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Solutions for Refrigeration

 
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Hello,

I live on the road year round, moving from primitive campsite to campsite with work. Sometimes, I have electric, but not often for it is expensive. I have solutions for most of my needs, except one!!

Refrigeration!!

I have done a LOT of research, but it seems to me the one think that is lacking is diversity in refrigeration options. I live out of a cooler right now, but it's a hassle to go out to the store to constantly be purchasing ice. Plus, the ice melts and my cooler has no drain hole.

I have been looking for an ecologically sound, sustainable way to store perishable food for years now.

Does anyone have any ideas...? This is a topic that greatly interests me, to satisfy curiosity and to help my day to day life be a little more awesome!

Let's talk Permie!!!

 
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Christian Huble : O.K., this answer has many parts, Your present cooler is your travel cooler, and good for a few days while setting up and tearing down !

What you want is a wooden box that folds like a wire mesh cage for traveling with pets This one gets lined with dry sawdust 3-4'' thick, and then inside that
is a further box with sawdust that can be allowed to get wet, absorbing spills of all kinds, early in making this system work you can use Your present cooler
as the liner for the larger sawdust insulated wooden box !

For travel you can ether dump the sawdust at your last primitive campsite, there are always places that need better drainage. leveling, or dumped around
the base of trees starting to show their roots above ground so disposal is not a problem !

Your empty box can then ether be folded or used to pack up your gear , little wasted space !

A couple of phone calls should hook you up with a place with tons of sawdust at your location !

Often, your cooler will serve you best outdoors (out tent?) than in an even minimally heated space, but you will not win any friend if your outside cooler
draws animals !

Been there done that ! Good luck Big Al

 
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