thedude wrote:That's a tough one... the best, most reliable thing I could recommend would be to try something like locking the fridge closed somehow, then having the key to /that/ lock in its own ice release. Even then, you're only looking at double the length of your current release.
thedude wrote:Let us know what you come up with!
onestrangeguy wrote:It depends uppon how big your freezer is...
Really big blocks of ice can take days to freeze through (Solid)!
I'm not sure about melt times. !
Audrey_CD wrote:During the second world war something called piecrete was developed to make ice last longer. This is done by adding sawdust to the water before freezing it.
Information here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piecrete
I imagine once defrosted, you would need to make sure that no sawdust got transferred into the the lock...
lj wrote:just insulate the ice
make a thick box out of polystyrene. Builders suppliers and big DIY stores will stock sheet 50 or 100mm thick, use gaffer tape to make up the box, with the vital key on a string through a small hole in the box, then put the box out of reach.
No idea how long it will delay the thawing, so experiment
wormblaster wrote:Don´t forget to take other security measures not entirely relacted do self-bondage itself.
Turn off everything you don´t need, like the gas for instance, and unplug all the electric´s equipment you would turn off, when there is a Blizzard Storm.
Besiedes that... will your neighbours know you are at home or...? Will they expect that?... what you gonna do if someone rings at the door, or the phone?... Things like that.
You cannot disapeare for 2 entire days, can you? Perhaps you can... I don´t about your life
thedude wrote:If you were to do something like this, I'd recommend putting your ice in something like a double boiler, except you won't heat the outer dish... just fill it with the iced saltwater, then float the ice in the upper layer. The key is to have some type of waterproof material separating your saltwater from your ice. You might even get two differently-sized styrofoam coolers, then float one in the other that way (though, you might want to weight it at the bottom, so the salty part covers as much of the outside of the inner vessel as much as possible).
thedude wrote:Related: I'm intrigued by this Pykrete business... plan on running a couple experiments of my own, and will report what I find.
Lost Soul wrote:Anyway, just my thoughts for your review. Feel free to poke holes in the theory if you like. I have been known to be wrong from time to time.
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