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cactus9
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May 19 2017 22:51
No fridge

Has anyone successfully tried this and had a decent diet? I'm living in one room and I can't stand the noise plus I've been thinking about the energy aspect of it for a while. So far (about a week) I've been living on junk food and missing milk in my coffee but I think I'm going to get my shit together and start cooking and also try one of those zeer/ pot in pot fridges. I'd be interested to hear any thoughts or experiences. Alternatively, and as this does fit better there, does anyone have a good recommendation for a permaculture forum that's not too mad.

Thanks in advance. I know primitivism gets a bad rep, I'll let you know straight away when I get scurvy/ food poisoning wink

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May 19 2017 23:31

FWIW, if you follow a vegetarian diet, I think you'd be safe to turn off your fridge overnight if the noise bothers you that much. Those things are designed to keep in the cold* and as long as you keep the door shut and avoid certain salmonella-prone food - cooked rice can be a big one - I imagine you'll be fine.

As for the energy aspect, you're already living in a single room, that means you're consuming a shit-ton less energy than than the average. If you buy one of those new super energy efficient fridges, you'll still be doing better than the vast majority of the population.

Know that wasn't exactly an answer...

*Another little tip: the more you have in your fridge, the less energy you use and the longer things stay cold. Loading up your fridge with gallon jugs of water is good way to save money and maintain a nice cold temperature. #lifehackswithchilli

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May 19 2017 23:47

Ah, this reminds me of the time a few summers ago when thunderstorms & forest fires knocked the power out for a week. MAY THAT NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN, PLEASE GOD I'LL BE GOOD!!!

I put the milk in a cooler box btw, worked OK.

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May 19 2017 23:48

Cactus9, don't be such a berk. Just fix the bloody thing: how to fix a noisy fridge

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May 20 2017 06:27

Energy efficient fridges are great but there's also the question of the use of energy and resources to build new ones as well as disposal of the old ones.

The gallon jugs thing is a good idea, the other thing to do is just not open it very often, every time you do the cold air falls out and has to be replaced.

Like chili says if you're eating fresh fruit and veg then you don't need to refrigerate that stuff. That said I have a fridge and freezer full of stuff, I am one of those people who can't stand not to have food in the house.

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May 20 2017 12:02

Keep milk carton in a bowl of water.

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May 20 2017 15:47

Drink black coffee. Milk is for babies.

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May 20 2017 18:47
Steven. wrote:
Drink black coffee. Milk is for babies.

Drink black coffee. Milk is for calves.

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May 21 2017 11:54

Milk is for all mammals!

cactus9
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May 21 2017 16:11

I bought some almond milk in a little experiment today. But then I did have lamb leftovers at lunch, so it's kind of swings and roundabouts round here.

The no fridge experiment continues. I'm quite enjoying it. Definitely gonna start cooking again, I think that'll be the big test.

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May 21 2017 21:40
Hieronymous wrote:
Steven. wrote:
Drink black coffee. Milk is for babies.

Drink black coffee. Milk is for calves.

What do you eat with cereal? Or do you just avoid that altogether as well?

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May 21 2017 22:20

Serial is for killers.

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May 22 2017 04:49
zugzwang wrote:
Hieronymous wrote:
Steven. wrote:
Drink black coffee. Milk is for babies.

Drink black coffee. Milk is for calves.

What do you eat with cereal? Or do you just avoid that altogether as well?

I usually have muesli with almond milk.

At the turn of the millennium I rented an unfurnished flat in Neos Kosmos in Athens, Greece for a year. It had no fridge, so I had to adapt. Someone gave me a 2-burner electric counter-top stove. When I cooked, which was almost daily because I was usually broke, I also had to go to a nearby public market to buy fresh fruit and vegetables every day. There was a great bakery down the block, which I visited daily too. I had to plan precisely, because I couldn't leave leftovers around.

It worked out pretty well, saved me money and kept me healthy. By the way, when another libcommer from the U.K. visited, he bought me a stovetop espresso pot so I stopped drinking tea. Didn't have milk though.

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May 22 2017 07:06

dried lentils, dried beans, rice, fruit, onions, leeks and so on, Whole grain bread, canned makrell ... stay healthy, don't eat junk Food.

One of the terrible Things about modern Capitalism is that Health has become a class privilege. I'm fortunate to live Close to a park With bars, so I can stay in shape doing pullups, dips, shoulder flies With a suspension trainer and sprints, I don't need a gym, but ironically poorer neighborhoods don't have those parks.

The same is true With Food, very often for the poor it is almost impossible to eat healthy.

I actually might start a post about this.

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May 22 2017 17:15

Canned meat and jerky will go a long way. You could do a sort of Paleo diet

Still tho...Aside from the noise...We should be abolishing capitalism not fridges