This is probably one of the weirder questions on this sub but I've recently found out I have bed bugs. I'm wondering if I can put all my board games inside a garbage bag and leave it in a walk-in freezer that's about -20C for a week to kill them. Do you think that would ruin the material in any way?
EDIT: Wow, I did not expect this to blow up haha. Thank you for all the suggestions. It's also motivating to see I'm not the only one dealing with this situation.
I have been looking for an upright freezer 7.0 cu for a couple of months now. Best buy, NFM, Home depot, Lowes, and even walmart are out. Is there a shortage? Because of Covid?
Edit: *in cowboy: I m in texas, ya'll =) if anyone has had luck specifically in my state.
Edit_2: Since there are so many people sharing their stories about all kinds of items that they are waiting on. I am interested to know, what are some items that you ordered for your house that haven't come in yet? :)
NFM: Nebraska furniture mart
Situation in title. My 2 year old somehow unplugged our deep freezer and thawed our entire stockpile of meat for an unknown amount of time. It is still cold, but not any colder than the fridge, I get a little nervous to refreeze and would rather just cook it all off.
We have another kid coming in less than 2 months so I'm thinking of making a bunch of freezer meals and treating this as a wallet-wrenching blessing in disguise. We normally cook as we eat and I don't typically freeze foods. Any freezer friendly recipies are appreciated.
We have thawed a bunch of chicken sausages, chicken breast, multiple packages of ground turkey, and about 20 boneless skinless chicken thighs.
Edit: Thank you SO MUCH for all the suggestions! I'm using quite a few of these today. Made a big batch of fennel Turkey meatballs that were vaccum sealed and put in the freezer last night. Made some homemade chicken tenders and thai green curry this morning, now working on shredded adobo chicken chili. Have b... keep reading on reddit ➡
Basically the title. If your freezer loses electricity or just breaks, the ice in the cup will subsequently thaw leading to the dime sinking. So if you see a frozen cup of water with a dime at the bottom, it means at some point your freezer stopped working.
Our freezer broke tonight. We have an order for a half cow that we'd need a second freezer for anyway, so we started shopping for one we could pick up tonight and swap all the food over and then have our broken freezer fixed in time for the cow.
So I get on the gargler and do the old jazz hands routine. Hmm, nothing at HD. Nothing at Lowe's. Nothing at Menards. Nothing at Best Buy. Craigslist and Facebook marketplace are just a bunch of industrial units or gas station ice cream bar freezers.
We're going to check out Costco and some local appliance places in the morning, but it would appear at least based on my particular neck of the woods, the world is out of freezers. I don't know if everyone bought one so they could stock up for the apocalypse or all the factories are just closed on account of the apocalypse.
Luckily, our neighbor had room and was nice enough to jam that sumbitch to the gills so our problem is temporarily solved until we can get a guy to come look... keep reading on reddit ➡
I started with the classic 3 start. I named them 'One', 'Two', and 'Three'.
Two and Three died tragically in an infestation, so I stored their bodies in the back of my freezer for 2.5 years, until I got a ressurection serum for both of them. One died shortly after from a brain infection and dementia.
Two and Three survive on to this day with no ailments. One has resided in my freezer for 2 years now.
bake them in a 300° oven for 30-60 minutes. It will remove all the aromas that make your ice taste bad. Be sure to use oven mitts- the silicone will be super hot. Let them cool, give them a wash and they’re ready to go.
Caveat: please be 100% certain that the tray is 100% silicone- any other type of plastic or rubber will melt/burn and you’ll have a bigger stink issue in your house and possibly a fire hazard.
It’s seriously killing me. As someone who is trying to ramp up my lager production, the lack of relatively cheap refrigeration is such a bummer.
I get that there was a rush when Covid started but it seems that every other hoarded item (to, hand sanitizer, etc.) is back to normal availability. It seems that even Craigslist is a dead end, although everyone is moving in my area.
Any advice for finding one?
Due to mental illness I have periods of time where I'm super motivated to cook and prep lots of sauces and veggies and whatnot followed by periods where I have absolutely no motivation to put in any effort into my meals. I'm looking for some meals I can freeze and then thaw and have ready to eat to accommodate this.
I'm trying to find more meal ideas that could be frozen, and reheats well. Must have vegetables, I'm trying to be healthy, haha. I googled online and there's a lot of recipes for casseroles and stuff, but they're very meaty.
So yeah... Title. I do it a lot, ngl.
A full freezer uses less energy that an empty one. If the power were to go off the frozen bottles will work as ice to keep the rest of your food/freezer cold. After frozen, the bottles are great to take with you one a hot day for a cold drink later. If you need to keep some things cold in a Ice Chest and don't have time to get ice they will work also. When you need the room in your freezer for food, simply put the frozen water bottles in the fridge. If you have a huge amount of extra space in your freezer, do not put too many bottles in at one time, this could drop the temp of your freezer for a while. Almost all standard 16 oz water bottles will not crack or explode from being frozen.
I've been stocking up nicotine for the vapocalypse. I've read posts from this sub and from other resources on the best way to do this, of which the consensus is to transfer the nicotine into amber bottles with polycone tops & storing it in my freezer.
I just went to the carolinaxtract(dot)com website, on their FAQ section I saw this-
Should I store Nicotine Products in the freezer?
No, Absolutely not. Damage can occur to100MG/ML nicotine products when oxides form during near-freeze/thaw cycles caused by temperature fluctuations of some freezer units (but not all). Such fluctuations are typically caused by opening the freezer door and outside weather affecting the efficiency of the unit. Typical refrigeration temperatures, or even room temperatures are a much safer storage range than 27-33F because they are well away from freeze/thaw potential.
Does anybody think that this is really a thing?? I mean I bought the polycone caps to prevent oxidation, but the temperature fluct... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm going wild with the urge to nest/get my house all perfect. It's like super intense. I'm trying to channel it into things I can control and not keep obsessing about things that are unrealistic or dumb (ie getting every house project including major renovations done in the next month... Just give it up brain).
To that end, does anyone have favorite meals to make ahead and freeze (or assemble and prep ingredients to freeze for easy cooking later)?
We are lucky to have a freezer in the basement so I feel like I can really go crazy filling it up and future me will be much happier with that than if all the curtains are perfectly done, or whatever else the obsession of the day is.
Edit to add: thanks everyone for these great ideas!! Hope this helped others too!
It might seem obvious, but most people don't even notice this light or have any idea what it's for.
These freezers are often in garages and basements, and other places that have GFCI outlets (with the test/reset buttons on them) and it may not be obvious if a breaker or GFCI trips, cutting power to the freezer.
If you walk past your freezer, make a point of checking that the light is on.
Obviously, your freezer can simply fail, even if the power is fine, so there are other reasons you might lose the contents, but this is still a pretty common occurrence and easy to watch for.
Edit to add: This isn't to tell you if power had failed and has returned; only to alert you that there is currently no power. The ice cube tricks in the comments are a great way to make sure power wasn't off too long while you were gone!
An Alaskan 1,600-lb (726-kg) moose will dress out at about 950 lbs (431 kg), yielding approximately 500 lbs (227 kg) of meat.
With some lard, tallow, or duck fat (depending on your preference of fat) added on the dinner plate; one moose could last one person on carnivore diet 8 months, at 2lbs of venison per day. ... Or could last longer than a year and a half (20 months) at 2lbs of meat per day, if venison is mixed in 50/50 with grass-fed hamburger.
For someone who lives near a good fishing spot (even an urban fishing place, like on the Provo river) and has year-round fishing (like we do here in Utah), it's apparently do-able to live completely on meat that is fished and hunted (but adding store-bought carnivore fats as desired).
I did some research on what it would take to hunt a moose in Alaska. And found:
>For most Alaska moose hunts, non-residents should plan for a $160 annual hunting license fee (must be purcha... keep reading on reddit ➡
Because you're so hot that I melted
Family of 4 with two young kids so frozen pizzas and ice pops are in there too. Sorry if this is a FAQ, I can’t seem to find how to search on mobile...
I’m new to prepping and I understand that I should be buying nonperishable items, but I suppose I never realized that I actually never use cans unless it’s sauce, beans and sometimes fruit. I always buy fresh or frozen veggies, fruit and meat. I’m more worried about the electric going out for a long period of time and then everything I bought to freeze ends up spoiling, or the fact I have an electric stove and wouldn’t be able to heat or cook the majority of things if I needed to. I don’t think my husband wants to invest in any type of generator either... so I’m kinda torn on what I should be stocking. I live in upstate NY so there’s no hurricanes or tornadoes. Should I be stocking things to freeze assuming I won’t lose electric or stick with canned goods?
Was rushing to make this thing and put it in the freezer (never made it before and thought this is where it goes) without reading the last instruction that it goes in the FRIDGE. Froze over night. Moved to the fridge this morning, need it for tonight. Is a she ruined?
It makes every frozen pizza a little bit tastier
Maybe this been posted before, but I find myself throwing away a lot of leftovers, especially frozen pizza. This isn’t AS wasteful if I don’t eat everything that’s been cooked.
(May drip cheese in your oven this way if you don’t use a pan though.)
I'm wondering if any of you have tips to make foods that can't be frozen last longer? It pains me to throw these away (especially any animal products) but I just can't finish them prior to them getting slimy or moldy.
Some things I can never finish even when buying the smallest options: • lunch meats • sour cream • nut mylk • mayo
I'd love your tips on other products that don't freeze well, or if they can be frozen, let me know how!