Block Ice Availability

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 15:38
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Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone has any info on the availability of block ice in either Adelaide before we leave on our trip or in Broome before we hit the GRR?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers, Lloyd
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Reply By: Member - Brian P (SA) - Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 16:21

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 16:21
North side of Adelaide.
http://www.yellowpages.com.au/sa/wingfield/wingfield-ice-supplies-14678623-listing.html
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 19:43

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 19:43
Lloyd,

Why not make it yourself?
The problem with buying block ice is the quantity usually sold will half fill your icebox, leaving less room for food, etc.

I have two containers that produce ice about three inches (75mm) thick in my home freezer and when placed side by side, cover the bottom of my Evakool. I could make them thicker, but that reduces the amount of storage space for food and drink.
I usually add a bag or two of crushed ice and the ice lasts for about 5 to 8 days, depending on where I am and the ambient temperature over that period.

Having said that, I seldom take an icebox on extended trips as availability on replacement ice is often not worth the effort and the space can be better utilized for other gear.


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Reply By: fisherPete - Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 20:56

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 20:56
I use 3l plastic milk containers and they pack well.
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 23:35

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 23:35
I use juice bottles in 2.4 or 3 litre size; the brands with a carry handle. They are firm clear plastic and make good ice bricks or spare drinking water containers.

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Follow Up By: Mazdave - Friday, Jun 14, 2013 at 14:22

Friday, Jun 14, 2013 at 14:22
I use a 40 litre Engel - You need ice?
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