One of the latest and greatest inventions I’ve seen is the evaporative cooler, or “swamp” cooler. An alternative form of air conditioner, swamp coolers provide cool air to a small space. While run of the mill central A/C systems simply provide chilly air, a swamp cooler also dampens the air with a boost of humidity! This is incredibly useful in dry climates, however it can prove destructive in a hot and humid region, that being said, I will say that the portable swamp cooler for my vehicle has been cheap. The A/C system in the vehicle broke down ages ago, and I just haven’t had the money to get it patched up. Then I stumbled across a portable swamp cooler, which seemed love the right fit for my needs. After all, I was driving through the southwest every month – that’s the hottest, most dry locale I could guess of! It was a wonderful thing in theory, although I didn’t suppose if it would be as easy as the advertisements for it made it out to be on TV. However, I wanted to give it a shot. The portable swamp cooler essentially just needed batteries to run, and fresh ice to act as the coolant for air conditioner! I loaded the system up with ice and set it in my car, and before long I discovered that I had to shut the swamp cooler off – it was finally working too well! Plus, the condensation forming on my windows from using the swamp cooler made it so that I had to lower the windows and use hot air from the vehicle to defog the windshield. It’s not often that I can say something works too well to be good, but this swamp cooler absolutely needs to be used in a locale that has open air access.