When outdoors or having a picnic, two of the most enjoyable experiences are savoring ice-cold cola, fruit juice, or beer, and indulging in a freshly prepared breakfast from home. However, without some cooling and preservation equipment, you might end up with lukewarm beer and slightly spoiled steaks. So, as summer approaches, how can we ensure food freshness and keep our drinks icy cool in outdoor settings? What are some effective methods? Let's explore different cooling solutions below!
To optimize the performance of your cooler:
- Pre-chill: Place already chilled items into the cooler and consider pre-freezing them to extend the cooling time. Choose refrigerated items when shopping.
- Fill it up: Keep the cooler fully packed to prevent the escape of cold air. If necessary, add more food or beverages.
- Keep it closed: Minimize opening the cooler and promptly return refrigerated items after use.
- Ice packs and ice cubes: Use an adequate number of ice packs and, if needed, freeze plastic bottles filled with water. Slightly crush them before sealing to allow for expansion.