Ice saves food and money

A couple of days without power can cost you a lot of money as food spoils in your fridge or freezer. Fill zip lock freezer bags with water and keep them in the freezer. When the power goes out the bags will help the space stay cold longer. If you need to you can move the bags to the fridge or a cooler. When the bags thaw you will also have more water.

Find great tips and information to help you and your family prepare, survive through, and clean up after the next major storm event below.

These products were the most requested products during the past storm events.

42oz Reusable Ice

Be ready for that next power outage with this hot ‘n cold reuable pak. Safe and nontoxic. Colder than ice. Place in cooler for picnics and camping or wrap in towel for First Aid. Size is 7″ x 7-1/2″. 42 oz.

Reusable Hot N Cold Pack

Multipurpose pak. Use to keep foods hot or cold. Can be used over and over again. Safe, nontoxic. Leakproof bag. Size: 5-3/4″ x 7-1/2″ x 1-1/4″.

Woodstock Hardware customers interested in protecting their family and home during the past storm events also purchased these popular products and supplies.

34 Qt Cooler w/Handle

Holding up to 48 cans plus ice. Rubbermaid’s superior thermal retention keeps food and beverages cold. 2 built-in handles for easy carrying. Stain and odor-resistant, easy-to-clean liner. Hinged lid. Blue with white lid. Made in USA.

16 oz Reusable Ice

Safe and nontoxic. Colder than ice. Place in cooler for picnics and camping or wrap in towel for First Aid. Size is 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2. Great for keeping items in smaller coolers cold. 16 oz.


2 Gal Beverage Cooler

Igloo’s 2 gal beverage cooler is made of high-impact, lightweight plastic. Won´t dent, chip, crack, or split. Lid fits snug. Contour handles accommodate heavy work gloves. Foamed in place polyurethane insulation. White nylon spigot. Safety colors of red and yellow.

Remember keep cold and icy things close together. As ice warms, it gives off a flow of cool air to the surrounding area. This warming is slowed, however, if cool objects are stored close together and can keep the surrounding area cooler. Even placing ice next to items that are merely cooler than the room can slow the melting time.

Click here to learn more about storing food in emergencies prepared by Colorado State University.