How do you deal with it? I haven't yet found a way to carry meat and at the first stop being edible, even with airconditioning in the car and ice. I try to buy small amounts everywhere we stop so I don't have to carry much, but sometimes we arrive at really odd hours...
My boys are travellers, everywhere we travel, they come with us. Gizmo had his first tour of Europe when he was just 7 weeks old . But I have a hard time dealing with the meat... Because every time I end up throwing half the food. Usually the hotel has only fridge not freezer, and last time we travelled was the middle of the summer. I do give them dehydrated meat too, but if I am travelling for longer, I don't want to make their menu unbalanced (since we're travelling even over a month at once).
I am now buying a cooler to put in the car, and I am considering dry ice - anyone used that? It's not too popular in Finland, since we have plenty of normal ice Any ideas welcome -we may be travelling again at the end of this month (I hope!)
I just bought meats as I needed it. I found that using a cooler helped get meats from point a to b which allowed for those days where it was too late to shop but I could always shop the next day. I made use of the fridge in the hotels where we stayed (no freezers). The only time it was problematic was when I was crossing borders, where meat is not allowed to go through the border inspection. This meant my little sods had to be well fed before the border. What little meat I had (or left over) was thrown out and I had to stop and buy new meats after crossing the border. I found it relatively easy. I, too, do not use freeze dried foods ciao
I would also suggest buying some balanced FDR (stella and chewy's for example) in case you don't have meat for a meal you can redydrate it. Stella and Chewy's, for example, has ground bone and liver. Also if the bag looks like pet food it would probably be allowed across the border.
I'm not sure if this is what you were referring to when you said cooler for the car... But they do make coolers which plug into the lighter socket and are powered that way. You can also buy battery powered freezers (and the batteries apparently last quite a long time) but they are more expensive.
I thought about that type of cooler. I can't fine stella&chewy's here unfortunately. You can find simple muscle meat dehydrated, freeze dried orijen that mine hate and ziwipeak that they MAY snack on if they don't have a choice. They do like the plain dehydrated meat but that's not balanced. For anything else, like dry whole rabbit, organs, reindeer, turkey, chicken - it's about 40 eur/kg and they don't fancy it too much, even rehydrated they're a pain in the butt