How to Make Food Last Longer Before the Power Goes Out


Here’s a simple way to make sure your food will stay safer longer if the power goes out: keep your freezer full. Some jugs or freezer bags filled with water will do the trick.

•     If you lose power, a freezer that is half full will hold food safely for up to 24 hours.

•     But a full freezer will hold food safely for twice as long — up to 48 hours.

So to be prepared, fill up some plastic jugs or freezer bags with water and freeze.

If your power does go out, you can find out how long specific foods will stay safe here.


See Also:

Power Outages: How Long Does Food Last in the Fridge and Freezer?


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