I got up this morning and started modifying the ice chest that I use on my minivacations. I managed to go completely overboard when I added extra insulation to the inside of the ice chest and in an effort to enable ice to last for a week I ended up with an ice chest that barely had room for a six pack of beer.
I did manage to get ice to last for five or six days but there ended up being no point in it since the only thing it would hold was ice. But this whole tent camping thing I'm doing is an experiment to find out what works and what doesn't so I quickly figured out that I'm probably not gonna stay on my minivacations for five or six days I'm thinking three or four days max, which seems about as long as I'm comfortable being away from the Arctic Fox.
I also discovered that I haven't been in a mood to cook anything while I'm tent camping. I'm not sure why, maybe it's because I'm too busy having fun, but I just snack around when I'm living in the tent. Some yogurt, cottage cheese, chips, V8, crackers, and things like that seem to be what I live on when I'm tent camping, because I just don't seem to care about dealing with the camp stove, cooking something, and cleaning up, while standing at a picnic table.
So I didn't have enough room in my Coleman ice chest after my re-insulation job to carry all the snacks and drinks that I need to keep cold, but after I finish re-modifying my modification I think the ice chest will have more room inside at the expense of longevity of the ice. But I don't think I'm going to need the ice to last that long anyway.