Why You Should Own A Travel Cooler

Imagine yourself sun bathing on the beach on a hot summer day with a warm can of soda. Now imagine yourself in the same scenario with an ice cold can of soda. Over 99% of the time, most people would choose to find themselves in the second scenario. Thanks to portable travel coolers, you never again have to find yourself in a hot and uncomfortable situation without a cold beverage at hand.

Travel Cooler

Travel coolers are much more than ice filled portable plastic boxes. High quality ice coolers are designed with the technology to refrigerate your food all day long. Simply plug your travel cooler into a normal power outlet, or in some cases, a vehicle cigarette lighter in order to keep your beverages, sandwiches, frozen treats, and other cold items constantly chilled. If there is no electrical outlet available at your final destination, the cooler’s insulated walls will keep everything cool long after you unplug it.

When to Use a Travel Cooler

Travel coolers are ideal for a wide variety of occasions. Not only have they become popular among the beach crowd, but they are a popular choice for camping trips, picnics, tailgate parties, long haul truck driving, transient work sites, sporting events, and other events and locations that call for cool beverages and food. Travel coolers are especially beneficial to have around when it is imperative that the cooler’s contents stay cold or even frozen in order to avoid potential health concerns or unnecessary discomfort.
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The Benefits of Portable Washers

Most people are still under the impression that there are only two options when it comes to laundry, both of which may be very inconvenient under a number of circumstances. Many homeowners like the convenience of a traditional washer and dryer, but many do not have the space or proper connections if your home or apartment is older. Though it’s usually the fall back plan, bringing laundry to a Laundromat can be inconvenient, time-consuming, and costly.

With the advent of portable washers, there is now another alternative to investing in a traditional washer and dryer set or lugging laundry to the laundromat. These compact washers do not need very much space at all, and there are many benefits that come along with owning a portable washer.

These machines allow homeowners with no extra room to have an alternative to using the laundromat. They are also a very cost efficient and energy efficient option, perfect for small spaces or for people who travel frequently.

Portable Washers: A Compact Alternative

While there are many different options for this type of washer, for the most part, they are compact, top-loading and do not require a connection to a water line. They are generally smaller than 3 feet high, with most of them having a depth of about 2 feet.

As there are a variety of options, the weight of each unit will vary; some weigh less than 50 pounds, while others check in at over 100 pounds. The water capacity of these washers also varies, though the range generally falls somewhere between 1 and 2 cubic feet. There are several settings available for these washers, and while each unit will vary, most offer settings for the level of water, the cycle, and the speed.
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Top Commercial Products: EdgeStar Portable Fridge Freezer

EdgeStar 63 Qt Fridge Freezer

Our 63 Qt. portable fridge freezer by EdgeStar is going to be featured in Berks County Living Magazine in the upcoming months. This magazine targets the outdoor life of residents in the camping and sportsman community of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Portable fridge freezers are one of the most popular and highly-liked appliances available in the market. Lots of the users, especially people who are into road traveling and sports, prefer to have one portable fridge freezer with them. If you are into any kind of business or work that requires you to spend a lot time traveling and moving from place to place, especially during hot weather where there is a great need of cold drink, then without any doubt this portable fridge freezer is an ideal choice for you.

Secondly, while traveling in some areas it is quite impossible to get fresh and hygienic food. Having a portable fridge freezer with you allows you to keep fresh and healthy foods with you during your trips, so you don’t have to survive on fast food or waste money at restaurants.

Bright Ideas for Camping: Part 2

Here is the second installment of our camping gear series. You can check out part 1 right here. If you’re getting the itch to go camping, then keep reading as we offer even more items that will make your camping trip go smoothly and a lot more fun.

Be sure to share your best camping tips in the comments.

Peak Car Battery Tester5. Peak 12V Car Battery Tester

The must-have diagnostic tool for checking your car’s battery charge is the Peak 12V car battery tester. This battery tester can help prevent you from being stranded with a dead battery, which is never a good thing, camping or otherwise. The Peak 12V car battery tester comes with these great features:

- Checks battery, engine and alternator charge
- Fits in any 12V cigarette lighter socket
- Takes up very little space

Fagor Cast Aluminum Griddle6. Fagor Cast Aluminum Griddle

If you are a fan of taking a cast skillet camping, you will love the Fagor cast aluminum griddle. Like a cast skillet, the Fagor griddle is easy to clean and can withstand high temperatures. The extended cooking surface area is great for cooking bacon, sausages and burgers. Here are some other reasons why the Fagor cast aluminum griddle is great for camping:

- Cook over the campfire or over a stove, can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees F
- Cook-and-serve convenience
- Easy to clean and use

Yakima Bike Hitch7. Yakima BigHorn 4-Bike Hitch

A bike hitch is a great way to free up more storage space in your car and trunk. It also means that you won’t have to drive your car anywhere once at the campgrounds, you can bike if you need to go anywhere. This Yakima bike hitch is a great value with a lifetime warranty. Some of its features include:

- Patented anti-sway bike cradles prevent bike-to-bike contact
- Lifetime warranty
- Has wheel straps for added security

Peak Jump Starter8. Peak Jump Starter / Inflator & 12V Power Source

This Peak jump starter is a great buy with all of the additional features allowing you to simultaneously use other electronics, including cellphones, MP3 players and radios. It’s suitable for use in cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles. This jump starter features:

- A USB outlet & AC outlet
- Three LED worklights
- Two 12 Volt power outlets

EdgeStar Portable Fridge Freezer9. EdgeStar 43 Quart Portable Fridge / Freezer

This EdgeStar portable fridge freezer will save you the cost of buying bags of ice for each camping trip. The Fast Freeze button is an amazing feature that allows you to cool the contents down super quickly. The freezer can also be used to store your day’s catch if you want to go fishing while camping. This unit also has:

- Digital thermostat that is adjustable from -8-50 degrees F
- Cool warm beverages down quickly with the Fast Freeze button
- Uses either AC or DC power

 

What other appliances do you like to have while camping?

Bright Ideas for Camping: Part 1

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Spring weather tends to draw us back to the desire to go out and enjoy nature. Even if just for a weekend, time spent immersed in nature’s glory allows us to recharge for the upcoming week and enjoy quality time with friends and family. Living Direct offers many compact appliances and other products that are perfect for your outdoor travel adventures. These products make great additions to your camping equipment supply.

Be sure to share your best camping tips in the comments!

EdgeStar mini Kegerator1. EdgeStar Mini Kegerator

Nature lovers are doing more to practice “Leave No Trace” camping. This portable mini kegerator is an easy way to avoid the task of storing, carrying and cleaning up multiple cans and bottles. As an added bonus, you can rest assured that it will be easy to make friends with your neighbors at your campsite. The EdgeStar mini kegerator’s highlights include:

- Electronic temperature controls
- Compact size
- AC/DC power compatibility

Peak 30 LED Rechargeable Worklight2. Peak 30 LED Rechargeable Worklight

This flashlight’s affordable price, flexible design and durability make it a must-have for outdoor expeditions. The Peak 30 LED rechargeable worklight has an integrated hook making it great for hanging from a tree or inside of your tent. Powerful LED lighting technology and the thought of no disposable batteries is a win-win for me. The highlights of the Peak rechargeable worklight include:

- 8 hours of continuous use on a single charge
- An ultra strong magnet and 360 degree swivel hook for hanging, mounting or both
- An LED flashlight tip that lets you direct light when you don’t need all 30 LEDs

Peak Power Inverter & Charger3. Peak 150 Watt Cup Power Inverter

While it is nice to unplug from technology while camping, who’s to say that you can’t have your mobile phones, cameras and other electronic devices charged up and ready on the way home. With two USB ports and two AC outlets, you can charge two electronic devices, a mattress pump and a camera simultaneously. The Peak power inverter is a great choice for camping because:

- Can charge four electronic devices at the same time
- Includes two USB ports and two standard 3-prong AC outlets
- Has a secure, sleep and compact cup-like design

ShelterLogic Popup Canopy4. ShelterLogic Popup Canopy

This canopy is easy to use and provides relief from the elements; whether it’s the sun shining or a bit of rain. A truly high-quality item with drip-free seams and anti-fungal agents, the ShelterLogic 10×10 popup canopy is the perfect complement to a relaxing day camping. The features that make this canopy great are:

- Quick and easy set up
- Sealed with water proof tape for drip-free seams
- Canopy made of patented fade blockers and anti-fungal agents

 

Part 2 of our Bright Ideas for Camping series can be found here!