13 Reasons the Best Coolers Need to Be Tough as Nails
October 12, 20183 min read
More than just camping and tailgating, ice chests have to be tough because we use them for so many things. We searched the Internet for examples of how people use their ice chests to prove our point that the best coolers are the toughest coolers. These news stories just go to show you thatcoolers do more than keep your beer cold.
1. Hurricane preparedness It’s hurricane season, and Florence reminded everyone living near the coast how important it is to be ready for disaster. Ice chests are on the list. Let’s be real: You don’t want a wimpy cooler when you’re bracing for a hurricane or other natural disaster.
2. Save the technology If a cooler can keep ice and water in, it can keep ice and water out. The New York Times wisely suggests storing devices in a cooler during a hurricane. You need to have high quality latches (like those on a Bison cooler) for that plan to be fool proof in rising waters, though.
3. Life raft At the end of this article, there’s mention of a man whose kayak took on water, so he clung to his ice chest. Because the man was rescued, we feel okay saying that he probably had to dump some beer for the cooler to float. Desperate times, people...
4. Catfish Fish transport Sure, you can use your cooler totransport drinks to your favorite fishing hole, but you can also use it to transport the catfish you catch there. Also, some folks use coolers for other aquaponic reasons. It’s a thing kids in Louisiana are learning about.
6. Carry insulin It’s not just cows who need coolers to keep medicine chilled. In this news story, investigators discovered the driver was diabetic because of the cooler containing insulin they found in the car.
7. Firefighter rehydration Firefighters work in heavy gear and extreme heat. Fires are rarely conveniently located near a water fountain, so firefighters rely on ice chests full of cold water to replenish the liquids they sweat out saving lives and property.
9. Keep sauced ribs warm Coolers keep things cold because they’re insulated (some more so than others). That insulation also keeps things warm… things like root beer barbecued ribs. (Your mouth’s watering, isn’t it?)
10. Thicken homemade yogurt To counterbalance those ribs, you might need to make a batch of yogurt. Of course you’ll have to thicken it in “an insulated ice chest.” (But your mouth stopped watering, didn’t it?)
12. Air conditioning You thought you’d seen it all, but you haven’t seen this. A hot food truck operator makes his cooler live up to the name by using it to air condition the establishment. This is where ingenuity meets happy hour.
13. Boat lift Every once in a while, your boat just needs higher ground. A tough cooler will support your efforts and make it easier to wax the bottom of the vessel. Note: Brute is the former name of Bison Coolers. Yep. We’re tough as nails, and we’ve gotthe warranty to prove it.