Mike while I might agree to a point... the times past is just that... times past.
No one takes a horse to work? No one puts their fingers on a rotary phone anymore... etc. Refrigs offer a convenience and a convenience only... some of us would like dairy products like butter, eggs, produce, etc. and these need to be refrig. at some point... even when camping... some people bring coolers with ice, others choose to bring an Engle/Coleman electric cooler... it's choices... some cruisers want that choice to cool their beers or other items... I sure do and so do many others... others choose not to have anything refrigerated and would rather use dry goods only... I was only hoping to give those wanting a cheap alternative to the compressor type refrig systems wought with maintenance issues...
Yeah ... it's a fine line between nostalgia and current reality. I often slip over the edge
. And don't get wrong, I've got no problems with having a fridge, a shower or even an electric windlass. I really appreciate your ideas. Please, keep them coming. I'm learning a lot from you and others. Heck, I may even try and coax my fridge along (did I mention how much I like cold beer as well
It's just interesting (to me) how these items so often become some sort of benchmark around discussions of frugality. I'm just musing...
I will say, you don't need a fridge to cruise with most fresh produce. A lot of things that we routinely refrigerate do not require it. Fresh dairy and meats are the challenge, but there are ways to manage those as well.
But just to be clear, I'm not suggesting in any way a luddite approach here. If a fridge works for you, then I'm all for it. It's just that I do wonder if all the effort and energy is really worth it. There are alternatives that are a lot easier -- at least for low-talented people like me