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Old 01-14-2018, 05:15 PM   #1
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Default Bison coolers a great lost and found story

I own 5 Bison coolers and have been a fan of the company and product. So on August 27th when Harvey was bearing down on East Texas I sent the boys to fill all the coolers with ice anticipating that the power would probably go out. Little did I know that my own home would have 2.5' of water flowing through it the next day! The boys stored all the coolers in our shop that took on about 3.5-4' of water, and obviously when that happened we were no longer concerned about having icy drinks.
So a few days later when the water went down and we started assessing all the damage I noticed that my small Bison was missing. Unfortunately this was my wife's cooler that was the perfect size for beach trips and other events. We live on 43 acres that has a bayou as a property line...so fast forward to January 12th, I decided to have a walk down the bayou to see what all I could find (we lost other items as well). The bayou banks had plenty of 5 gallon buckets, other cheap coolers, and low and behold over 2 miles from my house was my brides Bison Cooler sitting upside down on a bank! Plenty dirty where it had been in the water but still tightly closed AND

Full of ice!!!!!! Ok not really but in otherwise perfect shape! Before and after pics to come as it comes clean.

The folks at Bison and the product are great!
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:18 PM   #2
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:26 PM   #3
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Great story! I'm glad for your wife.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:26 PM   #4
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That’s cool SR
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:28 PM   #5
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The inside was perfectly sealed as you can see and the outside is coming back around!


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Old 01-14-2018, 05:28 PM   #6
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I knew the ice would still be in it!
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:37 PM   #7
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Thatís cool! You should clear coat it to preserve that look!


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Old 01-14-2018, 05:39 PM   #8
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I don't think it's going to come completely clean!
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:46 PM   #9
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Cool story. Glad you found it.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:52 PM   #10
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That's a cool story! I knew when reading it that the cooler would be full of ice! That's why I own a bison cooler as well!
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:07 PM   #11
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I need to look into those!


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Old 01-14-2018, 06:12 PM   #12
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I'm surprised the bayou wasn't frozen over!

Glad you recovered it!
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:13 PM   #13
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Neat...glad you found it.
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:14 PM   #14
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I'm surprised the bayou wasn't frozen over!

Glad you recovered it!
The ground around it was iced up solid...almost couldn't tear it loose
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:18 PM   #15
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Love this story!!!
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:36 PM   #16
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Great story.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:52 PM   #17
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Thatís really cool! (See what i did there)

Last time my yeti was missing i just followed the ice trail.


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Old 01-14-2018, 08:59 PM   #18
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That cooler has a story you need to pass down from generation to generation.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:09 PM   #19
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Great Story, to bad it wasn't full of beer
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:32 PM   #20
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I went bak and cheked my spellling now that I sawe you reed it!
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:13 AM   #21
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pretty neat
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:39 AM   #22
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Awesome
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:59 PM   #23
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Heck of a story !!! Cool that you found it.
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