We take some cubed ice, but just for the beverages. I fill gallon milk jugs with water and freeze them and they keep the meat plant cold until we get back home. We may pour some cubed ice on top of them if it get real warm. Also keep the cooler in ther shade as much as possible and we cover them with moving plankets.
If I am after an antelope I'll take my 165 qt cooler and fill it with frozen milk jugs. Once I get to where I am going to hunt that cooler will never get opened unless we need to put some meat inside it. It is surprising at how long that frozen water will last that way. The longest that I have tested it is about 6 days with still enough ice not to have to worry. Now the cooler that has the beverages in it, well that ice goes fast.
How many of you out there keep a journal of your hunting trips or outings? I started to about 20 years ago and then moved them from a journal to a story that I will send out to my friends so that they can enjoy the time as well. I'll aslo put into the journal the scouting trips that go along with the hunts of limited or once in a lifetime hunts.
I have found that if you buy a small notebook that fits into your shirt pocket and take it with you when you head out is the...