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Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358424
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Given your wife's poor health, getting rid of some food was probably worth the peace of mind.


Eh...wot?

Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358428
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I own a small generator just for that reason. You can plug in and run the fridge and freezers every so often as needed.

Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358430
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Yeah, we have power outages on a pretty regular basis here. Ones lasting 5-10 hours are common. Ones lasting days occur every other year or so.

I've had a Generac 5500 for twenty-five years. One of these years I'll upgrade to whole-house generator.


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Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358436
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Without commenting on the wisdom of the food disposal, I'll second what trapdog1 said. A freezer or fridge is easily run by a small generator. No need to run continuously. An hour or so every 6-8 hours is plenty if you keep it closed.

Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358447
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Originally Posted by Bogmaster
It was in the mid 80s yesterday and still warm when I went to bed at 1;30 am. Cold front blew in causing the storm at 3:30 am.So house was still in the mid 70s . FDA and usda both gave the same advice on what should and shouldn't be kept.The same thing was said by other sources--.
Tom

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Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358491
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Originally Posted by Bogmaster
It was in the mid 80s yesterday and still warm when I went to bed at 1;30 am. Cold front blew in causing the storm at 3:30 am.So house was still in the mid 70s . FDA and usda both gave the same advice on what should and shouldn't be kept.The same thing was said by other sources--.
Tom


I would trust the food telling me it’s bad way before the whole lot of lawyers on the planet.


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Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358504
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Dang it Tom, I think you're going daft....9 hours is nothing....A beaver can be dead under water for 10 days, you can skin it, put the carcass in the fridge for a week and still eat it... lol, you first though. laugh

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Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358568
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You keep wasting food like that you could have afforded a generator long ago.


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Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358577
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Originally Posted by Bogmaster
Owl,I never opened the door. I also never saw anything where freezers were good for several days.24 hors on half full freezers and 48 hours on full freezers.
Tom


The warnings you read are for the same reason there’s a warning on a curling iron for external use only. It has a massive safety factor built in for protection of the manufacturers.

Every situation and circumstance is different, you did what you needed to do. I see power outages a lot working for the power company, mine was just real world experience both witnessed and personally experienced. Last winter we were out for 19 days, I got home every couple days to run the generator and other things, no problems with the fridge or freezers contents.



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Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358580
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One of those stand by natural gas powered electric generators, could have powered your whole house while the power was out. Figure they only cost 1 to 3 % of what the house is worth. Peace of mind knowing the power will not go out , even if the electric company power goes out. Stand by whole house generator also would add value to your house , when you decide to sell.

Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358618
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I have a generator that's saved me many times it's cost, it runs 2 freezers a large Fridge, the attic fan and the TV/VCR/DVD. You could have bought a few sacks of ice or maybe a chunk of dry ice.


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Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358628
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Tom-As in many things in life you did what you figured was best for you and your wife. So be it.

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Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358629
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We get power outages in my area frequently. Out of power many storms for 9 hrs to 36 hours at times. Keep your fridge door closed as much as possible. Never lost any food yet nor have I died yet. Wife is 76 she eats anything. smile like me. Never would throw a pie away for any reason.

My sister does the same thing. Every month she throws food out in her pantry. Can goods and bagged goods. I get enough goods from her worried about code dates to keep us going for months at times.

Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358637
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"Best if consumed by whatever date" has been one of the best marketing schemes ever come up with. IMO



"Use-by dates are contributing to millions of pounds of wasted food each year.

A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic says Americans are prematurely throwing out food, largely because of confusion over what expiration dates actually mean.

Most consumers mistakenly believe that expiration dates on food indicate how safe the food is to consume, when these dates actually aren’t related to the risk of food poisoning or foodborne illness.

But according to the new analysis, words like “use by” and “sell by” are used so inconsistently that they contribute to widespread misinterpretation — and waste — by consumers. More than 90% of Americans throw out food prematurely, and 40% of the U.S. food supply is tossed–unused–every year because of food dating.

Eggs, for example, can be consumed three to five weeks after purchase, even though the “use by” date is much earlier."

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Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358641
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Lived here 36 years,this was by far the longest power outage we have encountered.Usually if they take place,they usually run a couple of minutes.For this reason,I wouldn't consider buying a stand by generator ,also the reason I didn't bother going and getting ice . I was expecting things to be rectified quickly. That is also the reason,when the power came back,I went on line to see how long food should be good.
Tom


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Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358648
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Maybe keep a sack or 2 of ice in the freezer against the next outage. Generators are not too expensive compared to 2 freezers full of food, and have other uses too. I'm looking into converting mine to a duel fuel, and am storing tanks of propane which will never go bad.


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Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bob Jameson] #7358653
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Originally Posted by Bob Jameson


My sister does the same thing. Every month she throws food out in her pantry. Can goods and bagged goods. I get enough goods from her worried about code dates to keep us going for months at times.


This is how I lived in college, lol. My grandmother would throw food out about a month (for canned goods, etc.) BEFORE the use by date, lol. I had her set them all in a box for me. Freezer foods and meats she had a special shelf in her freezer just for my expired foods. I hardly EVER had to buy groceries.

Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358655
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Maybe Gammy was doing it just to feed you? Grammy's are like that!


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Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: BigBob] #7358656
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Originally Posted by BigBob
Maybe Gammy was doing it just to feed you? Grammy's are like that!


No, because she did the same thing all my life when I lived there growing up, lol.

Re: OH the pain-Throwing out food [Re: Bogmaster] #7358662
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