Camping remains a popular activity even during the age of the Internet. Millennials and members of Generation X make up three-quarters of all campers, and Millennials alone make up 40 percent of everyone who goes camping at any given time. When you’re camping for any period of time, it’s important to bring along all of the supplies you will need for the trip. This is especially true if you’re going tent camping and you won’t have access to a refrigerator or a freezer to keep your food supplies cold during the trip. There are several options for keeping food items cool during a camping trip and this article will look at three of them.
- Soft Side Coolers: One way you can keep food items cool during a camping trip is by using soft side coolers to store your food in. As its name implies, soft sided coolers are coolers made of a flexible fabric or synthetic material on the outside and lines with a material on the inside that helps to keep cool air in and warm air out. Soft side coolers are ideal for short weekend camping trips because they are easily portable and great at carrying small supplies of food that can last a few days.
- Hard Coolers: Another way you can keep food items cool during a camping trip is by using hard sided coolers. Hard coolers come in a variety of sizes but generally speaking they are larger than soft side coolers and can be used to store a large variety of food supplies. Hard coolers are best for longer camping trips because they can be used to haul a large amount of food supplies to your camp site and can be easily stored in the back of your vehicle during the trip, which will further keep your food safe from roaming animals.
- Fridge Freezers: A third option for keeping your food items cool during a camping trip is to use a portable fridge freezer. A fridge freezer is shaped like a hard cooler, but it can be plugged into a power outlet to keep the items inside cool. Fridge freezers are typically best if you’re going camping in a cabin or an RV trailer, since both tend to have electrical outlets. Some tent campsites will have an outdoor power source available, but this is not always the case, it depends on the campground.
In conclusion, there are several ways you can keep food items cool while you go on a camping trip. These include using soft side coolers, hard coolers, or fridge freezers to store your perishable food items. Each type of cooler is ideal for a different type of trip: soft coolers are best for short trips, hard coolers are best for longer trips, and fridge freezers work best if you’re staying in a cabin or an RV trailer.