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02-27-2005, 12:49 AM
Found this works quite well and the faster you figure it out the more realiable it may turn out. Anyways, I came up with this idea a few years back for festivals..and travelling in general, but it always is essential at least for me at festies. OK so to sole a bit of your ice problem:
Start a collection extra bottles from friends, family, yourself or whatever (as long as you dont mind) Or just buy a lot of bottled water (I hate the feeling of having to pay for water)
Fill em up and Freeze the bottles before you leave.
Use em as extra ice, and they thaw eventually to drink, plus theres nothing like hometown water :wink:
The frozen bottles definatley last way longer than cubed ice just thrown in the cooler
02-27-2005, 02:06 AM
This man knows what he's talking about. During all the hurricanes here in FL last year, my cousin in Orlando lost power a lot. After the 1st time without power, he started to freeze water in the disposable tupperware like containers. By the second power outage he had a bunch of blocks of ice. They dropped them, and the food in the coolers. The blocks of ice last for days, while bags of ice last about 1/3 the time. Life saver for sure.
02-27-2005, 02:14 PM
This kept my cooler good throughout bonnaroo. I had to buy only one bag of ice.
02-28-2005, 12:47 AM
I'll take this thread a step further.
last year at wakarusa I had a an extra cooler specifically for the magic ingredigent:
use this, in addiction to the frozen water thing, and your **** will stay cold all weekend!
02-28-2005, 08:47 AM
you can just throw your stuff on top of the dry ice? or how do you cover it?
02-28-2005, 10:19 PM
I just don't know where to get dry ice. It would be great for the food cooler. What kind of store do you buy it in?
Out here in Colorado, it is in most of the grocery stores. Here is a link about camping with dry ice.
02-28-2005, 10:44 PM
Very cool<--got pun. I used the KC area code(913) and found 2 places. I might make this a stop after I get off the plain and get my gear.
Thanx for that site Mark.
03-01-2005, 09:11 AM
[quote:e35dcb4d30=\"JustBob\"]Very cool<--got pun. I used the KC area code(913) and found 2 places. I might make this a stop after I get off the plain and get my gear.
Thanx for that site Mark.
My guess is that the Hyvee on either 6th Street or 23rd Street in Lawrence would have dry ice.
03-02-2005, 11:10 AM
Wal-mart has dry ice. I think you can get implants there also!!!!!!!!!!
03-15-2005, 11:20 AM
A long time ago, I know you could buy dry ice at ice cream stores (Like Baskin Robbins) pretty cheaply. Not sure if this is still true, but it was true when i worked there when I was 16 :P
03-17-2005, 12:01 PM
I tried to get dry ice last year before Waka, after hearing about it from peeps on this board. I called around a couple of my area grocery stores, and they sounded like they thought I was nuts asking for dry ice to purchase.....
03-20-2005, 12:57 PM
7-11 sells block ice. We will usually take one cooler with a spicket to a festival that has block ice only in it. As it melts (which it does slowly), we use it to drink. Clean cold and fresh.
03-20-2005, 04:02 PM
[quote:8d13d61925=\"CPJSJohnny\"]My guess is that the Hyvee on either 6th Street or 23rd Street in Lawrence would have dry ice.
I personally saw the dry ice at the HyVee on 6th Street yesterday afternoon. I'll check to see if the one on 23rd has some as well when I get over that way.
03-31-2005, 04:11 PM
The cheapest & best way is to bring one cooler just for ice. Freeze gallon jugs of spring water. The larger the jug the longer the ice will last.
04-01-2005, 07:00 PM
We used dry ice on a houseboat on Lake Powell and kept our beer cold for a week...it's the stuff of gods I tell you!!
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