So this year we plan on doing some road tripping and a good amount of camping. For the past 5 years Kristin and I have made it important to make some alone time for and usually have turned it into a vacation. Usually we have flown out of the state and left the kids with my family. But this is a whole new year with a whole new family member.
We had our 3rd child on June 6th, 2012. So last year we thought about what we are going to do for our yearly trip and time together without the kids. We thought about it, and with Mia, our new baby being so young leaving her alone for a extended period of time was not going to happen. So we made the decision to do some road tripping around the Pacific Northwest.
Our plan is to visit southern Oregon to see Crater Lake and then to come up the Eastside of Oregon back home through the backside of Mt. Hood. We also plan on a trip here in July to the Seattle area and 2 hours outside of Seattle to see Hood Canal and the Olympic National Park. We will be staying indoors, but may camp a couple of nights for our South-eastern Oregon trip. We plan on doing some local camping outside of Beaverton and Portland for at least 2 days at a time and several times during this summer.
When Kristin told me that we would be reviewing the Peak 12-volt cooler & warmer, I knew it would be great for trips. We will be using it to keep items cool for our road trips. So we will pack drinks, lunch items like meat and cheese, and other cool type of foods, we like yogurt. We will be packing ice packs for when we turn off the car, but on a strong battery, you can keep it plugged in while starting the engine every 3-4 hours to not drain the battery completely. Again, make sure your battery is fresh and strong. It can be used in your car, RV, and boat.
The Peak Cooler can store up to sixteen 12-ounce (2.9 gallons) cans to give you an idea of its volume. We don’t drink a lot of canned drinks, so we will use it for foods, drinks and snacks. The cooler can be switched to create cool to temps of 64 to 37F. And can be switched to keep foods warm keeping them at temperatures of 149 to 167F. It can be used to transport warm foods and can also be used to warm pre-warmed meals, fast foods, and leftovers. It cannot be used to cook or warm cold items. And for those fishers, it would be great to keep your fish cool.
It has a built-in 12 volt car plug adapter that stores away in a compartment. Its LED indicator will let you know if the unit is in warm (red/orange light) or cold (yellow/green light) mode. And after you unplug it or turn off your car, RV, or boat its insulated build will keep your foods warm and cold. It also has a padded carrying strap and 2 cup holders molded into the top.
We will be putting this to use this summer, and even to the park for picnics.
We were provided with a unit to review.