Ideas for Using Ice Boxes and Coolers

Nothing goes easily and smoothly on an empty stomach – it’s impossible for anyone to function properly without food and water. There’s no focus, no concentration, definitely no patience, and most certainly no positive mood for doing anything productive. But then again, when you’re away from home and don’t have any access to food, what is there to do but starve? Unless of course, you were smart enough to prepare something to take with you before you hit the road.


You should always consider taking with you a toast, maybe some boiled eggs, or something that can be easily packed and prepared fast and easy.You just need one key piece to keep it all together safely stored in the right temperature: ice boxes and coolers.

As cooling units, ice boxes and coolers serve the purpose of storing your food and drinks when you plan on being away from civilization for longer hours, or in places where there’s no stores to buy food and no restaurants to order something cooked. Think of these like the piece of equipment to always have ready, especially when you plan on taking long road trips. Here are a few ideas on how to use them.

When you want to enjoy in nature
Plan a one day trip to the nearest hill and organise a picnic for you and your family. The first thing that probably comes to your mind in these cases is the straw basket we’re used to seeing in cartoons, that carries all the food and the other picnic essentials. The thing is, that kind of basket is useful only if you’re organizing a picnic in the nearest park or in some backyard in the neighbourhood as the food cannot be left like that because it can go bad pretty fast. Ice boxes on the other hand, actually have ice in their lower part that keeps the food cold so it doesn’t spoil. The same goes for coolers that serve for holding drinks in them – perfectly cold beer even after hours of riding.

Fishing without food? – No, thanks
Fishing is a mental activity. Yes, a mental activity because your body doesn’t work at all while doing it, and if you’re not able to relax, it will be all in vain. And mental exhaustion also requires food! So if you like fishing, make sure you take food and drinks with you. But real food, not snacks. Maybe while you wait for the fish to catch the bait, you’d like to do a little grilling? Why not, when you can have your meat perfectly frozen in your ice box.

So to finish the discussion, I’d say that buying a cooler and an ice box was by far the best thing I did in the name of comfort during my travels. I am not a man who handles hunger very pleasantly, so keeping something aside for the times of crisis is actually a smart move.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.