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bigberg2000
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
I am guessing he means bags of ice, which if all next to each other should last a bit especially if covered. Either way this seems like a huge pain in the ass.


fr33manator
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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ice in the bed of the truck will melt in 2 hours.



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Stop every so often to hose them down and add ice.




That’s the plan hoss.


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kjp811
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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Looks like the ice needs to make it to northern Arkansas before you can let nature take care of you refrigeration needs


LSUGRAD2008
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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About 75 people but there will be about 20 Louisiana people.


I would say about 3-350 lbs max. I did a wedding with about 150 people ( most were not from LA) with 500 lbs and had 4 sacks left over. What I did was put a cloth/old towels down with ice on top, Lay sacks on top of ice, cover with a tarp and ice the tarp down. checked on it every fill up and they jived no problem. My drive was 17 hours and during June. Bring all of the seasoning you will need plus extra because you're not getting it there. Good thing also is that it is still cold as frick there so that will help as well. The crawfish will be very lethargic and almost look dead but once they warm up you're gtg


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LessofLes
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
Just lay them in the back of your truck butted up together and cover them entirely with bags of ice. Keep the ice in the bags so it lasts longer. Your goals should be to keep them cold, out of the sun, and not in standing water. Replace bags of ice as needed along the way.

Do this and they make it no problem.


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CarRamrod
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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Looks like the ice needs to make it to northern Arkansas before you can let nature take care of you refrigeration needs


watch him go through a freeze and kill all the crawfish.


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fr33manator
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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but there may be no other more practical way to do it unless he can fit enough ice chests in his truck.


Only other way to get them up there reliably alive would be to get a reefer truck.

You find those self serve ice machines and 20# is less than 2 bucks. Just keep the dropcloth wet and with wind moving over it the ice should last long enough so you’re just stopping for ice when you stop to get gas.


Undertow
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
Herding


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toosleaux
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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What kind of set up will you have up there for the boil?


Bringing five 120-qt pots and burners. Probably gonna be a clusterfrick but I volunteered to do this to help some people.


JPLIII
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
Call the Bandit.


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ZeekFreak
Member since Jun 2017
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
DonChowder's response for the win. We've done the same for a similar trip, no issues


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Chad504boy
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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but I volunteered to do this to help some people.


ahh... we got a bragging thread folks...


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fr33manator
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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Why hose them down? They only need to stay cold (ice) and have oxygen to preserve them.


Just to keep the tarp from drying out and making the ice last a little longer.


kywildcatfanone
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
Ice


SUB
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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Just to keep the tarp from drying out and making the ice last a little longer.


How will adding water to ice make it last longer? And why must the tarp stay wet?


SeeeeK
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St.Louis
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
just rent a refer truck from a truck place,enterprise,etc



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ellishughtiger
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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My buddy owns a seafood shop that sends crawfish all around the country. They use Southwest Cargo to ship nationwide. I’d give them a call and see how they package it. Crawfish always come in fresh however they do it.


Are you going to start the conversation off as: “hey man, this baw on Tigerdroppings...”


Speedy G
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OweO
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Member since Sep 2009
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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19 hours is 2-3 days of drive


Duh frick? 2 or 3 days? Are you only driving just over 6 hrs a day? Some people could drive through 19 straight hours. But it can be done, realistically in less than 24 hrs. At some point, the driver might want to stop and rest for a few hours. So let's say they stop for 3 hrs to rest. 19hr driving, plus a 3 hr rest, that's 22 hrs. Then throw in another hour to factor in time stopped to get gas, etc.


Chad504boy
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re: I need a failproof way to transport 14 sacks of crawfish 1,200 miles
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And why must the tarp stay wet?


can't let their gills dry out.


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