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Why You Should Always Leave 'A Cup With A Coin' In the Freezer Before Leaving Home For A Long Time

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During calamities, one should be prepared of any disruptions and occurrences along the way. The most important aspect to safe keep during a hurricane is the food that could suffice throughout the disaster.

Being focused as to how to stay safe must be your number one priority when natural disasters hit your area or region.

Power outages during a heavy storm is usual which might spoil leftover foods inside your fridge. Upon coming back after being evacuated, the food may still be safe to eat. Here's how it is:

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Presenting the ingenuous "coin in a frozen cup of water" trick.

This trick has been known for some quite time but usually resurfaces upon an announcement of a coming natural disaster.

Fill a cup with water and place it in the freezer until frozen; afterwards place a coin on top of the frozen water and place it back into the freezer.

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Upon returning check if the coin is still on top; this means that electricity didn't run out for quite some time during the storm and makes your food safe to eat.



However, if the quarter has sunk to the bottom; this means that electricity was out for a quite some time and you should probably empty your fridge before you get food poisoned with spoiled food.

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Lastly, If the quarter is somewhere in the middle: You may be safe, but the freshness of your fridge contents is uncertain



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Refrigerated food is considered safe as long as the door was kept shut and the power is out for no longer than four hours.

It is important to stay safe during and after the calamity. Store more of foods that aren't easily spoiled and could last for quite a longer time.

Source: Insider
Why You Should Always Leave 'A Cup With A Coin' In the Freezer Before Leaving Home For A Long Time Why You Should Always Leave 'A Cup With A Coin' In the Freezer Before Leaving Home For A Long Time Reviewed by Maria on 20 January Rating: 5

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