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This may look like a pile of terracotta pots but it’s very exciting.
When we cycle to the allotment on a hot sunny day. There’s nothing more desirable than a refreshing cool drink.
But the challenge is keeping it cool. If you’ve cycled you don’t really want to bring a cooler box/bag and add to the stuff you need at the plot.
I’d read about a simple no energy cooling idea that’s been used successfully in Africa.
A guy called Muhammed Bah Abba won an award when he developed the idea.
So I thought I’d give it a go.
It’s very simple. Basically you need two clay pots and a clay saucer as a lid. I put a smaller saucer underneath. The clay pots have good insulating properties.
One pot needs to fit inside the other and the gap between the pots can be filled with damp sand.
It’s very simple.
So the good news is. The chocolate on my snack bar didn’t melt. And the drinks were cooler when they came out after about an hour than when I put them in.
That’s a good result.
(And I’ve found a way that works for me to watermark my photos on here. Now all I need is an easy way to watermark all the ones I uploaded already).
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