Thanks for all your quick replies, even though it got a bit out of hand at times. This is neither a lifestyle thread, nor a philosophy discussion. Just a simple suggestion to share experiences about living without fridge in for me exotic places.
Seems like having no fridge works for most of you, but that a fridge is a convenient help. I think cold beers is a quite bad argument for wasting all that energy and space. It became obvious that a more vegetarian to vegan diet is the result of fridge free, and there's nothing wrong with that. More frequent trips to the shop are alright, that's what we always did even before moving into Kiwi, however, could potentially suck when long term cruising
and away from shops for weeks. Also, having to potentially waste fish
would suck, too (so you apparently get fish
too large to be eaten at once by two persons? I'm impressed!). My greatest concern is still the energy consumption
, and I'm not really willing to hassle around with various devices just for that - therefore I don't believe we would use a fridge much during long term cruising
. Yes, we are show-off simplicity lovers.
As many suggested, we will see how it develops. I'm positive we won't regret it while here. Removed the fridge yesterday and stored it at a friends house. Already a great relieve to have that extra space, and in fact we have so few items that need refridgeration, we don't know what to do with all that space, yet! Maybe a guitar amp? It's especially good to see what's going on behind it where we have all kinds of hoses for fresh, raw and waste water
. We might stick it back in when the time comes to go south and see if it still works to use during the short motoring sections or when on land power.
Thanks for your thoughts, I appreciate it!