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Block & Cube Ice. The Pros Approach.

Block & Cube Ice. The Pros Approach.

Block ice melts slower than cube ice but cube ice is better at surrounding cooler contents. Many cooler gurus use block and cubed, resting food atop the block and using cube ice to fill the unused...
Avoid Sun, Don’t Drain and Maintain A Closed-Lid Policy

Avoid Sun, Don’t Drain and Maintain A Closed-Lid Policy

The sun is powerful and relentless. Shade is your cooler’s friend. So is the melt water. Once your excursion has begun, the water will help prolong the remaining ice. But nothing accelerates melting more than blasts of outside air. Limit access and be quick about your...
Consider Dry Ice. With Conditions.

Consider Dry Ice. With Conditions.

Frozen carbon dioxide (dry ice) clocks in at better than -100oF. So cold you need gloves to handle it. And it offers twice the cooling power and half the weight of frozen H2O. Lots to like about that except dry ice emits carbon dioxide as it melts. We’re not meant to...
Cool Your Cooler, and Your Contents – First!

Cool Your Cooler, and Your Contents – First!

Advanced, roto-molded polyurethane armor protects a core of foam that averages 2.00”+, all of it working in tandem with a heat- cheating gasket in the lid to create an internal environment that is very slow to change. Very slow. Throwing ice into a warm cooler...
Be an Ice Snob

Be an Ice Snob

Ice at 32o is not the same as sub-zero ice. Ice at 32o is confronting the reality of becoming liquid. It’s sweating. Ice shouldn’t sweat. Good ice is dry. Also consider quality cooler packs like Arctic Ice; very beneficial for ice retention.  One of the best ways to...