Are you keeping cool on these hot days?
Do you use air conditioning of fans?
I have window air conditioning and fans and looking at other options to deal with
100+ temps in the summer if the grid goes down or even power outages.
My cat Grayson loves to lay stretched out in front of the fan and cool off when he can.
We can’t forget about keeping our fur babies cool in the hot temps.
Both dogs have get cooling mats and helps them stay somewhat cool.
Rusty having long hair is always hot it seems.
I found this Lasko High Velocity Fan on Amazon and it cranks up pretty darn good,
putting some cool air out. And use it in conjunction with a LG floor A/C
(pictured below)that vents out the window. Both do help cool things down and get some of the high humidity out of my small house.
I have two older used AC’s. One’s in the living room and one’s in the bedroom.
It still can get hot in here when temps are over 100 degrees and I definitely
am not baking or canning in my small kitchen which is always the hottest room
in the house.
Because it gets so hot here in the summer months not to mention the
humidity, I’m looking at options to stay cool with no power.
It’s always 20 degrees cooler under the trees so that is an option.
And the dogs and I can take a dip in the new pond I hope to get
finished soon to cool down some.
What are your plans if the grid is down and it’s hot out in the summer?
Or are you still kicking that idea around?
One thing I’m going to be making and trying out soon is this:
I’m going to drill holes in the side and bottom of a 5 gallon bucket,
and put it inside another bucket. I’ll add dry ice and install a solar powered
fan on top of the top bucket and blow the air over the dry ice which
in theory should blow out the holes in the sides of the bucket.
I’ll see how this works and of course dry ice may not be available forever
in a grid down situation. But if this works and I can create two or three of
these throughout the house and if cools it will be great plus while the
grid is up my power bill can go down with less AC running.
Perhaps I need a willing person steeped in the knowledge of the Amish
ways or knowledge of making an ice house from the 1800’s to help me
build an ice house or house chest like the Thompson’s
still do for the museum.
What suggestions if any do you have for perfecting what I’m wanting
to do with the dry ice and buckets?
I’m working on some other ideas I’ll share at a later time.
Now I’m off for some ice coffee and to finish listening to
Ron Foster’s book on Audible. Another treasure from
Ron I’m enjoying listening to instead of reading this time.
Disaster Du Jour: Stone Soup For Survival (Grid Down Prepper Up) (Volume 3)
Have a good night, stay safe, stay focused, stay at peace and keep preparing one step at a time.