We are not normally ones to prepare our meals ahead of time while out camping. Usually, it is clapping something together quickly between activities. With the Hydro Flask serving bowls we were able to prepare food ahead of time and be certain that the food will stay warm or cold whichever you need. Having that pre-made food was such a treat after a long day of mountain biking. Getting back to camp and just popping the lids on our bowls to find wonderfully chilled pasta and fruit salad was a welcome treat on a hot summer day. The insulated bowls with lids provide the ideal serving bowls for car camping, picnicking and everyday use.