@lljk I received one as a gift years ago. It’s luckily not camo. I really like it. I can carry a 6 pack around much easier in it than a cooler. The city I live in doesn’t have open alcohol laws. So at festivals I can carry it around and still have my hands free.
So wait. I could take something that’s a relatively compact form factor (a six pack) and turn it into a long stick instead? And then count on the empties to be as structurally sound as the fulls or make it a weird flaccid thing to carry around?
I can’t imagine why these aren’t universal accessories.
I’m in. Not because I think these are especially useful, but because my dad was a well known decoy artist many years ago, and Ducks Unlimited stuff carries a bit of nostalgia for me. (added a picture of a few of his decoys just for show-n-tell )
I think I’ll give the DU one to my husband for Father’s Day (he also collects decoys) and the other one to my son who likes to hunt…but I’m not sure they will get used for their intended purpose, lol! It’ll be interesting to see if they actually work.
Thank you for the unusual stuff you’ve been posting, Meh! Keep it up!
@Kyeh That is so nice of you to say. It was (and is) a pretty unusual hobby, but I loved watching him work as a kid.
Decorative decoys were much less detailed in the 70’s and 80’s (when my dad was involved) than what you would see by the top artists in the field today. The level of detail has advanced so much that the ducks literally look like they’ll get up and fly off the table, lol! It’s insane.
@Kyeh I’ve made a few, but let’s just say they were not great. I did learn a lot about decorative painting techniques which I use all the time. I do leather crafting and I am able to use many of his old woodworking tools on my leather stuff, so it’s cool to be connected to him through those. I just wish he were still here to see all that I learned from him about working with my hands.
He did make actual ‘working decoys’ to be used in the water for hunting as well…the ones above are just for display.
I did a marketing campaign for Salem and Camel cigarettes in the 90’s and we gave these out as merchandise. We called them tube coolers. I still have a couple. The Camel one was Barbie pink.
You can thank me later for the visual.
These are very, very dangerous. To wit:
I go camping in bear country with one of these and a rifle strapped over my shoulder. A grizzly pops out of the woods and charges me. In one smooth motion, I roll my trusty .30-06 off of my shoulder and try to chamber a round. To my horror, I discover that I’m trying to arm a six-pack of a delicious craft ale. The bear realizes that it’s happy hour, drinks the ale, eats me as a bar snack, belches and ambles off, without even leaving a tip at the bar. Grizzlies are rude like that.
@mehcuda67 Where your story completely fails any relation to reality is that there is simply no such thing as delicious craft ale… or any ale. Pilsners and lagers are harder to make because they take skill and practice and patience…and taste way better too. The world agrees by volume and popularity. Ales are for poser hunters. lol.
@kbaum17@mehcuda67 Pffft… a gorgeous ale is opened. Unfortunately, the duck cooler gets completely caught up in your Pffft cooler beverage and - fuck you made noise. Duck hears that and is gone like the wind… you fire a few shots in defiance but the bbs wind up in random spots in the marsh and then you turn on your hunting buddy. How much you say that was hanging loop down downtown buddy? BAM… insta-fix.
@macromeh Dios Mio. #1, It is a joke. #2, I never said any such thing. Reading comprehension is a test very few do well at these days in school.
I said people like Pilsners and Lagers the most. It’s a simple fact. I wonder why they buy them so much. Hint: It’s mot because they hate them.
Some people like In-N-Out burgers and will even act like they are cool and hip for liking them, even through any honest person knows that they are over-rated. Just tells me they really don’t know anything about burgers.
… and, hey, McDonald’s burgers must not be too horrible… or they wouldn’t be so popular, would they? hmmmm.
@Arglebargle that is a great idea!
There definitely has to be plenty of ‘outside the box’ uses for something like this. I can’t imagine that it would actually keep drinks cool with no room for ice packs, but the neoprene and the shape has to be good for something!
Might be decent for festival use. Like for the person on beer run duty. The Jazz Fest and Pet de Kat Krewe people will know what to do with these. Also good for walking in a parade or second line or art walk.
Well, these appear to be 27" long, which won’t work for the 3’ x 3’ mats I use for X-Wing. It might work for the 24"x14" MtG playmats, if I rolled two (or three?) together by the long edge.
Really doesn’t seem like these would be good for that. Oh well.
It saddens me to accept that since I have moved out to the part of the country where camo is considered a primary color, I know people that these will make great Xmas stocking stuffers.
I never knew you could buy recliners, sofas and living room curtains in came until I moved out here.