Whether you lose power from a hurricane, wind storm, downed tree, or flood, food safety during severe weather is important. If your power goes out, you should know how to keep the food in your refrigerator and freezer safe.  Follow these easy steps to save money and keep your family safe from food poisoning.

Infographic depicting how to practice food safety before, during, and after a power outage

Power Outage Essentials - Power Outage Kit - How to Choose the Essentials & Power it with Duracell #PrepWithPower  #cbias #shop

Power Outage Kit - How to Choose the Essentials To Create Your Own

How to charge your cell phone off your land line if the power is out. photo credit DIYHacksAndHowTos

Emergency power from a phone line - Legalities be damned! (although, if this were a real zombie apocalypse there would be no phone lines either.

For power outages: use solar yard lights as night lights indoors. Safer for kids than candles and they last a long time!

Tip of the Day! Solar lights as night lights! For power outages: use solar yard lights as night lights indoors. Safer for kids than candles and they last a long time!

Wow... Power outage in the cold of winter? You never know when you might need a heat source. This "life hack" is brilliant and simple as long as you keep the necessary items on hand: Bricks, terra cotta pot, tealight candles, matches.

What Do You Know, Clay Pots Not Just for Gardens Any More

I'm not even going to bother paying a heating bill this winter- thanks, Lifehacks!

Power Outage Kit for Kids - Do you have a power outage kit for your kids? Check out our tips on what to put in yours to be prepared for when the power goes out! #BringingInnovation [ad]

Power Outage Kit for Kids

Power Outage Kit for Kids - Do you have a power outage kit for your kids? Check out our tips on what to put in yours to be prepared for when the power goes out! [ad] My advice. just go to bed early!

A rocket stove burns so efficiently that it ensures almost complete combustion prior to the flames reaching the cooking surface, so there is virtually no smoke. And they're easy to make! Click through to find out how as part of your emergency preparedness plan in case of a power outage.

How to Build a Rocket Stove

A rocket stove burns so efficiently that it ensures almost complete combustion prior to the flames reaching the cooking surface, so there is virtually no smoke. And they're easy to make! Click through (Diy Step Fitness)

Something every home needs!  Be prepared and keep your family safe the next time the power goes out with the ReadyBright Power Outage Kit.  It provides light for up to 40 hours on one set of batteries.  Easy/quick DIY installation. These wireless, battery-operated LED lights are perfect for stairways, closets, and under cabinets.

Be prepared and keep your family safe the next time the power goes out with the ReadyBright Power Outage Kit. It provides light for up to 40 hours on one set of batteries.

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