When we go on vacation, we like to carry our own milk and drinks from home because it is more economical than purchasing items along the way at convenience stores. Several days in advance of our trip, I start collecting ice from our icemaker so that we don't have to purchase that either. Most motels have little refrigerators in the room now, so when we get to our destination, we pour out the ice and use the refrigerator for our food until the morning we leave and then we use the ice the motel provides to fill the ice chest again. One year while in Santa Fe, New Mexico, we ran across Socorro, New Mexico green chili. The vendor roasted them and we purchased zipper bags, divided all the chili up into bags, packed them on ice and brought them home. We would be lost without bringing this ice chest along. We never know what it is going to be hauling home, though it is always something tasty. I highly recommend this ice chest. It is sturdy and we really appreciate the wheels so we don't have to carry it.