Good advice in Articles under Tips & Facts on Home Page here.

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Storage: Buy your wine in the cask and remove the bladder from the box. Put the bladder in the fridge or esky to separate delicate items from the element/ice."

I have been doing that for many years, as I have a HUGE esky :-) with lots of voids to fill. No need to waste precious space.

When the bladders are empty, they can be rinsed and filled with drinking water and used for the same purpose. I have even frozen water filled bladders before leaving home, which serves dual purposes for several days. Mind you they don't replace water drums for bulk storage. Just handy for the billy and cooking etc.

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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 19:28

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 19:28
Fred, I think there is another good reason to keep them in the fridge, or at least a plastic container.
We had one rub through on our way to Cape York some years ago and the back of the car smelt like a Hunter Valley winery for days after that.

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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 20:25

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 20:25
Dave, Dave, Dave, Tsk Tsk........Obviously you were not cyclicling (sic) them quickly enough LOL. None of my wine bladders have ever LOL leaked where they shouldn't.. :-)
BTW my coach smells of Hunter Valley wine most weekends LOL's them bl@@dy tourists enjoying our valley's offerings.

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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 19:38

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 19:38
Yes, its an oldie but a goodie. Ya know, I entered that little tip into the site 11 years ago - how's that for longevity! And is this the first time you'd read it? If so, proves how much stuff there is tucked away in all the nooks and crannies - you could spend 11 years reading the site and still miss something!

Freezing the bladders (or even old milk contains, 2L or 3L) is great to get some longevity out of an icebox for use at a single stop camp - we do this at Ningaloo and put all the things that don't need to be kept under 4 degrees C in there, but under 12 - eg. lettuce, tomatoes, and other salad vegies that are nicer chilled.

If anyone has more practical tips that you should be added to this, just send me an email (use the feedback form from under the Contact menu is best) and I'll add it to this system so that yours are included!
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 20:38

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 20:38
Not such a good idea with miles of corrugations, ours burst!

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