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How to make a Zeer pot for refrigeration

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by ATCclears, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    When I lived in Australia many of the Old homes would have evaporative cooling systems using gutters and cloth sheeting around the porch and windows. The kitchen would have cooling cupboard which had fly screen sides and a reservoir for water cooling as well. The old refrigerators ran on kerosene having a tin fuel tank and a lamp wick that heated a coil charged with ammonia, the refer box wall was much thicker than modern fridge
     
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  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That was interesting! When I was little, in rural Nevada, my folks used an evaporitave fridg made from a packing crate, burlap and a water reservoir. Worked very well.
     
  4. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    even in the 80s I remember my mom's uncles using the canvas water bags while plowing fields - that water was always nice and cool. Same concept as this.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    We always had the canvas water bag hanging on the front of the car.
     
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  6. accurateone

    accurateone Eastern Washington Member

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    My wife is from Australia and when we moved back to the USA we brought her "Meat Safe" it is wood with copper screen sides, solid wood back and a set of double doors on the front. It is a front room piece now but could easily be recomissioned for it's original purpose. BTW: enjoy many of your posts.
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  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Slick!! Remembering this one!!
     
  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Like to see a photo of that! Is it especially old?
     
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  9. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    One of the best things in life on a fry an egg on a rock hot day is to dribble a little water from the desert water bag on your head!
     
  10. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    In the 1940's my parents had a spring house over a year round creek near the house.
     
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  11. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    It would be cool to have an ice cave like the ones over between Bend and Sisters on your property.
     
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  12. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    The nearest ice cave is 25 miles from me, local dairy men would pack ice in it during the winter for use in the summer. Root Cellars can be built above ground, a shipping container could be 'buried' and the storage space rented-out for a percentage of the produce.