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Re: Do you put your food in a freezer or do you leave it outside?


From: "Igor Krupnik" <answer6@passport.ivv.nasa.gov>
Subject: Re: Do you put your food in a freezer or do you leave it outside?
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:51:46 -0400

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From: onair@passport.ivv.nasa.gov <onair@passport.ivv.nasa.gov>
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 1:38 PM
Subject: Do you put your food in a freezer or do you leave it outside?


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>andy   r. asks this Question:
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>Do you put your food in a freezer or do you leave it outside?
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>Answer:
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>In Alaska, Eskimo people use ice cellars to store their food.  Ice cellars
are about 15-18 feet deep and are snall rooms dug into the tundra.  Since
tundra is on top of ground that is always frozen, called permafrost, the ice
cellar is put below the level of frozen ground.  This is a permanent ice
box!  The food (mostly meat and birds) is kept cold, and it does not dry
out.  Ice cellars are preferred to modern frost-free refrigerators for that
reason.

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