I can only think of one thing worse than a warm beer in the hot sun. That thing? Food poisoning. That’s it. Nothing else.
So you know what I fear more than anything? An ineffective cooler.
Imagine the scenario: you’re camping on a Saturday in mid-July. But this isn’t “family camping.” This is “day drinking” camping. We’ve all been there, right?
It’s hot and sticky, 2:00 PM, and you’re wobbling around like a baby deer in high heels. This is what I like to call “halftime.” You need some shade, some food, some ice cold light beer, and maybe a little snooze. So you open up your cooler only to find a vivid vision of Hell staring you in the face. Ice melted into a tiny sea of bathwater dotted with the floating survivors: curdled mayonnaise, slimy burgers and cheese, and, horror of horrors, warm beer.
This is Camping Armageddon. The good times are no longer rolling and your addled, buzzed, baby deer brain can’t quite believe your bad luck. My friends, this is a tragedy.
Luckily, the world has finally produced a man brave enough to tackle this problem head on. This patriot, Ryan McGann, is attempting to mass produce the world’s first solar-powered cooler. Indeed, we live in an age of miracles.
McGann’s cooler is fully powered by the sun, so you can pretty much guarantee that it will work wherever you want to take it. Camping? Boating? Picnic? It’s always there for you to provide on-the-go chilling for perfectly frosty 42ºF drinks. Of course, because it’s basically a refrigerator in a portable box, you can also trust it to keep your perishable food in safe condition as well.
Best of all? You can use the SolarCooler as a source of power to charge up your phone, run a blender for margaritas, or plug in a light to cut through the blackness of the dark, dark night.
Obviously, the SolarCooler has applications far beyond a fun weekend of camping, and McGann even has aspirations to create a commercial model that can transport vaccines. So all cheekiness aside, go check out his IndieGoGo fundraising page and throw a few shekels at the project if you’re so inclined.