Disclaimer: Beautiful Touches received products from Patriot Coolers to facilitate this post, which is part of our Gift Ideas and Buying Guide series of publications. Information comes directly from brand. All opinions stated are those of the author.
So, a hurricane or tropical storm hits and your power goes out…what do you do to keep the contents of your refrigerator cold?
A lot depends on how long the power is off. The best thing to do is to drastically limit how many times you open your refrigerator and freezer. The less often you open them, the longer the contents stays cold/frozen. Once the power goes off, food will stay safe in a fridge for 4 hours if the door is not open Once the power goes off in a full freezer it will stay safe for 48 hours, and a partially full freezer for up to 24 hours.
Getting Prepared for Hurricane Season with Patriot Coolers
Residing in central Florida, and having been born and raised in the area and living here for most of my life, I’m not a stranger to tropical storms and hurricanes. We stay as prepared as we can. I’m grateful to now have a 50qt cooler from Patriot Coolers, and I will fill it with ice before any upcoming storm that comes our way.
This cooler is serious business. With up to 3″ of walled insulation, it will keep ice frozen for up to 5 days. AND if you have enough time in advance, I would suggest that you “pre-chill” your cooler by filling with ice for 24 hours before use. When you are ready to fill your cooler, dump the ice and ice water, fill with fresh ice, food, and beverages. The new ice will stay frozen even longer when your cooler is pre-chilled in this manner.
This cooler isn’t just for times of emergency…not at all. It’s great for backyard parties, a day at the beach, camping trips, and who hasn’t struggled with the need for more fridge space during the holidays!
More on the 50 Quart Patriot Cooler
Construction – Built to withstand the toughest conditions.
Bear Resistant – Designed to keep unwanted guests out.
Non-slip Lid – Perfect as a casting platform.
Convenient Measurement Guide – Embossed 24” ruler on lid.
No Sweat Exterior – Outside surface stays dry.
Quick Drain System – Easy flow drain spout to drain water, keeps ice in place.
Heavy-duty Rubber Latches – durable design to secure lid.
Freezer-grade Rubber Gasket – Commercial-grade Rubber Gasket makes a perfect seal.
Built-in Rubber Feet – Non-slip rubber feet built-in to cooler.
Molded Side Handles – For balanced heavy load lifting.
About Patriot Coolers
Freedom Isn’t Free.
Proudly based in Houston, Patriot Coolers offers a premium line of coolers and insulated drinkware, all designed with incredible functionality, substantial durability, and exceptional attention to detail. For the co-founders, however, the Patriot Coolers brand is about so much more than a premium product line; it’s about freedom.
Our co-founders and dynamic father-son duo fled abysmal apartheid conditions in their homeland of South Africa to immigrate to the United States in 1997. The epitome of the American dream, they successfully built a business using their 30+ years of manufacturing experience, which now provides jobs for hundreds of Americans in the Houston area and Americans across the country. In 2018 they founded Patriot Coolers with the goal in mind to create a product line that would give back to the country that gave them their freedom and the soldiers who sacrificed so much to allow them and that freedom.
Patriot Coolers is designed to encompass the integrity, determination, and grit required in the everyday battlefield of life. While this world can often be divisive, Patriot Coolers aims to bring communities together in harmony, to celebrate in unity, the love for this great country.
Our story is just beginning…”
Head on over to Patriot Coolers
I love supporting businesses that “give back”. Check out their site and all they have to offer. They have more than just hard sided coolers:
- Water Bottles
- Coffee Mugs
- Can Coolers
- Soft Packs
- Day Coolers
What impresses you? Which cooler would you most like to have?