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Are you’re planning a picnic, barbecue, or tailgating party? If so, you might be wondering how you’re going to keep those drinks cold in the hot weather. You could use regular ice in the cooler, but pretty soon your brews are going to be swimming in lukewarm water. Plus, you can’t exactly store your snacks in there without them getting waterlogged.
Dry ice is great for coolers in that, well, it’s dry! The only problem is that it’s so cold, handling dry ice can actually give you frostbite. How on earth can you pack a cooler with dry ice?
Why use dry ice instead of regular ice?
Dry ice is the solid, or frozen form, of carbon dioxide. It’s significantly colder than regular ice, with a surface temperature of -109.3° Fahrenheit. As it breaks down, dry ice reverts to carbon dioxide, evaporating into a gas …