It was a great movie, if a little strange, and an unusual part for Harrison Ford.An entertaining and innovative approach to this problem of making ice from fire was dealt with in the 1982 book by my favourite author Paul Theroux: THE MOSQUITO COAST.
The main character grew disillusioned with modern American live with all of its materalism, moved his family to South America and used his technical knowhow and Yankee frugality to create a higher-tech Swiss Family Robinson lifestyle. This included a massive device that made ice without electricity or fossil fuels.
A movie based on the book starred Harrison Ford and showed that ice maker in all it's steaming, clanking glory.
He's my kind of survivalist!
"We eat when we're not hungry, drink when we're not thirsty. We buy what we don't need and throw away everything that's useful. Why sell a man what he wants? Sell him what he doesn't need. Pretend he's got eight legs and two stomachs and money to burn. It's wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong."
Allie Fox: "The Mosquito Coast"
I suppose this video isn't available elsewhere? I can't get this one to work and I would like to see what he has. My fridge is free as I have a spring house up on the hill. It is a concrete block house that is buried into the side of the hill where there is a spring. The spring comes out and flows through a concrete trough before it flows out to the river. I keeps everything about 40- 45 degrees no matter how hot or cold it gets. The only draw back is that it is up the hill. I have to walk up the hill to get a cold beer. I use to have a propane fridge on the porch but I hated paying for the propane so I got rid of that. I would like to see if this would make a good replacement for that so I could be lazy again and just walk onto the front porch for a cold drink.Man what I wouldn't give for a working version of this!
Would be great for up at the cabin, BOL, hell, even at home.