I picked this tip up from a mate of mine, Rupert, who has driven his Land Rover from London to Cape Town, around Australia and from the bottom of South America to Alaska.
It's fair to say he has some serious road trip experience.
Some years ago, preserved fruit like peaches and pears started to be sold in sealable containers that you could keep in the fridge after they were opened.
Much better than steel cans which really need to be used completely once they are opened.
I'm sure the fruit companies didn't have us in mind but nevertheless, it turns out that the empty containers make perfect storage containers for us road trippers.
For around $3.50 each you get a big container of fruit and the added bonus of a very versatile container.
- They are square shaped which maximises your storage space - no air gaps - and stops them moving around.
- They are strong so highly unlikely to break when the going gets rough.
- They have good airtight seals so will keep the contents fresh and the dust and moisture out.
- They are big enough to hold a decent amount of whatever it is you want to put in them.
- They have a big wide mouth so you can fit things like soup packets and flavour sachets in them.
- They have a big flat top so you can stack them 2 or 3 high or put other items on top.
- You can throw them in the dishwasher after you've eaten all the fruit and after your road trips.
I reckon you'd be hard pressed to design a better storage container for road trippers like us and as an added bonus they come complete with fruit!