My cooler is oversize baggage! Freaking out

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Re: My cooler is oversize baggage! Freaking out

Postby Hoolie » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:16 am

Buying a new, smaller cooler for 30-40 bucks seems preferable to a $100 (times two) oversize baggage fee. You may even be able to borrow one from a friend. Most people have a cooler of some sort.

I use a cooler that is a bit smaller than the one you linked. It serves two people for the full week, and space has never been an issue. Most of the food we bring doesn't need to be kept cold, and is stored in a regular plastic bin. Maybe you need to rethink your menu for the week?
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Re: My cooler is oversize baggage! Freaking out

Postby illy dilly » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:32 am

Esteban Ohh wrote:what??! thats not enough for just food and ice for two people for 6 days 5 nights? worst case would be having to buy ice everyday but still ...

I'm just gonna throw out a little bit of advice, with minimal snark, since it seems you need a good quality answer.

You already have an issue if you are planning to use 1 cooler for everything.... especially for 6 days.
That 50quart is a good size for your beer.... or your food.... But not both!
Standard camping technique is minimum 2 coolers. One for drinks (beer, soda, chaser, water, individual packaged Juice) the second cooler for food and drinks that can spoil (V8, jug of OJ).
The beer cooler will be opened at least 3 times more often than the food cooler.
Coolers gain heat everytime they are opened.
The beer/drink cooler only needs to keep drinks cold, the food cooler needs to keep food from spoiling/rotting.

Unless of course, you plan to only have your food cold, and leave your drinks to get warm...

EDIT: Forgot my point,
To plan to use only one cooler is a mistake. You will need two coolers... To buy 2 of the coleman coolers at walmart will be like 60-70 bucks. Which is still cheaper than $100x2.

Also, I would skip the cooler with wheels. You will loose cooler space to the wheel well, and its not like you're rolling your cooler all over the place anyway. You load it in the vehicle, then you unload it in BRC. Those wheels wont work around the city anyway. I have this cooler and I'm extremely happy with it.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-70-Quart-Xtreme-Cooler/4807332?findingMethod=rr
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Re: My cooler is oversize baggage! Freaking out

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:17 am

Esteban Ohh wrote:i think Roberto's frustration comes from the fact I've been "burning since 2006" so i shold know better by now.

Funny. I think Roberto's frustration comes from being an important part of a very large theme camp and coming from new york on a motorcycle. I mean that what you said is true, but there's more to it than just that.
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Re: My cooler is oversize baggage! Freaking out

Postby AntiM » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:33 am

Buy two coolers in Reno and fill them there. Food and drinks should be in separate coolers for the very reasons already given. You cannot possibly be bringing any food or beer so special it must be flown in. When you leave, make arrangements to give away the coolers.

There, that was not so difficult.

Sell your current cooler, or return it. Coolers on wheels are just asking to be stolen.
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Re: My cooler is oversize baggage! Freaking out

Postby CapSmashy » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:18 pm

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Re: My cooler is oversize baggage! Freaking out

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:58 pm

Now you've done it. Foxfur is going to want that kitty...
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Re: My cooler is oversize baggage! Freaking out

Postby Bob » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:18 pm

AntiM wrote:Buy two coolers in Reno and fill them there. Food and drinks should be in separate coolers for the very reasons already given. You cannot possibly be bringing any food or beer so special it must be flown in. When you leave, make arrangements to give away the coolers.

There, that was not so difficult.

Sell your current cooler, or return it. Coolers on wheels are just asking to be stolen.


Good argument -- unless you have bizarre dietary requirements, Reno/Sparks has plenty of food & shit, and the org wants you to spend there. Make a realistic shopping list and stick to it. Bring canned beer and use Recycle Camp in a timely manner. Pretty likely to find someone in your camp neighborhood to take the coolers if you make them look pretty. Fancy coolers on wheels scream either "valuable isotopes", "valuable human organs", or "motherfucking snakes on a plane".

Another strategy -- if you expect to produce a couple sacks worth of garbage and failed costumes, buy cheap coolers, duct tape your trash in them, and pay on the drive out to dump them in Nixon or wherever.
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Re: My cooler is oversize baggage! Freaking out

Postby dragonpilot » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:18 pm

Geebus...buy the cooler in Reno...fill it there...????
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Re: My cooler is oversize baggage! Freaking out

Postby Box Burner » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:12 pm

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