Summer is almost coming, which means there’s still time to plan for camping. Nothing makes camping more effortless and comfortable than having dry ice to maintain your food and beverages cold and safe. Things may certainly go wrong without the use of dry ice. So, let’s review some safety information and the best uses of dry ice to elevate your camping experience this summer.
How to Pack Dry Ice
Dry ice is known to have a frigid temperature of -109.3 degrees Fahrenheit. At its base form, dry ice is a solid which converts into a gas below those temperatures. The result of that sublimation is what provides refrigeration. Unlike its H20 counterpart, dry ice doesn’t melt or make a mess! When it’s done “melting,” it has evaporated into the air.
Dry ice is available in blocks, rice, and pellets. Long-lasting blocks are recommended for usage over an extended time. Due to their similarity to packing peanuts, dry ice pellets are great for the commercial packing of drinks, food, and medical equipment. Fortunately, food manufacturers, hospitals, and transportation services prefer pellets since they eliminate wasted space. Also, fine rice is the tiniest commercially available form of dry ice. It’s suitable for dry ice blasting and blast cleaning.
Transporting Dry Ice
For transportation, make sure to wrap your dry ice in newspaper layers. Place the dry ice at the bottom, below your food or drink, in the container. Then, fill the remaining container with newspaper to remove empty space and maximize the efficiency of the dry ice’s cooling properties. Lastly, avoid handling dry ice with your bare hands. Always wear long sleeves and gloves when camping, and store it away from your camper or tent.
Dry Ice vs. Regular Ice
Dry ice is ideal for keeping your products cold during longer trips. Rather than worrying about dumping out water or stopping to replenish your supply of dry ice, you should ensure your container is adequately insulated. Most importantly, the dry ice must be ventilated if you have it in an enclosed area. It is recommended that you put any containers with dry ice in the trunk. Avoid traveling with dry ice if your vehicle doesn’t have a trunk.
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Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge number of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200, or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.