This Coleman ice chest. Bossy and her family camped for a handful of years with a typical picnic ice chest, and it was an exercise in pain and suffering and ice that melts too quickly to water, ruining the cheese that is now floating in the bottom three inches.
This ice chest changed all that — it wasn’t the cheapest acquisition, but it’s been among the best. It keeps the temperature constant and the ice cold for more time than you think possible. And for those times when water collects in the bottom, it has an easily accessible drain.
Its latch also locks against smart wildlife — for instance Bossy’s son.
Bossy and her family keep their ice chest on the bench in the screen house, and here it rests with a trash bag wrapped around its handle.