How to keep your film and camera gear cool when left in the car

This time of the year, it’s hot where I live. If you’re going to take your camera gear on vacation with you or leave it in the car while you go to work, you’ll want to protect it.

Put a cooler with the camera and the film in the trunk of the car not the front. The trunk doesn’t heat up very much compared to the front of the car. You can minimize that heating by opening the windows in the front some to let heat out. If you want to use a cooling pack in the cooler, you can keep it from chilling as much by putting a layer of towels over the cool packs below the camera gear. There will still be a cooling effect. Play around with it. I’ve gone on many vacations with the camera and film in the trunk. No problems. Just don’t chill the camera so much that you get condensation.

The camera isn’t as available this way as if you have it up front with you while driving, but it’ll be ready to go and nobody knows it’s there.

Oh, yeah, try to park the car in the shade as much as possible. I’ve never had a problem though.

3 Responses to “How to keep your film and camera gear cool when left in the car”

  1. July 23, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    Yes, I do the same thing with the kid, but she complains too much in the trunk?
    Thanks for the tips. W.C. Camp

  2. July 24, 2010 at 8:14 am #

    That’s disturbingly funny.

    If I didn’t know you and your well adjusted daughter so well, I’d be very concerned.

    That was your daughter, right? 😉

  3. July 24, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    I like your blog, Very good, very off-beat writing.