Are you an avid camper but are always wondering how to keep your food fresh on your trip? Well the solution is dry ice! If you’re going away for a weekend or longer where you won’t have access to electricity, dry ice can be used to keep your supplies cold for the length of your trip. Electric coolers can be expensive and will also drain your vehicle battery and regular ice in a normal cooler will melt quickly leaving behind a puddle of water. Dry ice is a cheap and effective alternative to keep your supplies fresh for longer so all you have to worry about is planning your next adventure!
A few tips on how to keep your camping supplies frozen or chilled using dry ice:
How much dry ice should I need?
How long you plan to go away for will determine how much dry ice is required. Generally, for a four day trip you will need around 10 – 15 kilograms. Start off with two kilograms of dry ice in your cooler with the regular ice, leaving the remaining dry ice in the polystyrene box we provided it to you in. You should then top up the dry ice in your cooler each day. Please refer to our Dry Ice Table to determine how much dry ice you will need.
When using dry ice for your camping or fishing trip you must ALWAYS: