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What is the Best Way to Pack a Cooler for a Road Trip or Tailgating?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in Driving Tips | Comments Off on What is the Best Way to Pack a Cooler for a Road Trip or Tailgating?

When you’re driving for a prolonged amount of time with frozen foods, a cooler that you’ve filled with ice (preferably near the top) is an easy way of keeping frozen foods frozen—or cold enough for safe eating later at least. When food temperatures rise over 40 degrees Fahrenheit, the food’s good for roughly two hours, and then bacteria will start to multiply to risky levels. Fortunately, frozen foods can transport well for several hours when packed well in a cooler and placed immediately into a freezer upon your arrival at your final destination. However, though it sounds like a basic task, packing a cooler full of frozen food needs to be done properly to ensure the food will be safe to eat after traveling. Here’s what you need to do: Pick a Good Cooler For a shorter trip, you...

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When You See Animals Trapped in Hot Vehicles

Posted by on Aug 9, 2019 in Driving Tips, Safety Tips | Comments Off on When You See Animals Trapped in Hot Vehicles

With the dog days of summer officially here, there will most likely be a number of clueless, sometimes cruel people who leave cats, dogs, and other animals inside hot vehicles. As many hopefully know, leaving animals in hot vehicles—even for just a couple of minutes with the windows slightly down or in a shaded spot—is akin to leaving human babies in there alone. Per PETA, vehicles can easily hit temperatures of 100 or 102 degrees Fahrenheit on 78-degree days in a few minutes. If it’s 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside, temperatures inside a vehicle can reach 160 degrees, making it an actual death sentence for living creatures. Depending on your town, county, or state, Good Samaritans attempting to save pets from hot vehicles can be praised as heroes (which they are) or they could face charges like criminal trespass or...

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