A guy at Bass Pro Shops in Nashville was regaling me on the pros and pros of owning Yeti products. He was a nice enough guy and I listened.

But I don't need to drop 200 or 300 dollars on a cooler (with very little space, if you ask me) just so I can use the same ice I put in it 12 years ago.

Of course, they're nice.

But, on vacation, I didn't use one and I was very happy with my results.

Take a look: