|Posted on November 9, 2013 at 5:50 PM|
In our Quest to Rescue Freedom we realized we need to be prepared to provide fresh water as it is already going below freezing in Alaska. Sean and I decided to have a little contest and see who could invent a better system since there is not nearby power at her feeding stations. Here is a recent picture of her trying to drink from a bucket of frozen solid ice
Criteria included: No Power at site and FAST and EASY to maintain daily (We are on tight schedules and can't be heating brick or rocks in a fire every day
Here is what we came up with!!!! (The looser had to buy the Winner Dinner - But in the end FREEDOM Won because we were able to come up with a great way to provide her with water!!!!!)
Red Shed Racing, Jill and Sean can only say these techniques are used and executed at YOUR OWN RISK we will not be held liable for our ideas or suggestions.....We are too DOG-POOR to pay you for damages anyway
Supplies: Party Pack Cooler, 2 cans of Great Stuff Large Gaps and Cracks, Alum disposable pan, Bread Pan, 5lbs Whole Corn (Must be WHOLE Corn) and 2 Game Socks 1/4 size COST $60.00
Spray Foam layer in botttom and sides of cooler
Place Aluminum Tin inside holding it in place with Rock continue spraying Foam all around - It took 1 1/2 cans
Place 2.5 pounds of Whole corn in each 1/4 game sock (You will need 2 so you can rotate as needed) Place 1 filled Game Sock in Microwave on High 4 minutes then turn it inside and microwave 2 more minutes on High.
Place Hot Corn Bag inside
Place Bread Pan on top of Heated Corn Bag fill with warm water
(Ultimately the foam should be trimmed and a cover made with a smaller drinking hole!)
Supplies: Stock Pot, Large Stainless Bowl that fits inside Stock Pot, 1 box of Small Mason Jars, Wicks, 91% Isopropyl Alcohol (MUST be 91% "rubbing alcohol will not burn!), 1 can of Spray Foam COST $45 (although to maintain this daily 1 32oz bottle will last aprrox 2-3 days so the cost but be expected to increase)
Drill small hole in lid of mason jar, feed wick through (Keeping the wick only exposed enough to allow a small but sustainable flame), fill the jar with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol Taking care not to fill all the way leave a little space, seal lid and light.
Drill vented holes in top and bottom of Stock Pot, Place Jar inside
Use Spray foam on outside of pot (Make sure your flame is OUT) once cured follow instructions on can for time period, light flame again place bowl on top and fill with water
(Ultimately you would secure this device to a tree or something to prevent it from tipping over!!!!!)
And The Winner IS...........
While both devices worked 8 hours at 20 degrees F Sean's stayed a tepid 90 degrees while Jill's got to about 35 degrees. Both worked but it obviously get's much colder in AK than 20 above! So Jill is buying Sean Dinner. There are Pro's and Con's to each:
Obviously one is SAFER than the other and on is a fixed investment (besides microwave use) BE CAREFUL NOT TO FILL THE 91% Isopropyl to the brim or you will get this result!!!!!!!! The Flame Can Wick Through the LID!!!!!!