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Unfortunately I purchased the Tundra series thinking colder would be better. This product is made to keep frozen food frozen. I have a chest freezer with a quick freeze mode which runs the compressor 24 hours to drop the temperature. It still takes at least 5 days for it to freeze totally laying on the bottom of the freezer. If on top it won't freeze. This freezer will freeze a 4 gallon bucket solid in less than 36 hours. I used a 2 1/12 lb Tundra in a 54 quart Igloo with cold food and 2 small blocks of ice made in 1/2 gallon Blue Bunny ice cream containers. 24 hours later the Tundra was totally melted and barely cool. The ice was fine. Did this same scenario twice. This is when I did more research and found out that it defrosts quickly without frozen food. Bought a couple of 2 1/2 lb Tundra's in hopes of using to bring back Moose meat from a planned hunt. (Planned to buy more after testing 5 lbs) Totally useless for that plan. Want comments from people that have used the Alaska series. My meat will not be frozen. How long does it take to freeze Alaskan series? How long does it last. Directions for Tundra say's 36 hours but not even close. Has anyone froze one in a camper freezer? How long? Comments on other series would be welcome from users, not guides that were given the product for free. This stuff is very expensive. 5 lbs was $38.00 dollars and it say's to use same
weight as you would using ice. 25 lbs is almost $200.00. Not trying to bash product. Buying the Tundra was my mistake. Just trying to help others from making same mistake. Wanted to contact company but couldn't find any contact info.
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from what I have read, if u would have bought a Yeti, it would have made ice for u.
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ya yetis don't quiet make ice, but are great!!!
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Thanks for the post and warning. Another example of an epensive product with exaggerated claims. And they wonder why us older folks are always so skeptical. FYI....dry ice still works great for keeping food frozen. If it works, don't fix it.
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I was reading about arctic ice on some other sites and they say they work great! one guy says he uses 6lbs of tundra maybe your problem is that igloo ice chest? those yetis really work great, a little pricey but worth the money, my opinion!!
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Can't say Ive ever used or even heard of this product so I as curious to go google it. Very quickly I saw the FAQ section and saw that they have 2 types. The 'tundra' and 'alaskan'. It pretty clearly explains that to keep non frozen food cold they recommend the 'alaskan' and for frozen food 'tundra'. It also stated that if you used the 'tundra' for non frozen foods it would melt very fast. Might try the other one called 'alaskan'. I myself use frozen orange juice containers. The cardboard slows the melt. It's not high tech, but it works for me. Sorry to hear it doesn't work for you, but thanks for giving me a reason to go look at the product. Looks like it would be good for me because I deer hunt 3 days a week, but dont kill that much. It's nice to have a cooling option that I can re-use.
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Out of curiousity, I read reviews from different sites. The reviews were mixed, although at least half seemed to use it wrong. Also, it's important the Tundra series is frozen at very cold temperatures, something some freezers are not capable of.

The most believable review I saw was this one, which pretty much seals my skepticism. I suggest someone from LAS do the following test and see what happens.

'Sorry...just doesn't work as advertised. I bought the medium size Arctic Ice pack, froze it for a week at -10 degrees and tried it out in a cooler with two frozen water bottles. When I checked it four hours later, the liquid was half melted already. I double checked to see if bought the correct cooler pack because it sure didn't hold up like dry ice as advertised! Possibly the large size may work better, but I was totally disappointed in this product.'

From: http://www.sportsmanswarehouse.com/sportsmans/Arctic-Ice-Tundra-Series-Ice-Substitute/productDetail/Soft-Coolers/prod999901367798/cat100875#reviews
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The real problem is : Global Warming .....sis , sis , sis
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I lay them in the bottom of chest and add ice. Keeps the ice longer but not much longer than a frozen 2 liter bottle in bottom. My wife bought them for a Christmas present. They are nice but for the money, the 2 liters work just fine.
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fishfiles did u invent the internet too??? is your first name al??
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I heard one of the famous ice chest manufacturers did a study , they had gotten a lot of complaints of their 5 day chest only hold ice for 3 1/2 days , they said they use to , but no longer do and it was beyond their control cause it is an Act of God , so I'd guess by that deduction Global Warming is an Act of God or maybe just an act by someone who thinks they are ------- don't know about all that , but I do know the Sun is closer to the Earth than any other time of the 5,125 year cycle ittakes to do an orbit and is in one of it's 11 year solar flare up cycles so maybe the inside the ice chest is getting bombarded by Gamma Rays , so someone needs to build a ice chest lined with what it takes to block the Gammas from penetrating the box and melting the ice , you could call the new box ' The Hulk ' = built with Global Warming in mind
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Surprised they didn't blame the ozone hole and dead zone, too. If one is going to lie, lie big and with gusto! Everyone knows its a lie, but at least get brownie points for creativity.
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dr.spot, are you talking about the ice chest makers or the president, congress and politicians???
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I have found that when possible (and needed), I will put a 'sacraficial' 10# bag of ice into the ice chest for almost an hour, before I fill my large (100 to 160 qt) ice chests. This brings the temp down before I fill the ice chest. Bringing them inside of the house into the air conditioning helps too. The orange juice cartons and 2 liters work great for that too. Great thing about 2 liter bottles is if you get stranded, you have water to drink. It also is a great source of water to wash your hands. My camp has no water so it is very welcome.
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Right on boots. I have used them for drinking water when scouting for deer season after we ran out of bottled water. Was a life saver....
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