Every Memorial Day, millions of Americans hit the road to spend time with loved ones in the great outdoors. USDA reminds travelers that outdoor meals can become safe havens for bacteria. Americans are reminded to pack perishable foods safely with a could source and to wash hands thoroughly while preparing the food. Ice and coolers should be a staple in every outdoor festivity just as much as sunscreen and bug spray.

Keep perishable foods below 40 degrees Fahrenheit to keep bacteria from growing. Those looking to camp and hike away from electricity are encouraged to choose shelf-stable food items such as peanut butter, canned meats, dried noodles and dehydrated fruits.

Read more on food safety this Memorial Day here.