He did not need to build any technology at all.
Pre-electricity, ice would be harvested from frozen fresh-water lakes and stored in ice-cellars underground, packed in sawdust. No technology needed other than a lumber saw and brute force.
Historical documentation of ice-harvesting - library of congress images: http://www.acontinuouslean.com/2010/12/26/ice-harvest/ RandallFan (talk) 02:44, November 5, 2012 (UTC)
Sources and addition
Found that bit about when he and Miles left the base here: http://www.nbc.com/revolution/exclusives/footnotes/# I hope I formatted everything ok, change anything if you think it needs it. M67PattonZippo (talk) 15:16, November 12, 2012 (UTC)
http://www.nbc.com/revolution/video/enemies-of-the-state-part-1/n33141 and http://www.nbc.com/revolution/video/enemies-of-the-state-part-2/n33314 could be useful for his issues with Miles. M67PattonZippo (talk) 22:01, March 6, 2013 (UTC)
Part 3 is up, I'll add it later if I have time. http://www.nbc.com/revolution/video/enemies-of-the-state-part-3/n33545 M67PattonZippo (talk) 13:44, March 12, 2013 (UTC)
Here is part 4. http://www.nbc.com/revolution/video/enemies-of-the-state-part-4/n33765/ M67PattonZippo (talk) 14:12, March 19, 2013 (UTC)
Part 5. http://www.nbc.com/revolution/video/enemies-of-the-state-part-5/n33959/ M67PattonZippo (talk) 00:45, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
I got his father (William), and I think his mother (Gail), didn't see the sister's name. Spartansniper450 14:38, April 30, 2013 (UTC)