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  • Cooler for multi-day car camping

    The kids have asked me to take them on a multi-day car camping trip. Basic idea is to find a campground, set up the tents, and then do day hikes, fish, and just relax. I'm also looking at a multi-day hunting trip later this year in the middle of nowhere WV.
    Can anybody recommend a good cooler? I've seen the Yeti commercials and have heard they are terrific. But at $400 a pop, they're a bit rich for me.

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    The steel Coleman is the stand-by, and they're still under a hundred bucks. I've never had to pack large quantities of fresh game meat into a cooler, but I know the Coleman is more than adequate for a camping trip (and most anything, in my opinion). The Yeti might be worth it if pounds and pounds of good venison are at stake.

    A few things you can do to make any cooler more effective: Instead of using loose ice, freeze water bottles, and add some salt to the water before freezing. As you likely know, saltwater freezes at a lower temperature than fresh water -- thus your ice will be colder. (Or, if you don't care about those few extra degrees of coldness, you'll have fresh drinking water as the ice in the bottles melts.)

    Also, provide some extra insulation to keep more cold in longer: Layer of newspaper or bubble-wrap on the bottom, and cut squares of bubble-wrap and tape or glue to the inner sides and under the lid. It can make a big difference and really improve a cheaper cooler.

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