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Coleman Portable Cooler with Wheels | Xtreme Wheeled Cooler, 50-Quart

Coleman Portable Cooler with Wheels | Xtreme Wheeled Cooler, 50-Quart – $59.99 / $56.08
*Wheeled cooler box ideal for camping trips, tailgating parties, and picnics
*Telescoping handle and heavy-duty wheels for easy, reliable transport across almost any terrain
*50-quart capacity holds up to 84 cans
*Insulated lid and walls provide 5 full days of ice retention at temperatures up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit
*Cup holders molded into the lid for…

Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler with Removable Liner, Gray – $43.23
*Holds 16 cans
*Treated with antimicrobials to resist odor, mold, mildew, and fungus from forming on removable liner that offers packing flexibility and easy cleaning
*Zippered main compartment keeps contents cold; use hard plastic liner if packing with ice, no need for liner with ice substitutes
*Shoulder strap adjusts for comfortable hands-free…

Coleman 3000001526 150Qt Marine Cooler, White – $149.99/$123.05
*Insulated cooler keeps items cold for up to 5 days at temperatures up to 90 degrees F
*Xtreme technology with extra wall insulation for long-lasting ice retention
*150-quart capacity holds 252 cans and offers room for the day’s catch
*Antimicrobial liner resists mold, mildew, odor, and fungus
*Rust-resistant stainless steel hardware and UVGuard material

Picking a Good Quality Ice Chest

Two ice chest next to a barbecue pit on a trailer

After a disaster – such as a hurricane – part of the relief efforts usually include bottled water, MREs or canned goods and ice. The ice is supposed to help people preserve their cold or frozen foods. But, this ice is of little good if the person getting the supplies to does have a good quality ice chest.

It has been in my experience that Rubbermaid brand is almost the bottom of the bucket. I have taken a 34 quart Rubbermaid ice chest, put a couple of bags of ice in it. And the next day just about all of the ice is melted.

On the other hand, Coleman and Igloo both offer quality solutions. One of my ice chest includes a 128 quart Igloo 5 day. Your supposed to be able to be able to put ice in it, and when kept in the shade the ice is supposed to last 5 days.

Back in June of 2008 a buddy of mine got married at the beach. My wife and I loaded up the truck, hooked up the bar-b-q pit and headed to the beach to take part in the wedding. In the back of my truck was an Igloo 128 quart ice chest full of ice, drinks and a couple of frozen gallons of water. We got to the beach Friday evening. The Igloo 5 day extreme ice chest was in the back of my truck all weekend, in direct sunlight and day time temps were in the mid 90’s. Sunday, when my wife and I loaded up to go home, there was still ice in the chest.

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