals to reignite the embers just as the sun starts to burn away the early morning grey.
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Follow Up By: snow - Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 22:04

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 22:04
F'72, that I do agree with ;-)
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Reply By: Batt's - Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 00:35

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 00:35
When traveling with my family we generally eat around similar meal times to home it's better to do that when you have children. When I'm by myself just whenever suits me.
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Reply By: Fab72 - Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 09:32

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 09:32
The only "set time" I have is dinner before dark. Nothing annoys me more than cooking in the dark, even with head torches, work lights etc. I generally start cooking as it starts to get dark so the job is completed before dark.
Obviously this makes for an early dinner in winter and somewhat later in summer.

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Reply By: The Landy - Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 12:21

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 12:21
We plan to be into camp by at least 1-2 hours prior to sunset, have a morning tea break, and a lunch-stop along the way.

Similar to a couple of others, always try to eat before it gets dark…

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Reply By: Gustle - Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 15:28

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 15:28
We usually travel with a few people and meal time habits are all different in a group. Everyone does their own thing except for happy hour and dinner, which we have always made a group event. While everyone supplies their own food and drinks, the timing is however sacrosanct. 5pm happy hour at the latest while the fire is being lid and 7pm dinner on the dot. Everyone gets their chairs, table and food ready and surprisingly this has always been very important to all group members. This gives people time to relax into the evening and cook in a camp oven if they want to. Also, the location of the happy hour is very important to our group and we go to great length to try and get this right every day. There is nothing more satisfying on a trip than a great camp in the evening, in a great location, with plenty of time to enjoy slow cooking and a few drinks.
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Reply By: Member - tommo05 - Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 22:13

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 22:13
I'm very flexible with my meal times but the good wife is NOT. She gets angry when she is hungry and makes for a very unpleasant travelling partner. She's only early 30s and has always been like this, so definitely not an age thing.

Hence we never get on the road in the morning without eating breakfast first. And if I haven't stopped for lunch by 1pm life is getting extremely unpleasant inside the vehicle.

Dinner has to be cooked before it gets dark at the campsite, so is usually on by 6ish.

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