How would you keep your food if the eletric went out?

@kaysue4 (951)
United States
May 27, 2008 7:12am CST
I think it would be harder in the summertime to keep food cold. In the winter is no problem because of how cold it get here. But I was just wondering if people's electric went out after bad weather and no one had electric for even two weeks to a month. Gee, for me, we have a big deep freezer and I guess I would put everything into it and that would be alright for a couple days, but then I would have to buy lots of ice and place it into the freezer. Now, if I had no way to get ice, I would pray that I would have gas on hand for a generator to keep the freezer and fridge running. So, how would you keep your food safe?
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@jonesy123 (3949)
• United States
27 May 08
If you don't open your fridge or freezer you should be alright for a couple of hours. Yes, you will have to buy ice from those stores who have back-up generates. Whatever you have to throw away, keep a list of it. Here the utility companies have to reimburse you if the power outage was their fault.
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@landi927 (657)
• China
27 May 08
I have no idea about that.. But i see some people preserve all kinds of food such as vegetable, fish and meat in salt to keep the food. Coz in some places, especially in the hilly places, people don't have fridge and also, they cannot have meat at any time. Once they got some meat, they preserve it in salt to keep the food for a long time. But, obviously, the taste of the food will change..
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
27 May 08
I would purchase canned goods which do not need refrigeration.
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