I don’t know about anyone else but there’s only one brand of cooler I buy and that’s a Coleman Cooler!
Coleman has been making quality coolers for a very long time & I have never had a bad experience with their products!
We usually end up with at least 4 coolers when we go camping because if you’re camping for 5 days or more you need to have enough food & beverages to last that long.
I don’t like running to a store every other day for food and I also like to only go for ice a few times at most while I’m camping. Tip to get the ice to last longer & the food & beverages to stay colder is to be sure the lids are closed tight at all times!! This is a challenge if the kids are camping with you because they don’t pay attention so you have to be diligent for them!!!
Food Cooler #1:
I like to have the food items you use a lot in one cooler, like all the condiments, eggs, margarine, fresh veggies & fruit.
Having these in one cooler keeps things more organized & then you aren’t digging through all kinds of coolers to get what you need for breakfast & snacks.
We try to take nutritious food on camping trips but sometimes you just need to put the Hershey s bars in sealed plastic containers that you can store in a cooler too. You gotta have S’Mores when you go camping!
Food Cooler #2:
In the second food cooler we always store pasta salads, bean salads, baked beans that are prepared ahead of time, meat that is sealed in plastic bags or containers, lunch meat for sandwiches, etc.
This keeps that organization going because the coolers we have will keep the ice in them for up to 5 days. However, they work best when you don’t have to open them constantly & .they need to be shut tight every time. This means you have to keep an on the children because they are notorious at not doing that!
Beverage Cooler #1:
We use the first beverage cooler for Milk, juice, drinking water, soda, coffee creamer, etc! This cooler will be opened & closed a lot so in order to save your ice & make it last longer, you have to make sure it’s shut after opening!!
A lot of the time camping we don’t bring soda but I know a lot of people do so I included it in the list. It’s not really that good for you or the kids but a lot of people drink it!
And yes we put drinking water in the cooler too because most of the time even if there is water available it’s not cold! Bringing one gallon of water with you is a great idea & then you can refill the water jug when it’s empty!
Beverage Cooler #2:
This cooler is for alcoholic beverages!!! Yes you are allowed to consume alcohol at camping grounds as long as the people consuming them are old enough! No underage drinking allowed.
So whether it’s beer, wine or hard liquor, that’s what gets stored & chilled in this cooler! We make sure the small children are fast asleep before we start drinking and the older children get to stay up. Very seldom does anyone get carried away with drinking but having a few around the campfire is OK!
People tend to sleep earlier when camping cause the fresh air helps you get tired early! So whether you’re young or old you’re probably going to be sleeping earlier than usual anyway!
I know this may seem like a bit of overkill to some people but when you have a family going camping means you bring a lot of food & beverages! The fresh air gives you a lot bigger appetite too! All the activities will too! Swimming is excellent for making you hungrier than usual.
I totally endorse Coleman as my cooler choice because of the quality construction of their coolers and I have never been disappointed by them. They are definitely worth every penny because they will last for years & years of use for the whole family!
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