Whenever the power goes out, due to a storm or something else, the refrigerator is probably going to be one of your first big sources of panic. After all, the fridge can hold a week’s worth of perishable food that you’ll have to dump if the power doesn’t come back, and for elderly individuals, it may also be necessary to store vital medications. Unless you’ve got a mini-fridge and a generator handy, everything in there is going to go bad. Luckily, Ryobi’s got a little something that’s a mini-fridge and generator rolled into one.
Ryobi’s Hybrid Power Cooler, while primarily intended for camping and party events like tailgating, makes an excellent emergency food storage solution. The smart digital display can manually cool the 24-quart interior to temperatures ranging from -4 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit, more than enough to keep the essentials from your fridge nice and cool. Using a pair of 8Ah 18V battery packs, this cooler can operate non-stop for up to 35 hours, more than enough time for the storm to pass and for you to secure some more consistent cooling solutions (or just eat everything).