Keep Your Cooler, Cooler! 2011-08-20T23:42:55+00:00

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  • Konrad
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    #7199 |

    The following is an e-mail I received from bowshooter.com.

    I wish I had thought of this one!

    Keep Your
    Cooler, Cooler!
    By Robin Conrads

    To help foods stay frozen in your ice chest, freeze a brine solution in a reusable container and place it into the chest. A frozen brine solution is colder than ice and will keep food frozen longer.

    Fill a clean milk jug with water, leaving about 1″ of space for expansion. Add 1/4 cup of salt to the water, replace the cap and shake well. Mark the jug as “brine” or “non-drinkable water” so there isn’t any confusion in camp. If you have a large cooler, make two jugs.

    Freeze the brine solution, shaking it several times during the freezing process to redistribute the salt. Place the frozen jug into the bottom of the cooler and pack frozen meat and other frozen items around it. Add more ice and the other items that don’t need to be frozen.

    Keep the cooler in the shade and open it as little as possible. It might even be wise to have a second cooler for non-perishables, like canned or bottled beverages, so you aren’t getting into the frozen food cooler as much. Remove the meat and let it thaw before the planned meal. If this works properly, the meat will not thaw in this cooler.

    There is no need to make this solution every time you use the cooler. Just put the jug back into the freezer when you get home, and it will be ready for the next trip.

    Thanks from http://www.bowshooter.com

  • David Petersen
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    Hey Mr. K — ain’t seen you around these parts for a while, welcome back. What is bowshooter.com and how’d they come to be sending out Robin’s tradbow.com “tip of the week”? Life gets confusing sometimes, don’t it. Love your tag quote; very reminiscent of “subvert the dominant paradigm.” First! time I saw that bumper stucker I had to look up paradigm, which I thought must be an alpine grouse. 😀 Now, I’m not sure whether I’ve become the subversion or the paradigm. 8)

  • Konrad
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    Post count: 62

    Hello,

    I am still “In Training”. My wife asks me for what?
    I’ve broken a few arrows since my last visit and only lost one but I’m still plucking away and having fun. I may get a chance to sneak around in Northern Idaho this fall (early) with a camera.

    Apparently the two sources are somehow connected. BowShooter is a relatively new archery web-site that covers almost all aspects of the “world’s oldest sport”. There are not many members (free) or traffic yet but I signed up for their tips and receive the weekly one from both TB and BowShooter. Whenever I have an opportunity to pass on what I think is a good idea, I broadcast it far and wide.

    Maybe you have been subverting the paradigm all along without knowing!
    I wonder, is that kind of like inverting the pumpkin or converting the bumpkin or parodying the…Oh, never mind.

    Good to hear from you,
    K

  • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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    Hmmm…the companies are not related but it wouldn’t surprise me if it is run by someone we know. I will look into it. I don’t mind the shared information but I would like them to give us credit for it.

    I’m away from the office and have limited Internet but I will check it out on Monday. Thanks Konrad, and it is good to see you back.

  • northernarcher
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    Konrad – Thanks for the tip! I’ll give that a try on my September long weekend camping trip.

  • jmsmithy
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    Post count: 300

    Thought it kind of strange reading that post too. Don’t know who or what Bowshooter is but I did get that tip from TBM tips email and thought it was so good I’ve used it and plan on using it for an upcoming fly-in hunt deep in the Adirondacks this October…

    And yes Robin, would be nice if they credited you for the info…:roll:

  • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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    Well, Bowshooter.com never wrote back, but I do remember telling the guy he could share the tips with his readers. At least he put my name as the author, but I asked them to reference Tradbow.com. Maybe I’ll have to sign up for their “tips” 😉

    And, to be fair, I did not make this up on my own. I found the idea on the internet.

    To get our weekly newsletters with tips like this one, use the sign up form that is on the home page. And if you have a great idea to share with others I’d love to hear it. We’ve covered a lot of topics and they are all available on the site in the Tip of the Week Department.

  • Konrad
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    jmsmithy wrote: Thought it kind of strange reading that post too. Don’t know who or what Bowshooter is but I did get that tip from TBM tips email and thought it was so good I’ve used it and plan on using it for an upcoming fly-in hunt deep in the Adirondacks this October…

    And yes Robin, would be nice if they credited you for the info…:roll:

    Her name was and is included in the header.

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