Froze Water to Be Prepared In Case of a Power Outage

One of the most frustrating results of a power outage is losing the food in your fridge and freezer.  If your power goes out, you want your freezer foods to last as long as possible.
One thing you can quickly do NOW that will help the food in your freezer last a bit longer during a power outage is to add some frozen water bottles to your freezer.  Add one or two per shelf.  They can be just 16.9 oz drinking bottles or larger juice bottles, but add a few.  This will help your freezer stay cooler longer should the need arise!  This is especially essential if your freezer isn’t full!   Shouldn’t take you but a few minutes!  Easy Peasy!
freezing water bottles for an emergency
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One “disaster” that most all of us will face at some point is a power outage.  It may last a few hours, a few days, or even a few weeks, but it will likely happen to each of us at some point.


Lack of Time

I’ve found that there are lots of reasons that keep people from becoming better prepared or more self reliant.  But as a young mom one of the top reasons is time, or rather a lack of time.

But really, I don’t think us young moms are alone….

I think that many, if not most, in our fast paced society feel that time slips through their fingers regularly.  And when feeling rushed and anxious, it can be difficult to invest time in becoming more prepared and self reliant.

10 Minute Preparedness Projects!

But very one of us can find 10 minutes, right?  Every few weeks, I challenge myself to spend 10 minutes on preparedness and self-reliance and I invite you to join me!   Simple, right?

You can see all the 10 minutes preparedness projects here:

10 Minute (or less) Preparednes Projects.

Preparedness Projects that can be completed in 10 minutes or less From Simple Family Preparedness.


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Becky is a wildlife enthusiast and pet and livestock care expert with a diploma in canine nutrition. With over a decade of experience in animal welfare, Becky lends her expertise to Simple Family Preparedness through insightful info about pets, livestock, bee keeping, and the practicalities of homesteading.

2 thoughts on “Froze Water to Be Prepared In Case of a Power Outage”

  1. Perfect timing. I have been doing this the past couple weeks. My husband thought I was crazy. But now I know I am not the only one 🙂 Plus I was running out of places to store my water storage. Win-win!!!

  2. Living in a hurricane prone state, I keep a much smaller amount of food in my freezer during hurricane season, which is June 1 to Nov. 30, and year ’round I keep gallon jugs of water both fresh and frozen. When we are threatened, I freeze a lot more to put into a very large cooler and the refrigerator section and I’ve had frozen food last for 5 days in 100+ degree heat that way. I also keep a couple of plastic quart jars of water frozen to use in the small cooler we take to the pool or beach. Frozen water – AKA ICE – is a great asset! If you mix some rubbing alcohol with water and keep it in a plastic baggie in the freezer you also have an ice pack that conforms to body parts!


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