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Low tech cooler
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dig    Posted 04-05-2004 at 15:30:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Mohammed Bah Abba of Nigeria won a Rolex award for his pot-in-pot invention. Here's how it works. You take a smaller pot and put it inside a larger pot. Fill the space in between them with wet sand, and cover the top with a wet cloth. When the water evaporates, it pulls the heat out with it, making the inside cold. It's a natural, cheap, easy-to-make refrigerator."

My father and my uncles would take a gallon glass jug, wrap it with burlap, fill it with water from the spring, and dunk the whole thing in the cowtank for a few minutes. This was tied to the back of the seat shock of the Farmall M for drinking water when baling hay. All these years and I never knew they could have won an award for "inventing" a natural cooler.


buck    Posted 04-05-2004 at 19:04:14       [Reply]  [No Email]

While in the Army used to run alot of trips from Southern France up into Germany and back in a 5 ton. Well them trucks had a great big fuel cap so I would tie Beer on strings and drop in fuel tank just in case had to lay over somewhere there wasn't any beer. Beer was always cold but then there ain't many places in France of Germany that beer isn't within walking distance. Never did figure out why military trucks always break down close to a good bar. Anyway keepin your drink cool is important and low tech ways help. Dad uses a half gallon glass jug wrapped in burlap tied to the horse hames.


screamingtree, OK    Posted 04-05-2004 at 15:39:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
That sounds neat. Any idea of the type of pot...terra cotta, plastic...?

Thanks for the idea!
Stacey / screamingtree, OK


dig    Posted 04-05-2004 at 15:47:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Terra cotta, I think.


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