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Need a block of ice for a party or to fill your cooler on a long trip? Pour water into a one- or two-gallon ziplock bag until it's about two-thirds full, and place it in the freezer to create a solid block of ice that will last longer than cubes and cut down on cleanup. Remember not to fill the bag to the top, as you need to leave room for the water to expand. Similarly, you can use this method to make a DIY reusable ice pack to soothe sprains, bruises, and whatever else may ail you.
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