Camping coolers are an important part of keeping food fresh and drinks cool, which is absolutely vital. Therefore, it is necessary to have a cooler or fridge to help with this.
Ordinary cooler bags are fine when going on a picnic, but when venturing into the bush or going on an extended holiday it's imperative to have camping coolers with a bit more muscle to keep meat and drinks cold.
When considering a camping fridge or camping freezer it can be quite an expensive article.
However, nowadays cheaper alternatives such as thermo-electric cooler boxes that plug into a vehicle's cigarette lighter, are good alternatives.
Picnic cooler bag
Freeze meat rock hard before the time, thus keeping temperature in the cooler for a longer period of time. Freeze drinking water in plastic bottles, keep in cooler. This helps keep meat and other items frozen and you have ice-cold water if needed.
Even though these cooler boxes can't actually freeze food they do keep stuff between 17 and 30 degrees Centigrade cooler than the outside temperature, depending on the make and model.
Coolers come in a variety of sizes such as 24, 33, 45 liter.
A person can also go a long way with ordinary plastic or polystyrene cooler boxes especially when going on short trips, but this does take careful planning. These cooler boxes are cheap and easy to come by.
Polystyrene and plastic cooler boxes come in sizes that vary from a six-pack size up to a 24 liter size.
When opting for a camping fridge/freezer there are two options to consider:
Absorption camping fridge/freezer works by connecting to a car battery, 220 V electricity or LP gas. The most important thing about a camping fridge freezer appliance is that it needs to be placed on a level surface to work effectively.
Compressor camping fridge/freezer models run either on a 12 V battery or 220 V electricity, the temperatures can be adjusted and they are effective even when not standing level.
For camping specially when roughing it off the beaten track, these compressor fridge/freezers are the best to buy, but they do come at a price.
However, this is an article that is durable and will last for many years when looked after properly. Special covers to protect a fridge/freezers are available to keep this investment looking good for many years.
Waeco, Camp master, Snow master and Engel are top brands to consider.
These are some facts to consider before buying camping coolers or a camping fridge before your next camping trip.
Whatever you can afford this is a vital item to keep food fresh and drinks cool when venturing into the great outdoors. With careful planning a person can go a long way with a simple cooler box.
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