THREE COOL THINGS: FOOD STORAGE
By Paul Strubell of Dirt Orcas – 10/6/17
This edition of Three Cool Thing focuses on food storage while you are on the road. It’s one of the things that draws a line of demarcation between weekend warriors and long term overland travelers and adventure motorcyclist.
The ability to keep food hot or cold for an extended period of time while living out of your vehicle can make or break the experience. Here are a few items you may want to consider if saving food for later is part of your needs.
- Yeti Hooper Flip 8 – $199 – Most yeti Coolers could be listed as a valuable resource, but I like this one because of its soft but ridged frame. It’s size also makes it perfect for fitting inside your top box or on the pillion seat. It’s tough enough to strap down and handle the elements on the bike. If you are in an overland vehicle this coolers makes a great day trip companion or fishing buddy. I have been in plenty of situations where I’d like to hit store a few hours before making camp or find myself needing to keep some food and drink cold that wasn’t used the day before. This little bad-boy takes care of that nicely.
- Dometic Portable Refrigerator/Freezer – $459 – If you are planning to spend a few days in your car camping and travelling, a standard cooler filled with ice will suffice, but if you are truly heading out on the road the ice limits of your cooler start to hold you back. Enter the Dometic Fridge/Freezer combo. You can run it off your car or set it up to run of solar panels. Bringing the comforts of home on the road and really expanding your menu and food storage capabilities. They come in wide variety of sizes to handle your available vehicle space and the size of your group.
- Mr. Dakai Insulated Lunch Boxes – $32.99 – Having the ability to take leftovers or store warm food that you haven’t eaten while on the road starts to make a lot more sense when you are out long term. The amount of money you save and the amount of waste you create can really add up. However, it’s easy to combat with these tidy little warm storage containers. perfect for kids meals if they don’t eat or if your own eyes are bigger than your stomach at the diner, I highly recommend travelling with at least one of these.