hot water + food
June 19, 2012 3:19 PM Subscribe
How do I get hot water whilst traveling in the U.S.?
posted by bluelight to travel & transportation (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am preparing to go on a long trip around the U.S. on a low budget. I won't have a car (so I can't use one of those portable kettles that plug into the lighter receptacle) and will be traveling solely by bus and rail.
I want access to hot (like near boiling) water so that I can make oatmeal, macaroni & cheese, rice, etc. All I really need is boiling water in a cup that I'd add these dehydrated food stuffs to. I need to travel light so bringing along a standard electric kettle won't work, but I like the idea of bringing a super small electric kettle. Most of the buses I'll be taking will have outlets. Amtrak trains have outlets too.
I've seen the heating coils on amazon that plug into a wall that you stick into a cup of water but they seem to have really bad reviews...
Does anyone have any ideas of where I could get hot water for ramen/oatmeal on the road? Any places that I could hit up that would willingly give me what I need? Starbucks maybe? Or any recommendations for a mini portable water kettle?