Believe it or not, there’s a fine art to packing a picnic basket or Esky.
Keep your picnic food safe all day long with our fail-safe guide to up your picnic packing game.
1. Start out with a mix of ice packs on the bottom, then layer with more ice packs and a bag of servo ice cubes as you go, packing as densely as possible.
2. Pack your food in order of when you’ll use it, aiming to have any raw BBQ meat for dinner packed on the bottom to avoid cross contamination.
3. If you can, keep the food in one picnic basket or Esky and the drinks in the other. A blast of hot air every time someone wants to grab a bevvy is not the best way to keep your cold cuts from turning into warm cuts.
4. Keep your picnic basket or Esky in the shade if possible; while it is insulated, it’s not completely heat proof. If your ice does melt, remember that water holds the cold better than air.
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