Polar Bear Cooler Tubes

We are always looking for new ways to keep food cold when camping because lets be honest – bagged ice just doesn’t cut it for those long trips. And nobody likes soggy camp food after the ice starts to melt. Recently I turned to frozen water bottles in our food cooler and it worked decently but at times was hard to keep the food as cold as I would like. I also tried using a large 2 liter bottle of frozen water which mimicked a chunk of blocked ice without the issues of soggy food but it was hard to keep the entire cooler cold enough.

Today I stumbled across this great idea of making your own PVC ice tubes AKA Poler Bear Tubes. It is such a simple concept and allows you to custom build the tubes to the correct dimensions for you specific cooler so you can achieve the proper dispersion of ice and keep your entire cooler cold. Check out the photos and step by step how to here.

Do you have any other tricks or tips for keeping your cooler cold? Share them in the comments below!

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