Coolers are designed to retain temperature. Obviously, this is why they’re so great at keeping our drinks and food cold. And pre-chilling your cooler can help keep it cool longer.
This tip comes courtesy of Epicurious. They explain:
…if you store your cooler in the hot attic of your house or the hot garage, make sure you bring it in the house and open it up to air out a day before packing it. Ideally, you’ll want to get it cold. DJ Bell, the director of product marketing from Yeti Coolers, recommends dumping a “sacrificial” bag of ice in your empty cooler to chill it for at least a few hours before packing it. (Discard that ice before you start packing—it’s done its job.)
You can check out the full post at the link below.
How to Pack Your Cooler for Camping the Right Way | Epicurious
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