By Lisa Batten Kunkleman
Following Hurricane Matthew, I wrote about reusing our bathtub filled with emergency, hurricane water to wash our hound dog, Sadie.A Bathtub of Hurricane Prep Water? This year, we filled pots and pitchers with water in preparation for the very devastating Hurricane Florence that hit the Carolinas and Virginia.
Not wanting to waste the remaining water, we used it to refill the dogs’ water pot, for washing dishes, and for boiling eggs.
First, I used the water for the “float test” to determine if the two dozen expired eggs in the fridge were ok. This time, our electricity was only out briefly from the storm; otherwise, there would be no need to test the eggs. If you’re not familiar with the “float test” it is simply placing eggs in water to see if they sink or float. If they float, don’t eat them. They’re better in the compost pile than in your belly. Here’s a brief video of the process.
October 7, 2018 at 6:38 pm
Glad you got through the hurricane and didn’t need all that water after all.
October 9, 2018 at 12:56 pm
Thanks so much. We were pretty thrilled as well. We did have half a dozen trees down but thank goodness none hit the house. We were extremely fortunate.
October 10, 2018 at 8:13 pm
And here comes Hurricane Michael!
October 24, 2018 at 8:04 am
Useful to know! This and the toenail thing. Thanks for sharing, Lisa.
October 24, 2018 at 11:09 am
Thanks. I try to help. Ha