These cookies do not store any personal information. I also needed to prepare my cooler better to keep ice longer. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Much like salt helps freeze ice cream as it churns, it can help the ice in your cooler last longer because salt lowers the freezing point.

This makes a “hinged” lid so you only expose half the contents to that nasty warm air when you open it. Once again, place the frozen water jugs at the bottom of the cooler to take up some of the space. You’ll want to pre-cool your cooler for a few hours depending on the size of your cooler. Here’s how: With the right ice, chilled contents, and some well thought-out layers, you’re set. The best thing you can do to preserve ice and keep everything colder is put an added layer of insulation at the top. I'm currently using the Prospector 103 made by Canyon Coolers and it is a dream to have in my truck! You'll want to pre-cool your cooler before you leave for a hunt. Overall, there are a lot of variables that will affect the ice retention in your cooler. Receive updates and goHUNT's most popular content. Back to coolers. Tips for Keeping Your Cooler Colder Longer! The more ice you place in the cooler, the longer ice retention you will have. It’s just like keeping your coffee hot all day when it’s in a thermos. Hopefully these tips will help you out on your next hunt. Of course, ice retention is as important as anything in finding and using a high-quality cooler on your wilderness escapades—just look at how we design our coolers. Water in frozen bottles make ice last longer, but just make sure to avoid using bottles of carbonated drinks.

Today we are very fortunate to have a wide array of cooler choices. If possible, add more ice halfway through the day. I prefer to use a large cooler in the 65 to 100 quart size for all the boned out meat and cape of an animal. Wait 30 minutes and then crack open a cold one. I have very vivid memories of playing baseball as a kid, standing in left field waiting for a ball to come my way.

6 Steps to take to make ice last longer: 1. Use block ice or dry ice when possible as they provide better ice retention. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; Ice that is colder than the freezing point is relatively dry and will last substantially longer. amzn_assoc_asins = "B016QURXDY,B012B5EMGO,B016QURTCY,B01945Y106"; Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These guidelines are mainly for a dedicated meat cooler, but similar steps can be followed if you’re going to use the cooler for food first, and then game meat after you make a kill. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, CHOOSE YOUR LANGUAGE AND SHIPPING DESTINATION. If you do need to leave space in your cooler, they are best filled with extra ice, towels, or crumpled newspaper if weight is a concern. It wasn’t until I started hunting some desert units where things started to click. There are a plethora of tips and tricks that a hunter uses to take an animal each year… but just as important as the tactics used to punch your tag, there are also some tricks that will greatly help to keep your meat cool once you get to your truck. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "50campfi-20"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; Then when you open the cooler you lift up only the end of the pad you need to access what you’re after. Always pre-cool your contents if possible. That could mean storing it open, overnight in a walk-in freezer if you …