Is Cooking in Hotel Room on Stove You Carry in Backpack a Good Idea?

There are people who cook food, and there are people who do not... why?

In my opinion, the answer to this question must always be,
"It depends, the situation controls the decision, not you."

When I was young, I made money by mowing lawns in my small hometown of Orland, Indiana. I did this job with a "gas powered push mower." In a way, this weekly job or chore taught me to hate mowing lawns. I vowed to never mow another lawn in my whole life, and I will be damned if you are going to get me mow lawns, I truly will pay to have this done.

Yet, I do my laundry in my room daily.

Yet, I cook food in my room daily.

If you look at the three mowers below, I hope all the fat people, healthy people, and all of you can understand, the first one, the non-gas powered push grass mower is the best for you and the planet.

1. You get exercise.

2. It does not create pollution.

3. It is cheaper to buy.

Yet, in a huge loop of juicy rationalizations, we feel compelled to buy the big John Deer riding lawn mower.

Making Good Decisions.

I am 100 percent sure, if I want to eat vegetables or fruit, it is better to cook or prepare these foods in my room. It is very complicated and expensive to buy in restaurants.

I can say this, and people will disagree, therefore I seldom enter in these conversations, it feels like I am talking to children.


I believe 1 percent of humans can do simple math.

I believe that 1 percent of humans read books.

I believe only 1 percent of humans can admit they are angry.


If you take an angry person full of prejudices, (Does not want to mow lawns.) who cannot do simple math, and is incapable of reading other peoples opinions, then what we have is a human, not much better a small child at making decisions.

The answer is, "it depends" on each situation, there are times when there is no choice, I must cook in my room, or not eat.

But, for me, I will not be a wimp, and say it depends.

I will say,
"Obviously, it makes sense to almost always cook in your room."

"Obviously, it makes sense to mow lawns with the non gas powered lawn mower."

Funny story above love...

There was one time in my life when I almost got married, I even bought a diamond ring, and was engage to a girl by the name of Yvonne in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Well, she had this house with three acres of land, and I wanted to go Lake Wawasee, to the Crows Nest Yacht club for the weekend, to lie on my sailboat and enjoy the lake.

She said,
"We need to mow the lawn on Saturday."

I said,
"I do not mow lawns."

She looked at me like I was stupid.

On Friday morning, I sent Steve and two more my maintenance workers to her house, with lawn mowers, and by noon, the lawn was mowed better than it had ever been. It probably cost me 100-200 USD, but then again, I was also paying a cleaning women to enter my home daily 14 USD per hour to work for 4-6 hours, five days a week, so what was the big deal, I was earning 1000 of dollars per week or day.

Yvonne was angry, she said,
"I wanted you to mow the lawn."

The last words I ever heard from Yvonne were,
"Andy, I cannot marry you, I cannot control you."

I said,
"So that is what this is all about?"

All the humans on the planet fight for control, and truthfully this is sort of nuts, when making a decision to cook or not cook in your room, the situation controls the decision, yet generally it is cheaper, healthier, and more convenient to cook in your room.

Yet, I seldom cook in Thailand, and about 90 percent of the time in the Dominican Republic. I always pay to have my laundry done in Thailand, and always wash my clothes myself in the DR.

Can you make good decisions?

I know you think you can, but that thought is a luxury. 

Push moer with out motor



Gas mower


riding lawn mower


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