July 29, 2020

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Reflective Bubble Wrap vs Thick Insulation

Reflective bubble wrap
I heard that reflective bubble wrap performs better than 1" thick insulation.  It didn't make sense to me, but my ignorance is stunning, so...I tested it.  Here's how it went down. View full article →
July 24, 2020

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EPS Foam vs Soft Insulation

EPS foam vs soft insulation for perishable shipping, which is better?
Hard EPS foam looks really good from an unboxing perspective.  Clean lines, and with this Silverliner box from Plymouth Foam it looks extra sharp.  Still, how does it hold up against our soft insulation, and where are its weaknesses?  Let's find out. View full article →
July 20, 2020

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Does Mylar Make A Difference?

Mylar reflective blanket for shipping perishables
Ever wondered if that reflective stuff makes a difference? The scientist in me isn't sure why, but I'll tell ya this:  Mylar DOES make a difference when shipping perishables.  Should you use it?  Let's go deeper... View full article →
July 18, 2020

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How Long Does Dry Ice Last?

How long does dry ice last?
How long dry ice lasts depends on how much you have, how you store it, and how often you disturb it.  The short version is that we buy 100 lbs a week, usually use most of it and have a pound or two left over on Thursdays when we're done shipping. View full article →
July 17, 2020

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What's A Packout?

Nik explains the Paleo Treats packout
What's the packout look like at Paleo Treats?  What the heck is a "packout", anyway?  There's a ton of complicated stuff when it comes to shipping, and this is  the core of it.  Relax, this one's cake.  No pun intended. View full article →
July 15, 2020

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How to Cut Insulation For Shipping Perishables

Cutting insulation for shipping cold boxes
Are you custom cutting your own insulation?  When you're still small that can be a necessary part of the process.  What isn't necessary is to use inefficient tools.  Here's how to up your insulation cutting game when it comes to shipping perishable goods. View full article →
July 10, 2020

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Do You Need To Ship Food Overnight?

How Fast Should You Ship Food?
How fast should you ship your food?  It...depends.  The dance between cost of shipping, cost of packaging, and what temp your food needs to stay at can seem too complicated to handle for any but the biggest businesses, but it's not.  Here's some helpful guidance. View full article →
July 09, 2020

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Does Dry Ice Make A Difference?

Dry Ice and perishable shippingShould you use dry ice when shipping perishables?  Does it "work"?  What does it actually do when it comes to the real world?  
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June 01, 2020

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Will Dry Ice Kill You?

Nik as a little kid, not ready for dry ice yet.
A near miss with dry ice.  Despite it seeming not that dangerous, this stuff can kill you.  Be careful, roll the windows down, and remember:  Work the problem! View full article →