Every year in September, I stop buying perishable foods. I have canned goods, boxed goods, and anything I can make with water. Bottled water is a necessity.
I also have V8 Fusion, a drink made from half vegetable juice and half fruit juice. It has a long shelf life, over six months. Tastes great too. I like the pomegranite/blueberry and the peach/mango. And if you want a cocktail, drop in a little gin or vodka.
The freezer is empty except for butter and bread. No meat, no fish, ~ when the power goes off, those items are the first to defrost and spoil. The butter and bread are usually still edible when defrosted. Some people put a bag of ice in the freezer when they know the loss of power is imminent. That's how the old "Ice Box" was kept cold before electrical refrigeration! That's how we do it here in Florida. Years and years of experience dealing with storms. Tropical Storms, Tornadoes, Floods, Storm Surges, Lightning, you name it, we've got it.
Hurricanes and Tornadoes... A Montage
Hurricane Ike video taken by Brave Soul... !
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
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