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Old 07-28-2012, 10:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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yea, so my inverter says no more than 150 watts. what good is that?

I just made stops and went into shops, which had microwaves of their own.

Honestly, it wasn't so bad. I only had to stop for this reason twice.

I was just worried, because we've taken two day long driving trips and that is very taxing in terms of feeding and changing.

I think eventually I'd like to sort this out, but then, eventually it won't be a problem anymore either!
Glad it worked out! For future you really could rig something up on the engine. I did. Sometimes on my 12 mile drive to work I heat a small breakfast, like an egg muffin, in a metal box bolted onto the exhaust manifold. I'm sure you could rig something. Be careful not to make the milk too hot though!

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yea, i've seen a lot of books about cooking under the hood, so to speak.

the idea seems good in theory, but i'm sure it's kind of a pain in the ass to figure it out, right?
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yea, i've seen a lot of books about cooking under the hood, so to speak.

the idea seems good in theory, but i'm sure it's kind of a pain in the ass to figure it out, right?
Not really difficult at all: My wife gave me a Swiss Army Watch for Christmas, and I took the metal box it came in, unscrewed one of the two bolts retaining the heat shield above my exhaust manifold, made a hole in the box, and secured the box and the heat shield onto the manifold. I wrap my food in aluminum foil to keep it from contact with the box (to avoid leakage and other issues). Your car would have a different setup for the manifold, but it is certainly simpler than an inverter and wiring and all that. And the energy I use is "free" or at least it would otherwise be completely wasted.
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jeez

way can't you just give that baby some luke warm milk...
or put the milk zip lock backs and carrie them inside your shirt ... untill they reach body temp. you could just give it cold milk.
I like that manifold idea too!
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you could just give it cold milk.
I think this sentence pretty much alludes to your experience with "hands on" baby-tending, so to speak. "it", really? "him or her" is the preferred vernacular in this instance.

Also, putting it "in your shirt" as you say, would never yield your body's temperature. This is one of the many purposes of skin; it holds in the body's temperature in this respect.

I do, however, give you credit for thinking outside of the box.

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