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Old 03-05-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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Making Ice

I can never have enough block ice........which lasts much longer than bagged ice anyway. I fish, hunt, camp, travel.........and always needing block ice.

We buy a lot of various coke sizes (y'all Yankees call 'em 'sodas'....but no matter the flavor, or brand, to a Southerner, it's a 'coke').......2 Liter, and some small flavored waters, and some of the Ice brand flavored drinks in those small but tall plastic bottles.

We save 'em all. Have a 'beer fridge' out in the garage, an old side by side. And the freezer part is always full of those plastic jugs of ice, all sizes. Small ones are needed to cram down into the crevices of ice chests, when various size stuff is loaded.

I keep a one-sided razor blade and cut the top off of all these plastic bottles (BE CAREFUL--IT'S AN ACQUIRED SKILL), cut off the wrappings, and freeze water in them. It's just a ritual, a habit.....but we always have block ice. And when we get somewhere, we can throw away the plastic bottles, or keep them if they are still intact. Much cheaper than those very expensive frozen ice paks!

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Old 03-05-2016, 11:48 AM   #2
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We call it "POP"! Youroo!!
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We call it "POP"! Youroo!!
Yeah. I know. That's the sound my body makes when I stand up.

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We call it "POP"! Youroo!!
We call it what it is , Coke , diet Coke, Coke Zero, Pepsi or what ever you drink
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We do the same. Keep our old water bottles and freeze them. They last a long time and no messy melted ice in the ice chest.
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Hey BandJ, is the Blenhiem plant still makin ginger ale? My mother lives in NMB. When I go home I always bring back cases of Cheerwine. I haven't had Blenhiem Hot Gingerale in ages!
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Hey BandJ, is the Blenhiem plant still makin ginger ale? My mother lives in NMB. When I go home I always bring back cases of Cheerwine. I haven't had Blenhiem Hot Gingerale in ages!
Have never heard of them.........
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Buy some small rectangular containers at Lowes that will fit in your freezer and get real block ice. Years ago, we used new plastic battery boxes.
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Looks like they are still around..

http://www.blenheimgingerale.com/about-us/
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I bought an Ice Maker at SAMs club, it makes plenty of ice for my Diet Cokes and Miller Lite .along with a really good cooler
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