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Old 06-02-2019, 10:58 PM   #1
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I’m thinking of ordering some Rtic Ice. (The blue plastic containers filled with some kind of gel.)
Anybody use the stuff?
Is it any better than a frozen 2 liter Coke bottle?
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Im gonna have to follow this! Im ready to find a budy or 3 and buy a damn ice machine!
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My understanding is that with those things it is very important not to have any space in the cooler. Meaning you have to have a few of the yeti ice and then fill the cooler up with drinks, food, etc. for them to work as advertised... No open spaces.
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My ole lady buys those meal kits online alot and I have used the freezer packs several times and they hold up pretty good. After a few uses they will get soft spots and eventually break open and leave a gel mess but I think the packs would work well also.
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My RTIC makes it's own ice.....
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I think it will be hard to beat block ice on the bottom of your cooler with crushed/cubed layered as you kill stuff.
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So they found another way to rip people off, neat
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20lbs of ice for a $1.50.


I carry 3 20lb bags of ice with me every time. After the first fish caught.


1. Open bag and a half dump into cooler.
2. Add 3 gallons of fresh gulf water.
3. Submerge fish in brine freezing water. (fish dies super fast)
4. When more fish is added and need more ice bust open last bag and a half and dump in. (keep fish in brine at all times, add gulf water as needed but not to soupy)
5. On the way back home, pull the plug on the cooler to drain water out.


When you open the cooler to clean fish you will see all of their mouths are filled with ice and are super cold and packed in the ice evenly. Then you will not see white spots on your snappers that were not covered by ice on the way home.
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I use a couple in my 40 qt RTIC soft cooler when I travel. Then I half fill with ice and drinks, etc.

Probably not the best way to use them, but they help keep things cold longer.

The ice lasts a lot longer. Anything that touches the gel packs will freeze pretty quickly but they don't seem to freeze water as it melts from ice, but the water stays cold.

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I just use coke bottles with water frozen to use and small blocks of ice I make in tupperware containers always handy
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