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Refrigeration

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series RefrigerationWithout electrical power, refrigeration is not possible, unless you happen to have a supply of ice that will last your for months. Luckily, we have electrical power at base-camp and refrigeration is now possible – in a hi-tech kind of way. There are 3 kinds of cooling base-camp needs: 1) Medicine refrigeration to keep medicine (mainly insulin) cool for weeks 2) Food refrigeration – if you have this then insulin can be … Read entire article »

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Medicine Refrigerator

Medicine Refrigerator

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series RefrigerationIf someone in your group has to have chilled medicine then you need to have a small refrigerator to handle this need – do this NOW. If you have a refrigerator in base-camp then this item may not be necessary. However, I recommend a dedicated power pack to run this item, even if you have a refrigerator for food.  But it’s your relative and you do … Read entire article »

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12-Volt Coolers

12-Volt Coolers

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series RefrigerationYour power grid can easily power a 12 volt cooler that can lower the inside temperature 40 degrees F below the outside temperature of the cooler.  So if the outside temperature is 85 degrees F then the inside cooler temperature is 45 degrees F, same as your kitchen refrigerator.  If the outside temperature is 100 degrees F then the cooler is 60 degrees F and any … Read entire article »

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12 Volt Refrigerators/Freezers

12 Volt Refrigerators/Freezers

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Refrigeration12 Volt Refrigerators/Freezers are mini versions of your kitchen refrigerators that run from 12-Volt power supplies like the cigarette lighter in your car or from your electrical grid at base-camp. These freezers/refrigerators can make ice to use on an injury or add some excitement to drinks. I view these expensive items as icing on the cake, for Gold or Platinum Kit members.  I would buy these … Read entire article »

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Evaporative Air Conditioning

Evaporative Air Conditioning

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series RefrigerationIf the regional electrical grid is down, so is normal Air Conditioning (A/C) in your home. Your normal A/C works on a closed freon system that compresses freon gas into liquid and then that liquid boils in the heat exchanger part of your furnace to cool your home about 40 degrees colder than the outside air. Nothing is added to this closed system except electricity to power the … Read entire article »

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