8 Cool Cooler Lifehacks - You Won't Believe Number 6!
#1 - Throw Bag
A throw bag is part of every river runners gear. A cooler just happens to be on every multi day trip! Why not bring a little less stuff and toss your swimming friend a cooler! They have great handle options, can be bear hugged for comfort, and are typically nice and visible!
#2 - Opponent In A Game
Are all of your friends off on a hike? Relaxing and taking a nap in the shade? Well grab some stuff to use as pieces, build a chess board out of cam straps, and take on your cooler! Chances are pretty good you will win!
#3 - Guide The Paddle Boat
Your non river friends always want to go rafting. However, you may not always want to be the guide. Throw your cooler on the guide stick, sit back, and enjoy your day on the river!
#4 - Fortune Teller
Everyone loves magic and fortune telling. At least it seems like a good activity after a long day on the river. There is no better person than a cooler to look deep into that crystal ball, and tell you if you are going to win a permit in the lotto next year.
#5 - Rapid Running Sage
Stepping up your river game? Running harder rapids might have you scouting more. This means you might need some extra help scouting the best lines through those class IV rapids. Make sure you invite the ever wise and sage cooler to help you pick the best line. Chances are they've seen more rapids than some of your friends.
#6 - Cataraft Tubes
Sick of patching holes in your cataraft tubes? You know what is more durable than hypalon, urethane, and PVC? Your HDPE roto molded cooler! Say good bye to those wimpy tubes and hello to your new favorite cooler tubes!
#7 - Cooler Upside Down Cake
Dutch oven baking ALWAYS impresses people when in the outdoors. Baking a perfect cooler upside down cake really impresses the crowd! Add some extra juice from the can of pineapple to really make the cake a hit!
#8 - Lead A Hike
Many river trips also have some great hiking options. A cooler lead hike often turns into a trip favorite activity. Just be ready for a cold beverage at the top of a scenic over look!
BONUS TIP! - Fill It With Soup
Spring and fall trips can can turn into cold weather suffer feasts. Before you head to the river make sure to fill your cooler up with piping hot soup for all! This trick will get you invited on off season multi-day trips for eternity!