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Old 05-19-2013, 09:09 PM   #29
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I went and checked out the coolers today at our local Fleet Store. The Yeti 75 is $429.99 and the Coleman Extreme 5 day is $49.99. I'm thinking I will go with the Colman because of the weight, and the price. I can lift my old 70 qt myself when it's full, but the Yeti is already to heavy empty. I'm not worried about it being bear proof. If they want to steal my cooler, I can buy a few more Coleman coolers for the cost I would have in the Yeti if it gets stolen.

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Old 05-19-2013, 10:34 PM   #30
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Here is something that all of us might like to try. Lawn & Garden | Stay Cool | Ice Mat

I have used these at work many times.....they do help a lotto keep the ice from melting so fast. If you used it inside and then wrapped ( or covered) the outside of the cooler it would work even better.

Oh and one other thing for those of you that freeze and reuse the gel packs that your meds come packed with.....they should put inside a zipper type plastic freezer bag ( Zip-lock;Hefty) brand doesn't matter. It not only makes them last longer ,but protects your food and drinks should the original get a leak in it. I have been known to use 2 baggies on mine with the zippers turned opposite each other.

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Old 05-20-2013, 05:47 AM   #31
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I agree with Lynn. I have put those jell packs I have in some ziplock freezer bags. They do tend to spring leaks. In my state we have a county nurse office. One can get immunization shots there. They get the meds shipped in styrofoam coolers. They give away the pack and coolers.
For what those Yeti freezers cost one might as well get the electric one like I have. You don't have to mess with ice at all then. And you can make your own ice!
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:18 PM   #32
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The high end coolers are heavy and expensive. If you can't lift them or afford them then considering them is moot. If the weight and/or price is not a problem, then what it basically boils down to is whether you would rather spend $$$.$$ on a Yeti or an Engle, never have to replace it because it's worn out and put ice in it once a week or $$.$$ on everything else, replace it every few years and put ice in it every day or so. It's just whatever's best for you.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:51 PM   #33
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as to the heft of the YETI & ENGLE coolers? Yup they can be heavy! But then my wife and i are always together and do team lifts.

IF i was single, i would still purchase these coolers...but maybe two smaller ones and have them say one for dry-bagged items (remember-bear-resistant) and one for items needing colder temp. That is basically what we do now with our YETI (no ice being used) and ENGLE (ice in use).

Like others have said, buy it once, last a lifetime.
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