Cooler advice

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  1. Cazbucket

    Cazbucket Mouseketeer

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    Hi - I am lucky to be in a swap for most of my holiday but I need to get by for 5 days with some sort of cooler and ice.

    Can anyone recommend a cheap one (pref from Walmart) please?

    Don't mind if it's foldable or not and it doesn't need to be that big.

    TIA
     
  2. Inigo

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    My best advice would be a standard cooler, but using dry ice in addition to the regular ice. We went camping for over a week, had a chunk of dry ice combined with a block of regular ice, and everything stayed cold. The dry ice lasted more than a week, and kept the regular ice going for that long too.

    I found our dry ice at a grocery store out in WY. You could call ice companies, listed in the yellow pages, to ask if they supply it.
     
  3. lucigo

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    I was just in walmart the other day and they had some rolling ones for less than $30, not too big, but would hold a gallon of milk. If you are driving I would look at something like that.

    Ooops...just saw where you are coming from, probably not driving :rotfl:

    Maybe you should just go with a cheap styrofoam one that you can throw away afterwards...they are around $3 at WM
     
  4. elgerber

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    We just used a cheap styrofoam one from a grocery store when we needed a cooler, and then just left it when we were done.
     
  5. dyna

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    Yep cheap styrofoam will do the trick the cheap ones are usually right near 1 of the front doors at walfart they usually have others back where the coolers are stocked but they much more expensive.
     

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