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Old 07-24-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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I have a little galley ice chest that I store under the v berth in my boat. It is used only for food and I only open it a couple times a day.

I've been thinking about layering the bottom of the cooler with some dry ice but I'm concerned about the gasses it gives off... are they harmful?

If I put it in a zip lock bag wouldn't it cut down on the cooling capacity ?

One of the givens on the lake it the daily trip to the marina for ice. I'd like to see if I can stretch that to every other day given it's usually a 30 mile trip and gas is still around 4:80 a gallon when you're wet.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:46 PM   #2
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take the bottom of the cooler and line it with blocks of ice....then a good layer of news paper over that....then you can stack all your food in it for a couple of weeks.....dry ice won't hurt your food but is dangerous if not handled properly......

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Phillbo, Dry Ice is solid Carbon Dioxide (CO2). Can be very bad in confined spaces.
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