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Author Topic: Going away to college with LTFA  (Read 5912 times)


Offline PurpleCat

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Re: Going away to college with LTFA
« Reply #60 on: September 22, 2014, 02:48:44 PM »
That is the one and it is huge!  (OK, the 75 quart is bigger but still)  Just warning.  If I fill it, which I do for softball tournament weekends, I can not lift it alone!  And it takes up lots of room in my van...but it is the size I need.

I bought it at Target and they had some smaller ones that were more square with wheels and some smaller ones that did not have wheels.  I have also seen these coolers at Walmart and Dicks Sporting Goods.

Here's the Walmart page:  http://www.walmart.com/c/kp/colman-xtreme

Offline GoingNuts

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Re: Going away to college with LTFA
« Reply #61 on: September 22, 2014, 05:18:58 PM »
I portioned out a veggie lasagna for DS; I cut it up, wrapped it in freezer paper, then placed in a freezer ziploc bag.  I traveled 6 1/2 hours with a full cooler and everything was still frozen solid.  Just make sure the cooler is packed to capacity and as CM said, that everything fits together tightly.

And - if something is just slightly defrosted, it is still safe to go back into the freezer.  It might alter the texture slightly, but it is still safe to cook and eat.

We'll be going up in a couple of weeks, and I'll be cooking up a storm in preparation.  Can't wait to see my boy.  ;D
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Offline nonuteen

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Re: Going away to college with LTFA
« Reply #62 on: October 08, 2014, 11:08:40 AM »
Five day cooler worked great!!  Had everything portioned and frozen in deep freeze.  Didn't take too much this time because I wanted to try it out first but everything was still frozen solid when we arrived!  Going to take much more next time.
Thanks everyone for all the advice and great ideas!!

Offline ajasfolks2

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Re: Going away to college with LTFA
« Reply #63 on: May 18, 2016, 09:34:15 AM »
Is this where I blame iPhone and cuss like an old fighter pilot's wife?

**(&%@@&%$^%$#^%$#$*&      LOL!!