Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Cold Beer Always Handy; Portable Fridge Has Many Practical Benefits

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Cold Beer Always Handy; Portable Fridge Has Many Practical Benefits

Article excerpt

A PORTABLE fridge may seem like a real luxury when taking off on four-wheel-drive trips, but once you own one and start experiencing its benefits you'll wonder how you ever lived without one.

For starters, the money you'll save in being able to bulk buy your food and drink from large supermarkets and discount stores rather than a[approximately]topping up' at servos and less-than-great food shops while touring is substantial.

And if for no better reason, I like nothing more than being able to reach for a perfectly chilled beer from my own fridge after a tough day of off-roading. Warm beer can ruin a good night.

You can buy portable fridges ranging in size from about 18 litres up to massive 110-litre models.

They can be made from steel, fibreglass or the same stuff your garbage bins are. Ask an expert's advice on which would be best for your specific use; a fibreglass fridge will be more efficient than a steel one, but won't fare as well if it gets bashed around in your 4x4. …

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