theCryptofishist wrote:Imagine the mess if it doesn't work and starts to melt.
Not saying it will happen, I'm sure I've read about people who did it. It just seems to me that having something so vital depend on electronics working on the playa is asking for trouble.
lemur wrote:we use two regular household fridge/freezers and one 6 foot deep freezer on the playa without issue in the camp im with..
they are old and still survive.. if shit breaks.. we would just have to figure it out.. and we would..
ours are powered 24/7
ygmir wrote:a friend brings a small size chest freezer, cheaply had from Sam's club, runs it on a Honda eu2K, not all day, but, it stays frozen the whole time....takes things out as needed to thaw in an ice chest, keeping drinks cold. Put it a little up off the ground on blocks, in the shade....I'd not be super concerned about putting it in a yurt. the cooling fins, if exposed, are easy enough to blow out with a small compressor, either there, or when you get home.......
don't over think it!!
Hondovious wrote:lemur wrote:we use two regular household fridge/freezers and one 6 foot deep freezer on the playa without issue in the camp im with..
What are they stored in?
some seeing eye wrote:Why the f not?
Many inexpensive "freezers" are designed to cool to like 31F. What we expect a freezer to do is more like 0F. Read the specs very carefully.
How many hours can you be in transport with your frozen food without plugging it in? Dry ice?
Plan to consume the contents in case of emergency thaw?
The efficiency goes down due to altitude and ambient temperature - easier to transfer heat to the outside coils when it's 60-70F in the room than 90F.
Power wise, new freezers are efficient and a light load. I have dined a meal on one in the old Lance Camp - the original BM Power grid camp, of course they were on a redundant geni grid...
IMO, if you are going to do it, do something really epic with the contents and blogument the sh out of it!
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