Storing Ostomy Supplies in Extreme Caravan Conditions

Apr 17, 2024 4:41 pm

Hi! I got my ileostomy 3 months ago. We love to go caravanning (touring caravan). Our caravan does not have air conditioning. Any tips about the best way to keep my ostomy supplies in a caravan that can be super hot and super cold, depending on whatever weather gets thrown at us!

Thank you!

Apr 17, 2024 5:32 pm

I had spare supplies in the car, and the front and back of my bag were welded together, making it useless. If you have a small cooler, I would use that.

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Mysterious Mose
Apr 17, 2024 5:45 pm

I have a question. Just how hot does it get in the UK? My understanding is that a hot summer day is in the high 70s F. Even with your humidity, that's not exactly oppressive. But since a caravan is towed, why not carry your supplies in your vehicle which I assume has windows?


Apr 17, 2024 6:26 pm


I stored mine in my caravan in the cupboard and they were still okay xx

Apr 17, 2024 7:47 pm

In the cardboard box they come in, in a cupboard as long as you don't leave them in there for years they will be ok. When it's cold, pop the bag in your pocket for a few minutes, or I've heard women saying they put them in their bra to warm them up.

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Apr 17, 2024 10:53 pm

There are coolers that plug into the cigarette light socket where you can maintain a comfortable climate for your ostomy supplies. Not too cold or hot...

Bad idea to leave the car with ostomy supplies just laying there... ambient temperature is one thing. Car interior heat is another.

Temperatures vary higher to 20 degrees over ambient, 30-40.

If parked without shade, windows up, interior color.

All factors.

A cooler is the answer.

Apr 18, 2024 3:00 am

This isn't that complicated. Keep the stuff out of direct sunlight and you'll be fine. A small lunch cooler actually insulates both ways, that's what I keep my extra stuff in my truck and I've had no issues.