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Re: [RC] Keeping food cold and safe to eat - Maggie Mieske

I have a cooler from Wal Mart (not sure the brand) that was called the
"endurance" cooler.  :)  I had to have it.  And ice lasts in it ALL weekend,
especially if I can find a block.  It has more/special insulation, don't
know.   :)  It is silver and white. Check it out if you get there.  Oh, and
it also has a handle that pops out and wheels.  I love it!
Miles of smiles,
Maggie
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"So many of our dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable."
Christopher Reeve
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed & Wendy Hauser" <ranch@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Lysane Cree" <lysanec@xxxxxxxx>; <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Keeping food cold and safe to eat


What you need is a better cooler.  Somewhere I saw a cooler for sale with
much thicker insulation, but I can't remember where.  Usual coolers are
made
for picnics.  There are some ways to extend the life of ice dramatically:

1. Start with blocks of ice not cubes.  You can make them in a home
freezer.
2.Freeze anything that you can and put that in.  Acts as extra ice.
3. Keep the cooler in the shade.  Under a truck or a tarp on poles or
trees.
4. Wrap the cooler in blankets, or old sleeping bags.  The more the
better.
5. Make an over box from 2" Styrofoam house insulation.  Can be very
durable
if covered with plywood.

Between shade, and extra insulation the ice should last for 3-5 days
depending on the outside temperatures.

Ed
Ed & Wendy Hauser
2994 Mittower Road
Victor, MT 59875

ranch@xxxxxxxxxxx
406.642.6490

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Replies
[RC] Keeping food cold and safe to eat, Lysane Cree
Re: [RC] Keeping food cold and safe to eat, Ed & Wendy Hauser