There’s nothing new about portable fridges being essential to keeping food fresh but you might not know which one is best to take to a campsite. That’s why we’ve detailed everything you need to know about portable fridges in this post.
This article will explain how portable fridges for a campsite are different to the portable coolers you take to the beach. It will also outline things to consider when choosing a fridge, including their main features, most habitual sizes and more. Read on!
What should your portable fridge be like?
First of all, you should know that a portable cooler for the beach is suitable for a day at most, meaning the space available is less than what you have in a portable fridge for camping.
The materials, sizes and uses are very different. In a portable fridge for camping you need more space to store food for longer. You can choose between a conventional cooler and an electric fridge. What would you choose?
How to choose the best fridge for camping
As mentioned previously, a good portable fridge for camping should have some basic features that meet your needs. What do we mean by this? Keep reading to find out!
- Easy to transport. In other words, it should have rigid handles so it can easily be carried by one or two people. There are also some that have wheels, making these an incredible option that only requires one person to move it about.
- Convenient. The weight should be proportional to the amount of food you wish to store inside it. If you are taking tall bottles, such as those that can contain a litre of liquid, you should perhaps look for a fridge that is tall enough. An electric fridge is often more convenient than a conventional cooler as it will maintain a stable temperature while it is connected to a power supply.
- The size depends on several factors, such as the number of people travelling with you and the boot space you have available. Make a mental note and calculate the space your luggage and other things accompanying you will require. Then you’ll know the size of fridge that will fit in your car and the food that must fit inside it.
Before continuing, you need to know about the two most common portable fridge sizes so you have an idea of the space they require. Fridge capacity is measured in litres and although there are different sizes available, those measuring 30 and 38 litres are usually the best choices.
These two sizes have varying heights and widths. The tallest are designed to store bottles and the widest are more suited to storing food. The features of both vary based on whether they are electric fridges or conventional coolers.
Everything you need for a great camping holiday!
A fridge is just one essential item you’ll need but you must also ensure you have a sleeping bag if you’re going to be sleeping in a tent. You can buy light summer ones and thicker ones for winter, meaning you can find one to suit the temperature. However, if you change your sleeping bag for a campsite with all the facilities necessary for a perfect stay your experience will be even better!
Sandwiches are an excellent option on days you don’t feel like cooking much or trying hundreds of different combinations but you shouldn’t live solely off sandwiches. For this reason, a campsite with gas facilities means you can prepare food that must be cooked so you can eat good, hot food. Don’t forget your saucepan and frying pan!
A torch is another staple on a camping experience. We also recommend you check the weather forecast before packing your bags. Pack clothes for cooler days and nights, such as a long-sleeved t-shirt, a thin jacket or a thicker one, socks and some closed-toe footwear to ensure the fun never stops on your trip away!
Do you have everything you need for your holiday on a campsite?
The world of camping is increasingly presented as a luxury alternative, meaning it is no longer synonymous with austerity. Quite the opposite in fact: today, it is viewed as a wonderful adventure on which you can enjoy all the comforts you require.
We almost forgot: always remember to take mosquito repellent. Now go and pack your bags. Will you be travelling with family or friends? You’re in for some fun!