So It's TEOTWAWKI & No More Electricity How do you Make & Maintain Ice?

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by ED GEiN, May 17, 2017.

  1. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++

    And are there any basic uncomplicated books you'd recommend on how to live without electricity?
  2. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    In the winter you cut it from a lake. In the summer you find it in certain caves and can get it from there. In the Bend, Oregon area they used to mine ice from lava tubes out in the high desert. In some areas like SoCal I think you would be SOL where ice is concerned.

    Look into pioneer life. There was a great series about homesteading a few years back that's on YouTube. For modern examples I'd look to the Amish. Maybe take some vacation and volunteer to work a farm as a crash course this summer.
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    You just have to drink your Martinis warm....
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  4. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Perish the thought 'ol boy!
  5. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Exactly how is electricity to be eliminated? One may take out the power grid and destroy much equipment with an EMP for example, but we know how to "make" and store electricity to run small freezers if we happen to live in an area where an icehouse is not an option...
  6. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    That's why we make our own electricity. In SE LA ice is nice, but is generally not a natural occurring substance.
  7. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++

    Good ideas, thanks. As an aside, I kid you not, the rain where I live in the Valley, lands on you with some disgusting dirt color in it and when it lands on your clothes such as a Nike Warm Up jacket, it does not evaporate but leaves filthy single pin marked stains. It just started a light drizzle the other day when I was out on my electric bike wearing an Italian Nike Soccer White Jacket with the and it may have ruined a $150 item. I'm waiting to hear from the Chinese Dry Cleaner who looked at it and said the Polite Equivalent of "What the F is this"?
  8. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    In India, the British made ice by putting damp straw over a bowl of water in a breezeway...I think...definitely made ice with a bowl of water and damp straw, I that part is accurate...need to try that, haven;t thought about it in years.
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  9. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Make it in the dead of winter.
    put in a well insulated shed in well insulated pit
    pack with sawdust/shavings

    did this as a kid at my grandparents using 5 gallon bucket ice blocks.
    Still had some ice in late July in Michigan.
  10. Out in the woods

    Out in the woods off-grid in-the-forest beekeeper

    My homestead is on solar power. We have chest freezers.
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  11. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    When your air is so nasty that it stains the rain you shouldn't be breathing it. I'd get out as soon as I could. That ain't dirt and probably not healthy.
  12. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    WHAT??? No ice with my Bourbon?? Oh, Yea, I have a propane refrigerator.. That was a close one..
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  13. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Putting ice in whiskey is a sin. HAHA.
  14. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    If there won't be any ice or cold beer then TEOTAWKI/SHTF/WROL just won't be worth it. We can't allow the breakdown of civilization to proceed until this problem is solved.
    Last edited: May 17, 2017
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  15. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    That's where the Marble stones in the freezer come in handy! Gotta have a cold scotch Me Boy!
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  16. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

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  17. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    No power grid doesn't mean there won't be any power.

    Just because you don't have electric power doesn't mean their won't be any refrigeration.

    Active refrigeration predates wide spread commercial power distribution.

    So there will be some refrigeration, you may not have it but a few will.
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  18. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    BP will ship it to ya
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  19. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I heard he can get you all you want cheap, but you have to pick it up yourself.
  20. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Good Scotch needs no ice,well, maybe one cube.. And a good cigar..
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