Every so often, a piece of gear comes along that makes even the most experienced outdoors enthusiast think, “How the heck did I ever survive without it?” For many Dometic enthusiasts, some of whom go far off-grid for days, the Dometic CFX has done exactly that. Thanks to its constant powered cooling capabilities, these adventurers are no longer at the mercy of melting ice, leaving them free to hike, climb, and explore as much as they want.
For adventurers Kelly Lund and Ally Coucke and their dog Loki, traveling outdoors is all about connecting with the natural part of themselves. To do that, they aim to travel as far from home as possible for two or three weekends every month. Through these trips, they’re able to remove themselves from everyday distractions and rediscover the bond we humans and our pets have lost in modern times.
Traveling so frequently might seem complicated, but they assure us it’s quite simple. Preparing for these trips is all about knowing what the essentials are and having the right gear. Not surprisingly, having fresh food and a Dometic CFX to store it all ranks highly on the list. With it, they can just pack food straight from their home fridge, and they’ll be prepared in case there’s extreme weather or if they just want to extend their getaway.
“Cooking while camping completes the experience.”
Being able to bring fresh food while far from home has revolutionized how Kelly and Ally eat on their trips. Before they had a CFX, they primarily opted for foods with a long shelf life that were easy to make. This meant sacrificing on nutrition and eating lots of highly processed foods. After getting their CFX, they were able to start bringing along fresh whole foods like vegetables, and cook healthy, wholesome meals that wouldn’t leave them feeling guilty.
The same way roaming with their dogs makes Kelly and Ally feel more in tune with nature, so does making meals outdoors. “Cooking while camping almost completes the experience,” says Ally. The belief that home is where the heart is, and that the hearth is the heart of that home is something they’re conscious of all the time. As they share those meals, they’re aware of the fact that they’re connecting with each other just as much as they are with nature.
At the end of the day, Kelly and Ally wanted a lifestyle that allowed them to enjoy their family. They feel that no matter how things change or how stressful they get, so long as they’re alright, everything else will be alright, too. With the CFX, they’re able to have the extra peace of mind that comes with packing more of what they want and keeping it fresh and focusing on what’s truly important.
Our CFX enthusiasts are just as passionate about the outdoors as you are. They love nothing more than to spend their time traveling to some of the most remote locations around the globe, and eating well while there.
“The entire point of traveling for us is to experience culture, landscape, and backcountry. That’s much easier to do when we’re not hunting for ice or worried about spoiled food.”
“Ice is an Achilles heel. You’re constantly worried about it. Rough roads, all that ice sloshing, it can destroy your food when a market is over 100 miles away.”