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how do you keep your drinks cold on the trail?

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  • Saddle bags for horses that keep ice
  • Ice paks to keep drinks cold

 
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    06-16-2010, 01:21 PM
  #1
Foal
Smile how do you keep your drinks cold on the trail?

We are have some major melting issues with ice in the saddle bags. It has been in the upper 90's here and the ice melts quickly. On a 5 hour trail ride the last thing we want is warm beer. Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
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    06-16-2010, 01:30 PM
  #2
Showing
Leave the beer in a cooler at your trailer, for the end of the ride.
     
    06-16-2010, 01:38 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I never understood how some can't go on a trail ride with out beer. I'm all for leaving it at the trailer also and just taking some water for the trail.
     
    06-16-2010, 01:42 PM
  #4
Foal
thanks for your opinion

I appriciate your interest in my well being, but I would really like some tips on keeping the ice from melting. If you have a soap box to get on regarding beer drinking and riding, please start your own thread.
     
    06-16-2010, 01:47 PM
  #5
Showing
Unless you bungie cord a cooler to the back of one of your horses, you can't keep something ice cold.

Those small, insulated bags aren't meant to keep ice from melting, or drinks cold much longer than an hour.

If you didn't want to hear about how it's stupid and dangerous to drink and ride, you shouldn't have posted such a ridiculous question.

Besides, my interest is for the well being of your horses, not you. You sound like a troll.
     
    06-16-2010, 02:20 PM
  #6
Started
The last thing you want to do is drink beer ahorseback in almost 100 degree weather. It could be the last thing you do. Do you monitor your intake?
     
    06-16-2010, 02:20 PM
  #7
Yearling
Try the freezer gel packs instead of just ice. They sell packs here that are moulded into shape so a can or bottle fits well against it, better than a straight ice pack. Might keep it cool, if not cold. You're not riding 5 hours out, then 5 back, are you?? If you are, then drink your beer at the 2 hour point! Lol
     
    06-16-2010, 02:29 PM
  #8
Yearling
I don't agree with drinking while riding either ***NOT getting on a soap box***.

But to answer your question, I use 2 small cold packs in each side of my insulated saddle bags to keep my waters chilled. After 5 or 6 hours they're still cold.
     
    06-16-2010, 02:29 PM
  #9
Foal
Thanks for your concern Northern. Yes, we monitor intake closely. Ha. We also take water, coke and lunch.

Skipsfirststrike - Thanks for the first real tip. We have thought of the ice packs, but haven't tried them yet. We also heard rock salt might keep the ice frozen longer, haven't tried that yet either. We do fine for the first 2.5 hours, but the ice is gone on the way back.
     
    06-16-2010, 03:13 PM
  #10
mls
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilovetoride    
I appriciate your interest in my well being, but I would really like some tips on keeping the ice from melting. If you have a soap box to get on regarding beer drinking and riding, please start your own thread.
Why start a different thread? It's related to the topic. We need to keep ourselves hydrated in order to be well to care for the horses on a long, hot trail ride. Beer does not keep you hydrated.

I'm all for having a cold one, but there is plenty of time in camp.
     

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