Next time the cheap plastic cooler hinges finally wear out and your lid goes flying off don't throw that cooler away! Find and old leather belt and cut a few strips 2 or 3 inches long. Back the screws out of the hinges and take them off. Before putting the hinges back on bridge the gap with the leather belt strips. Tighten the hinges back down on top of the leather belt and your cooler is reborn!