How To Pack Frozen Food For A Car-Ride
If you are traveling on a long journey by car, your first worry would be how to pack frozen food for a car-ride.Carrying food while driving is quite tricky. Thus, many people opt to carry frozen food so that there is no chance of spilling or scattering withing the car. Frozen food sustains the car ride because for food to be completely thawed you need to keep it for 24 hours in refrigerator or in a cool place. To pack frozen food you need the following:
- Plastic bags
- Ice (optional)
- Insulated bag
For packing frozen-food you can follow the below steps:
- First ensure that the packaging, in which the food is, does not have any holes, cracks, or openings. It has to be completely sealed to avoid the food from spilling out of the packaging.
- Then put the frozen food packet in a plastic bag and secure tightly by sticking with tape. Now assemble a few sheets on newspaper in layers and place this packed frozen food on those newspaper sheets. Start folding it from one side at a time and secure tightly with tape. Newspaper is important for two reasons. It absorbs the fluids or moisture if there is any tear or hole in the plastic bag. Secondly it keeps the frozen food cooler for longer period of time because it provides insulation.
- If you are going to put the frozen food on ice in a container, then cover the newspaper wrapped frozen food in a final covering of plastic bag and cling film as well.
- Once packed, the frozen food can be kept in a cooler or an insulation bag. The cooler can be used to carry big pieces of food such as chicken, steak, turkey, or fish. The insulation bag can be used to carry small items for the road.
- Placing the cooler and the insulation bag at the right place in the car is the most important part of packing the frozen food. If that is not done properly the whole effort that you put in securing the frozen food will be wasted. Place the cooler and the insulation bag on a flat surface in the car where there is less space for sliding or toppling. Keep them away from heat and sunlight. Thus, do not keep them on the car floor as it radiates heat.