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Forget the bags of ice. It melts fast and it makes a mess. Just use frozen bottles of water. Not only do you have a clean cooler, but you have ice cold water to drink.
Dry Ice works well too. Just place on the bottom of your cooler and put a paper bag over it. Keep food cold for days and also doesn't melt.
I've been doing this for years. Even before single serving bottled water! A recycled gallon milk jug works great. Plenty of water and keeps the cooler cool.