At Alumapalooza in June, John Irwin (he writes the Great Ideas column for Airstream Life) talked about these little one inch square water packets that you can freeze and use as ice cubes during those times when bags of ice aren’t available to buy at your campground and if the water at your park might taste (and let’s face it, smell) less than desirable.

Small cup, lots of ice.

A box of 20 of these little plastic water-filled cubes cost $5 at Cost Plus World Market and can be frozen and used in your drinks to keep them cool or they can be kept in the trailer as-is until you’re ready to use them. It took about 24 hours to get them really frozen the first time around, and in my opinion, it takes about 4 or 5 to cool down a drink — a little more than a regular ice cube, but your drink won’t taste like crappy water!

Deke was worried that they might take on the taste of whatever item they were submerged in even after rinsing them off, but so far that hasn’t been the case. The name of this fantastic product? I have no idea….the box had one little tag on it, and of course I threw it away. But they look exactly like these Reusable Ice Cubes!

 

 

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