Yukon Cold Lockers

19 02 2014

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When Igloo came out with their new line of Yukon Cold Lockers, they made three promises to their customers; Out Haul, Outlast and Out Chill.

Yukon® “Outhauls” by offering a true capacity in their cold lockers. They use the measurements from the inside where it counts, the Yukon 70 will actually hold a full 70 quarts. They have solid handles that are formed right onto the cooler body, no more attached handles that can break away after time.The drain plug is tethered to the oversize drain enabling quick clean ups and no more lost plugs.

With a 5 year warranty, roto-molded construction and UV inhibitors, the Yukon is able to “Outlast.” They have also installed bigger, stronger hinges with stainless steel pins. One feature I really appreciate is the hinge holds the lid open so that you can use both hands placing items inside. The dual durable latches are animal proof and incorporate a T-handle for ease of opening.

They make it possible to “Out Chill” by using thicker insulation in both the body and lid, and a full gasket, like those used in refrigeration. Igloo has also used reversible skid/ non-skid feet to keep the locker elevated above hot surfaces, allowing air flow around the entire cooler. Use the skid side out when moving or unloading, and the non-skid side out when you want it to stay in place like on a boat deck.

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Ryan with his large brown trout, which went into our Yukon Cold Locker
Photo: Diane Hassinger

Ladies in Camo staff accepted the honor of Yukon Cold Locker Pro-Staff because we believe in this cooler. Igloo has long been a name to trust for 67 years. Our experiences have varied, due to the different environments and situations where we have used these coolers. One fact stays constant; Yukon delivers on their promises. These cold lockers come in various sizes from 50 to 250 quarts, with the MSRP of the Yukon 70 being $389.99. You can purchase your own at http://www.igloo-store.com/detail/IGL+YUKON+70 or at many retailers across the country.

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Diane with her Illinois buck, Yukon Cold Locker was there!
Photo: Diane Hassinger

Diane’s Yukon has been on the go; gator hunts in the heat of Florida, salmon fishing in the cold of New York, deer hunting in frozen Illinois, sailing, picnicking, camping and hog hunts. While I have not had the opportunity to try out the “keep cold for 7 days”, I have had my cooler stay cold for 5 days without replacing the ice while we were camping. This was our only refrigeration, and even though the temperature reached the high 60′s during the day, we never had a loss of coldness. I dumped out ice when we returned home. All of our friends and family now want to borrow my cooler and have had experienced similar results. I definitely need to add another Yukon in a much larger size! ~Diane H

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Michelle’s 1st Black Bear taken in Maine 2013 at Pleasant River Guide Service in Milo, ME.
Photo: Michelle Harmes

Michelle’s Igloo’s Yukon cold locker has gone with her on her hunting trips, whether it’s down the street or across the country. “I trust Yukon to keep my game meat cold until I get home. On a two-day drive from Florida to New York, my Yukon kept hog meat and over 30 pounds of alligator tail frozen. The Yukon is built better than any cooler out there and will out haul, out last and out chill it’s competitors. If you need a cooler that can keep up with you, take the Yukon challenge at yukoncoldlockers.com and you will see who the clear winner is.  From Alligators to bear to bow fishing tournaments, my Yukon is with me for whatever I can throw at it.” ~Michelle H

Absolutely the best ice chest I have ever owned! Photo: Jeanne Peebles

Absolutely the best ice chest I have ever owned!
Photo: Jeanne Peebles

Jeanne feels these are “Absolutely the best ice chest I have ever owned!” Being on the Gulf Coast we use our ice chests daily and to have one that does not require filling with ice daily is a dream! Our Yukon goes everywhere with us. Fishing, hunting, vacation or just in the back of the truck filled with cold drinks. Previously we would have to fill our ice chest daily. With the Yukon we can go up to 10 days without refilling!” ~Jeanne P

Nancy Jo also counts on her Yukon. “You can find my Yukon Cold Locker with me on every hunting trip; it is just as important as loading my weapon for the hunt. The reason I choose Yukon is a no-brainer….it keeps ice rock solid for the entire hunting trip. I can depend on Yukon to not only keep ice longer and my food/drink cold but also to keep game harvest cold until processed—no worry of spoiling or bacteria ruining the meat. Yukon is always on my gear list because I can count on it.” ~Nancy Jo A

The Yukon Cold Locker, is always on the go! Photo: Nancy Jo Adams

The Yukon Cold Locker, is always on the go!
Photo: Nancy Jo Adams

Out Chill! Photo: Nancy Jo Adams

Out Chill!
Photo: Nancy Jo Adams

See more at: http://www.yukoncoldlockers.com/product.php?name=Yukon70

Yukon® outhauls

True Capacity

  • Means measuring from the inside – not from the outside
  • Holds a full 70-quart load
  • Get the capacity you pay for
  • Maximum space for your catch or prey

Rock Solid Handles

  • Steady no-swing design
  • Permanent, theft-resistant
  • Wide enough for two hands

Tethered Drain Plug

  • Oversized for fast drain an quick clean-up
  • Stainless steel chain prevents loss
  • Clog and leak resistant

Reversible Skid and Anti-Skid Feet

  • Use the sliding side for easy moving and unloading, flip to anti-skid to keep locker in place. Non-markin

– See more at: http://www.yukoncoldlockers.com/product.php?name=Yukon70#sthash.ZpXWX4rU.dpuf

Visit the Far Horizons at http://www.yukoncoldlockers.com/far-horizons/ to see all the amazing ways fans are using their Yukons!

Igloo Yukon Cold Locker logo is the sole property of it’s rightful owner and used within this writing solely for the promotion of products herein as requested by the product’s manufacturer.

Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these product reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

This post originally on Ladies in Camo at http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2014/02/10/yukon-cold-lockers-by-igloo-diane-hassinger/

Lifeline by Hunter Safety Systems

19 02 2014


Do you know someone who has suffered a fall from a tree stand? Unfortunately, I do. His fall was not the fault of not wearing a harness, but rather from the transition from the lock on to the climbing sticks. Had he still been attached to the tree he would not have suffered such extreme injuries. Hunter Safety Systems Lifeline could have prevented his fall. Statistics show that the most dangerous period for falls from a tree stand is when the hunter is climbing in or out of the stand.

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The HSS Lifeline
Photo: Hunter Safety System

The Lifeline is a heavy duty rope that ties off to the tree above the stand and extends to where it is tied off near the base of the tree. All Lifelines accommodate tree stands up to 30 feet high. The Prussic knot enables the user to be attached to the Lifeline by the harness tether strap and the supplied climbing carabiner.

The user slides the knot up the tree as they climb the ladder keeping them safe from a fall. No more worries when you move from the ladder to the stand, or while you attach your tree strap. The Lifeline can be left attached to the tree for the entire hunting season, but should be check every 2 weeks for signs of deterioration or damage by rodents.

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The Lifeline installed above my tree stand
Photo: Diane Hassinger

I used the Lifeline in conjunction with my Hunter Safety System Lady Pro Series Safety Harness the entire archery season. It took only a couple of minutes to install; really about the same amount of time it takes to install a tree strap. Every time I used the Lifeline, I felt confident and safe.

At one point during archery season, I experienced an incident that made me truly feel that I had taken my safety for granted while hunting in Illinois. I had forgotten the Lifeline, not a big deal, since I still had my tree strap with me. As I climbed up that first morning, it was noticeable that I was not as comfortable as when I was attached to the Lifeline.

The rest of the day, I forgot about the line; that is until I went to climb down! My upper body strength is impaired due to surgeries for breast cancer, and I do have an issue pulling myself up and letting myself down out of a tree. Again, I was noticeably uncomfortable stepping off of the stand onto the climbing sticks. I will be doing my best NOT to forget my Lifeline ever again!

The HSS Lifeline does several important things: keeps you safe from falls, simplifies your set up in the stand each day, and gives you peace at mind that you may not even realize until it is not there!

HSS Lifelines can be purchased directly from HSS at http://www.huntersafetysystem.com/lifeline/, or can be found at many of the larger sporting goods shops across the country. For the MSRP of only $39.95, put one in each of your stands.  After all, what is your life or quality of life worth? Stay Safe!

For more on the HSS Lady Pro Series Safety Harness, please visit http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2012/11/28/diane-reviews-hunter-safety-system-lady-pro-series-harness/

Hunter Safety System and HSS name and logo are the sole property of its rightful owner and used within this writing solely for the promotion of products herein as requested by the product’s manufacturer.

Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these product reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

This was originally published on Ladies in Camo at http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2013/12/27/lifeline-by-hunter-safety-systems-diane-hassinger/