BlackRockCityPimp wrote:Out of 8 years I only used the ice camp twice and have never purchased from Center Camp. I was glad for the having ice available but could have lived without it. Radical Self Reliance means planning your burn without dependance on ice availability.
Some of us like the convenience of Artica & their ice- especially at a bar camp when you don't want to haul out huge fridges & generators to keep the beer cool (not everyone wants warm beer). You can be as macho as you want & not use it.
Radical Self Reliance means being self reliant- it doesn't mean having to follow the Diktat of someone elses version of what it means. If someone plans on using Artica they should also have a backup in case they can't get ice there for some reason, but there's no reason not to make Plan A getting ice from them if that's what they want.
Personally, I keep my vodka cold in the freezer of the RV, my mixers in the fridge. Don't need the ice except for the bar. Got the RV genny & a backup. All good to go.