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Is Your Refrigerator Running?

October 14th, 2012

No sir, it is not. As of tonight, we are no longer using the freezer or the fridge in the camper. We killed it and turned off the propane tanks a couple of days ago. One tank is empty, and we have been using the other to cook with in the van until we get one of these 1 gallon cylinders. The last item in the freezer was finally thawed today and we ate it for dinner. It was a big, thick, juicy strip steak. It was a nice end to a our life of “fridging it”.

We are talking about getting one of these WAECO CoolFreeze compressor fridge/freezer and running it via our solar and battery bank. I want to put it off though to see what it would be like to live without refrigeration and/or a cooler for at least a couple of months. We are either going to be eating super fresh, super canned, or grains and legumes. Those who know me know that I like my dairy, meat and produce and that we make almost everything from scratch. It’s going to be a big, interesting change. It should be fun.

In other news, we had a nice day. We went to a swap meet in town, drove the van around on BLM land and chilled at the lake.


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5 Responses to “Is Your Refrigerator Running?”

  1. cyndi says:

    can we get a two fer or bogo sale on those waecos? It’s on my list, too.

  2. Thanks for the direction of coolers… Just bought a Weaco Dometic cool/freeze 40 qt… now the wait on the shipping… Happy T’Giving, sorry you cant make it, you both will be missed…

  3. Got the fridge and it is the bomb… Holds rock steady at 37 degrees all day and uses very little power… Gone are the $5.00 a week ice runs and frees me up to take extended runs… AAA+++

  4. Ay and Jay says:

    Hey you guys! You will not regret getting the fridge. One of the best investments we made! Its great because we we can keep eating fresh and avoid eating out a lot! Hope you guys are having a great time!

  5. Intriguing! I love that cooling is within reach for solar applications.
    The Good Luck Duck recently posted..Big Sky Country is not just for Montana

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