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We are right in the middle of summer, and it’s a hot one. Parts of the United States have seen record high temperatures, and in Phoenix, nearly 50 flights were canceled because some planes can only operate in temperatures of 118 degrees F or less.
Of course, the heat is no big deal if you have AC and a refrigerator full of cold drinks, salad fixings, watermelon slices, and other foods that are great on hot days. But what if a disaster knocks out the power to your home? What will happen to all that cold food?
Today I want to share a couple of articles from Off The Grid News that explain how to keep your food cold when there’s no electricity.
The first article has three suggestions:
1. Create a Zeer Pot – This is basically an ancient type of refrigerator.
2. Use Your Solar Oven to Cool – Basically, you make a heat sink, but it only works at night.
3. Make an Evaporative Refrigerator – You can find instructions for this in the article.
The second article has some of the same suggestions along with three others:
4. Store Your Food Underground – Hang your food in a well or put it in a root cellar.
5. Use Running Water – If there’s a cool stream nearby, you can put your wrapped up food in it.
6. Make an Ice Box – This involves harvesting and storing ice from frozen lakes.
Learn more about these methods in the full article.