Ice bags are essential for any home to have, so that you can tackle any scenario that would require their use. These are specially made to hold ice for hours, without freezing or breaking and leaking. That’s important considering the many uses that ice bags have. They can be important for keeping food cold when traveling, treating an injury at home, and even relieving mild back pain. There’s a different type of bag for each use, and having each on hand can be very important, so that you have the ice available when each scenario comes up.
Usually ice bags are made from a high quality durable plastic. Usually the plastic is thicker than a standard bag, and also contains chemicals so that they can’t be easily frozen. This way you avoid any ripping or tearing that could occur in a normal plastic bag, when faced with very low temperatures. Ice bags are specially made to hold a lot of ice without a problem, and as the ice melts the bag will stay strong so that no liquid leaks. This is helpful if you’re treating an injury, so that no water leaks onto your clothing, or carpeting.
Typically there are two main types of ice bags, large ones in order to store and move ice from place to place, and smaller bags that lend themselves to uses like injury treatment. Large bags are necessary for carrying the ice from places like a store, to your home, safely. Also large ice bags lend themselves to cooler use much more effectively. Instead of dumping ice into the cooler, you can just put the large bags in, and keep everything inside appropriately cool, but also dry. This is ideal if you are carrying food for a camp out, or are traveling.
Smaller ice bags can come in a variety of different styles and shapes. There are bags specifically intended to treat injuries, and also bags that can be used to keep food items cool for long periods of time. The treatment ice bags are typically circular, and are cushioned to lend themselves to a wide variety of uses. This way you can use the same bag to treat your knee, or your back, and it will contour to the shape of the body part the bag is placed upon. For smaller bags you can buy freezer plastic bags, or even ice packs. An ice pack contains frozen blue liquid inside a plastic container, and is handy for keeping food items cold inside a cooler, for long periods of time.
So really, the type that’s right for you is down to how you’ll need to use the ice. Large ice bags can be purchased from any gas station, and are perfect if you’re in need of ice quickly. Smaller bags can be bought from almost any department store. They will have two choices, plastic bags that you can use to distribute ice and ice packs that serve the same purpose, but contain a blue liquid that stays frozen longer than water. To purchase an icepack as an injury remedy, a department store should also have exactly what you need in the same area where you would find ace bandages and other home treatments.