As we go through the meat that we had "processed" in the winter months for the year, our freezer becomes empty. When the gaps emerge, we fill up recycled sparkling water bottles with water and place them inside (making sure to leave a few inches from the top empty as the water will expand when it turns to ice).
Here are our five reasons to store frozen water bottles in the freezer:
1. Saves money. The fuller your freezer is with frozen items, the less energy it takes to run it.
2. Power outage protection. The more ice you have in the freezer, the longer your food will store safely in the event of a power outage.
3. Emergency water supply. In the event of an emergency, you have drinkable water in your freezer and bottled for convenience.
4. Instant ice. When taking family vacations and trips, you can cut into your frozen water bottles and use as ice blocks in the ice chest.
5. Convenient portable cold water in hot weather. When the weather warms, I send hubby off in the tractor with a frozen water bottle so he has access to chilled water during the day. This also doubles as an ice pack in his lunch box.
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