Should How to Make Your Freezer Last Without Electricity be a PDF? probably not, its a page out of a larger document that I can’t identify. If you know the author, let me know as I would like to find the entire work.
Rather than wait to upload the short document here it is (and I added a video below)
First step is to cover the freezer with blankets to help retain the cold. Then, find dry ice (if everyone else in town hasn’t bought out the supply).
Blanket coverings will keep a a full freezer frozen for two days, and the addition of dry ice will prolong that to 3 or 4 days.
If power stays off, it’s time to eat and time to can the meat remaining. Canning low acid foods such as meat requires a pressure canner, canning jars, and a source of consistent heat, like an RV propane stove., and some skill.
In considering your time requirements, it took two days of steady canning to put a 230 lb pig into jars. Each jar holds 3 lbs of meat.
I keep 2 liters of water frozen in my freezer for the same purpose, but it also keeps it cram full which makes the freezer more efficient. When the power goes off I also try to keep the door closed which makes the ice last longer.
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