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It's time to go on holiday! The boot of the car is full. You just need to find a little space for the last little bits and pieces. And then off you go for a few days or a few weeks of adventure. All this, with a minimum of comfort and something nice to eat, because nature increases your appetite.
Here are some tips on how to choose and use your cooler well. To sum-up, enough to keep you safe from unpleasant surprises.
There's no miracle, to keep your food fresh, especially if you're going out in the sun, it's best to equip yourself with a cooler. Good news: You can find for all needs and for all budgets. To guide you in buying a cooler, we've had a good look at what's on the market for you. Off we go for a quick review and some useful tips for choosing your portable fridge 😉
The isothermal backpack
For backpackers and nomads. The essential item if you're planning long family hikes.For a day trip, it's up to you to choose the capacity of your cooler bag according to the number of family members. Easy to transport, however, it keeps food fresh for a shorter period of time.Also, when you know you're going to be carrying it around all day, you don't necessarily want to fill it with freezer blocks.Yeah ... heavy!
The best option: an isothermal backpack in addition to a classic cooler if you're spending several days camping or in a camp-site.
The soft cooler
For when the boot of the car is full, and you want to conserve food fresh for around 20 hours. Perfect for a weekend camping, it inflates, deflates, and hardly takes up any space when empty.
Its strong point: doesn't need a freezer pack.No need to think about freezing them before you leave, and that's pretty cool, because there is so much more to prepare when going away for the weekend!
The rigid cooler
This one, we've all seen and seen again.
It's the best-seller for our family picnics.And with its vintage aspect remains just as efficient as always.If we already have this must-have at home, we obviously keep it. e are not here to encourage you to over-consume 😉
The electric cooler
For 4-star camping.No need to ask ourselves too many questions. Everything stays fresh, as long as you remember to book a camping spot with a power outlet. Downside:it is not the most environmentally friendly, but it is arguably the most practical if you don't have the opportunity to go to the market or go shopping as easily as you would like during a camping trip.
Practically, everything.Theoretically, it's best to be careful and not risk an indigestion.Let's be careful with perishable goods. It would be a shame to ruin your holiday because of poorly preserved food, right? To avoid the worst, here's a little advice.
Dry foods do not need to be kept in a cooler or isothermal backpack.They might get wet and then all you can do is throw them away. Of course, don't store them in full sunlight. Store them in the shade, in an airtight bag or box ideally, away from small animals. And little fingers, when it's not yet time for tea.
Meat and prepared meals can be frozen before leaving. That way, they last longer.They must not have been frozen and thawed beforehand.
Choose instead food that keeps well. And then, once there, it's a pleasure (when possible) to do your shopping in a local market.Fresh seasonal fruit and veg is always better.