The Fourth of July is next week, and that means parades in the morning, cookouts in the afternoon, and fireworks at night. You’ll need to figure out how to keep all your food and drinks cold all day long if, like a lot of people, you plan on traveling to visit friends and family this fourth. And you’ll need to get all those leftovers home without them going bad. We’ve got two words for you: dry ice.
Use It in Your Cooler
First thing’s first. Check out our post on Dry Ice Safety 101. When you’re done reading through that post, consider how much dry ice you’ll need. The rule of thumb is about 10 pounds of dry ice per 15 inches of cooler space for a full 24 hours of cooling. You can adjust the amount you need to the size of your cooler, how much you plan to pack in it, and how long you need to keep it cool. Wrapping the dry ice in newspaper will make it easier to handle and make it last longer. Placing the dry ice on the bottom of your cooler will also help make taking things out easier, but putting it on top of your food and drinks will keep them cooler.
Will It Last
If you keep your cooler out of the sun and closed for most of the day, you should be fine. Technically speaking, dry ice sublimates at a rate of 5-10 pounds per day in an ice chest. As per our suggestions above, a minimum of 10 pounds per 15 inches in a cooler should survive your Fourth of July adventures.
Contact Dry Ice Corp. for All Your Dry Ice Needs
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice products and customized delivery services in the Northeastern United States, from Virginia all the way up to Maine. And because our dry ice is supplied by manufacturing plants located right here in the Northeast, we can guarantee freshness. Other suppliers, meanwhile, get their dry ice from manufacturing plants as much as 1,000 miles away, which has a direct impact on product freshness. Ready to get your dry ice? Click here!
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