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Old 03-05-2017, 06:05 PM   #71
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We old geezers in the South still call them "bumper stickers" though they are now seen mostly on windows.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:28 PM   #72
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Putting a "YETI" sticker on your truck seems to me to invite theft!
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:55 PM   #73
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Putting a "YETI" sticker on your truck seems to me to invite theft!
That I said a good point ! Pat
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:11 AM   #74
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Every new Bigfoot trailer should come with a free Yeti cooler.
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Old 03-11-2017, 10:05 AM   #75
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I'll confess to only recently learning that Yeti is a brand of high priced cooler. I've been seeing "Yeti" stickers on the Bubba trucks and wondered why there were so many Bigfoot enthusiasts around here. It's astonishing that folks would feel compelled to advertise the brand of ice cooler they prefer.
Posting from the home of Yeti in Austin, TX -- the Yeti is a big deal bubba and regular guy status item that works very well for hunters, fisherman and a day on the lake. It gets brain-fry hot --100 degrees or over--here in the summer for months on end, so for a lot of outdoors people, having a really good cooler is worth the investment. I've seen them for sale in BBQ joints and hardware stores. It's a successful business model.

I don't care for the rubber clips to close the lid; they would be a little difficult on my arthritic hands. I much prefer a metal clip.

I'm sure there are cheaper imitations that likely function nearly as well. One can line the interior of a regular cooler with Reflectix and get a lot of bang for your buck.
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Posting from the home of Yeti in Austin, TX -- the Yeti is a big deal bubba and regular guy status item that works very well for hunters, fisherman and a day on the lake. It gets brain-fry hot --100 degrees or over--here in the summer for months on end, so for a lot of outdoors people, having a really good cooler is worth the investment. I've seen them for sale in BBQ joints and hardware stores. It's a successful business model.

I don't care for the rubber clips to close the lid; they would be a little difficult on my arthritic hands. I much prefer a metal clip.

I'm sure there are cheaper imitations that likely function nearly as well. One can line the interior of a regular cooler with Reflectix and get a lot of bang for your buck.
I took my old , beat up 100 gt Igloo cooler and lined the inside walls / bottom / lid with 1 1/2 " blue Dow styrofoam . Added short legs on the bottom of the cooler .Ice lasts about 4 to 5 days in summer . I use a small ratchet strap to keep the lid tightly closed . Not very attractive , but highly functional and extremely low cost.

We have used the cooler on fishing trips to Canada . We fill the cooler with frozen food and add 20 lbs of block dry ice .
Stuff in the cooler is still frozen solid 6 days later.
The closest town to where we fish is 70 miles away and they don't always have ice for sale.
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:03 PM   #77
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We are running an ice-holding challenge right now in our Coleman Xtreme (5-day)cooler with a 6-pack of pop in little bottles (OK, fine, a 5-pack, we drank one) and 20ounds of cubed ice. This is day 1 at 2:30 pm. It would be DST today! So we'll open it up at 3 pm today and 3:30 pm tomorrow to try to even out the time. NOT that it should really make much diff.


The cooler is under our kitchen table, about 4 feet from the heat vent (forced air). Temp is about what it would be inside Peanut when we're in residence.


We realized we never get 20 pounds of ice in there when it's full of food! Paul said he once got two, 7-pound bags in there, but my memory is that half of one of them went into our home freezer for later because it wouldn't fit. To be fair, we had two, 2-liter pop bottles full of frozen water (some call it ice) in the bottom for "block" ice and as it melted, to drink.


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Ice Chest Challenge: Coleman Xtreme 5-Day


Day 1: no discernible change.
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Day 2,(2 hours early): All ice looks unchanged. Pop is still on top of ice.


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Day 2,(2 hours early): All ice looks unchanged. Pop is still on top of ice.


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picture of our Penguin cooler . Ice lasts 10 days in the heat of 100 . Pat
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Cool Xtreme Ice Test




The Coleman Xtreme. 5-day. Mugging for the camera.


That Penguin looks awesome. 10 days holding ice in 100 degree heat--that's amazing!


We never have really counted the days. So after this we'll have a better, more empirical, less heuristic idea of what the Xtreme can do.


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The Coleman Xtreme. 5-day. Mugging for the camera.


That Penguin looks awesome. 10 days holding ice in 100 degree heat--that's amazing!


We never have really counted the days. So after this we'll have a better, more empirical, less heuristic idea of what the Xtreme can do.


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Didn't want to buy but needed for travel in the heat of summer . We do have igloo and a Coleman extreme for cooler weather . The Penquin is heavy and rides in truck there are places you can cable cooler . Our refrigerator is not very big .
Very nice stainless closures also . It has it's purpose . Pat
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When I was a child my grandparents had an ice house .
They would cut lake ice in the winter , stacked it in an ice house and insulate the ice with sawdust .. All summer long when it was hot , we would sneak into the ice house and chip off a piece of ice to help us cool off. Almost 70 years later and with all our advancements in technology , we still can't build a cooler that will hold ice for more than 5 days . The only explanation I have is that maybe lake ice is colder than refrigerator ice ?
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picture of our Penguin cooler . Ice lasts 10 days in the heat of 100 . Pat
Is that possibly a Pelican cooler? If so and if it's a 45 qt, where did you find the stainless tray? I'd like to pick up one of those for mine. Thanks.

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