I’ve been hearing about these things for years but have never done much more than wonder how they are. We are way too lazy around here to even consider putting one of these things together and I have never seen one offered for sale locally. I decided to order one this year for Thanksgiving.
Last winter, near Christmas, I took a chance and ordered some perishable foodstuffs from a vendor in Louisiana and had good luck. The items came packed with dry ice in a styrofoam cooler-everything was frozen solid as a brick and it arrived in good order. The shipping was steep, as expected, but not unreasonable. The folks at the other end insist on sending these packages 2d day delivery via one of the major outfits-this time it was FedEx.
Yes, I took pictures: