Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Camping at Disney World
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-28-2012, 06:43 AM   #1
mouseketeer_mom
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,062

traveling with dry ice?

So we will be the traveling MD to the Fort. DH and I will be pulling our TT with our three kids. My brother, his wife and their two kids are flying down and renting a camper from campatthefort. DH and I will be taking their "big stuff" with us (ie kids bikes, coolers etc) I will precook many of our meals and so will DS-in-law. How do I get all that frozen food down there? Dry ice? Anyone had experience with this before? Do I just thow it in a cooler and go, just like regular ice?

How long will it last? Do I need to package my frozen stuff a certain way?

If anyone has done this before and can offer advice, it would be greatly appreciated.
__________________
mouseketeer_mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 07:51 AM   #2
retired and happy
Auburn-him/Alabama-her
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Stone Mountain GA
Posts: 1,213

Put it in the bottom of the cooler with a layer of thick paper below and above it. Put the food on top of that. Will it be in the car with you? Dry ice is carbon dioxide, which will turn to a gas as it "melts" This carbon dioxide has to go somewhere. Above all, do not touch the dry ice with exposed skin.

The place you buy the stuff should be able tyo let you know how long a certain size block will last.

Wait! if you have a TT, why not just put the food in the fridge freezer, unless there is too much. And I don't know where you are or how long you need to keep stuff frozen.
retired and happy is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 09-28-2012, 08:16 AM   #3
mouseketeer_mom
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,062

Quote:
Originally Posted by retired and happy View Post
Put it in the bottom of the cooler with a layer of thick paper below and above it. Put the food on top of that. Will it be in the car with you? Dry ice is carbon dioxide, which will turn to a gas as it "melts" This carbon dioxide has to go somewhere. Above all, do not touch the dry ice with exposed skin.

The place you buy the stuff should be able tyo let you know how long a certain size block will last.

Wait! if you have a TT, why not just put the food in the fridge freezer, unless there is too much. And I don't know where you are or how long you need to keep stuff frozen.
Thank you! Unfortunately, the camper freezer won't hold all the frozen stuff we will have for 9 people for 8 days. The cooler will ride in the back of the truck. It will be at the end of November so hopefully it will be relatively cool and the dry ice will last.

Thanks for the info!
__________________
mouseketeer_mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 08:25 AM   #4
Tented1
Mouseketeer
 
Tented1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southwest Louisiana.
Posts: 173

Google it! I also looked into using DI from what I recall u also have to leave the plug open on the ice chest for the RE previously posted: it is a gas. I know there are some good articles on using dry ice. You may also want to look into rock salt. HAPPY CAMPING : )
__________________


WDW 1969 WDL 1985 CBR 2007
Tented1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 11:22 AM   #5
AuntBJ
DIS Veteran
 
AuntBJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 757

Just an idea for you if you tow with a truck. Do you happen to have a small chest freezer? I have seen lots of people put the small freezer on the back of the truck, cover it with some sort of insulation (like a hot water heater blanket or duct work insulation). There are several ways to keep it frozen. A friend would leave with the freezer packed and travel 1200 miles and it would stay frozen. He had a heavy duty cig. lighter converter and would run it for an hour or so at a time and then when he stopped for the night, he would plug it in. You see this a lot at Hunting Island state park in South Carolina where people are shrimping while camping. We did it 1 time while camping at Huntington Beach state park. If you don't have it completely full, finish off with bags of ice. A full freezer will stay frozen longer than a partial fill.
__________________

Off site - 5/85, 1/98, 2/00ASMU - 3/02, 5/02(twice), 10/03, 12/06Ft. Wilderness Cabins - 2/03POFQ -2/03 & 12/04Camping @ FW - 11/04 & 6/08POP 11/07
AuntBJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 01:37 PM   #6
luckycharm19335
DIS Veteran
 
luckycharm19335's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Downingtown, PA
Posts: 916

I would be careful with dry ice.
I do admit that I don't know much about it.
I have however, received many food items from QVC that were packed in it.
The items have always arrived at my home frozen solid.
Do your research.
__________________
8(:-)
Gil & Glenna
2008 Discovery 40X
luckycharm19335 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 07:02 AM   #7
EpcotQueen
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bethlehem, Pa
Posts: 352

I used dry ice to keep food stuff frozen for a long drive from PA to Nantucket. As someone else said, put dry ice on bottom, cover with paper and then place frozen food on top. If I remember correctly the dry ice lasted longer than the food did. We ate it all! It was a 2 day drive and a ferry ride to Nantucket.
EpcotQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 12:30 PM   #8
Tented1
Mouseketeer
 
Tented1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southwest Louisiana.
Posts: 173

Here's one good site:

http://www.dryiceinfo.com/camping.htm
__________________


WDW 1969 WDL 1985 CBR 2007
Tented1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.