To keep your lunchbox cold

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by yeldarb, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    I have a insulated cooler for my lunch and stuff, and try to keep it cold with a frozen solid 32 oz gatorade bottle...The ice is completely melted by the end of the day, and the cooler is pretty close to truck temperature. Is there something I can buy or use that will stay cold for longer and not melt?
  2. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    I use four of those Blue Ice bricks and they usually last all day. You can find em in the camping section at (gasp) Wal Mart. I've also found keeping my cooler in the second shelf, 2000 or 4000 works best to keep it colder.
  3. ChadBrunn

    ChadBrunn Member

    Just buy a Yeti!
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I agree. Blue ice blocks and keep box off the floor.
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I put mine near the ac vent.
  6. DS

    DS Fenderbender

  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Ouch! Could a Mod delete that?!?!??!
  8. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Cardboard is an excellent insulator...if you stack boxes around your cooler on the shelf it will stay colder longer...

    Block and brace, baby!
  9. jaker

    jaker trolling

    If you are using a bag cooler those suck bad , get a hard plastic one for ice I put Tupperware containers in the freezer for ice blocks
  10. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    i put mine in the refrigerator center manager's office. stays cold forever...
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    But does it stay full?
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Blue ice bricks & I freeze 7 bottles of water. It's cold all day
  13. 8Years2Go

    8Years2Go Member

    On the way out of the building each night I pack my cooler with ice and when I get home I put my 4 bottles of water and 2 pops in it. Then on the way into the building the next morning I dump out the water and refill it with ice when I get in the bldg. That way the ice keeps it cold versus getting it cold and will last hours longer.
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I also keep my whole cooler minus the frozen water bottles in the garage fridge all night.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    I'm surprised you have room in the fridge with all that beer !!!!! lol

    OVERBOARD Active Member

    If you dont mind getting a warning letter for in cab distraction, keep your cooler up front in the cab on the really hot days. Thats what I do but I cannot assume any responsibility or liability for any injuries or losses that you may incur as a result of acting upon my advice. Do so at your own risk, you have been warned. :happy-very:
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    That advice is going a bit overboard.
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I always found that stopping at a air-conditioned resturant in the summer (or even a fast food joint) was a sure fire way to enjoy a meal that was just right temperature wise. I can't remember packing a lunch once in 30 years.
  19. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    My daughter gave me a new Igloo for Christmas a couple of years ago. The lid is insulated a bit better and things stay colder, longer. I have 4-1 quart bottles that I half fill and then freeze. In the morning, I add water. I usually also bring 1or 2 quarts of gatorade. I drink a bottle of water, there is usually a good-sized chunk of ice left, so I pour in a bottle of gatorade. If I have not drank all the water, there is usually still ice in the last one when I get home.

    If you have room in a fridge or freezer for your cooler, that does help more than a person would think.
  20. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    I just switched to an igloo brand plastic cooler from one of the cloth one. Try to put cold drinks in it first instead of room temp. If you want to keep the cloth one, try putting a towel over it. Most of us carry one in the truck this time of year.