Originally Posted by 6FEETandRISING
Ha whatever. That strategy has worked for 10 years running multiday trips in Idaho. I use BLOCK ice and the food stays fine, not sure why you would even be thinking that it would be affected somehow. It is all separated by a piece of cardboard. As ice melts you replace it with beer as beer is about the same size as a block of ice in the bottom of the cooler. The beer actually helps hold up the cardboard and keeps the food from being compromised. If you get beer cold enough it basically does the same job as the ice and you get to enjoy a tasty beverage. You're obviously not much of a beer drinker.
Ha. Apparently you are not much of a food eater or you devote a lot of space and weight to your beer and ice. I allocate 120 qts in a yeti, pre freeze everything and do proper cooler management techniques. And it supports three people for a week with just a bit of remaining ice at the end of the trip.
I guess i could devote far more than half my cooler to block ice, or get a bigger cooler, but i like to bring fun things like camp showers, roll a cots, etc
An "ice cold" beer is not a priority for me, i guess. River cold is good enough. I'd rather have some cube ice for cocktails for the ladies. While you are passed out lying in your beer filled pool of vomit, I'm getting it on with the ladies in a nice hot shower followed by a good nights rest