In 2009 we had a terrible ice storm here. I was without power for 8 days; some went longer. Some died since no one could get to them and they were elderly . Even after the storm there were so many downed trees and power lines you couldn't get out. Once you got out you discovered the stores were empty because the trucks couldn't deliver. I thought I was fine because I had a fireplace insert and plenty of wood and kindling. Unfortunately, the wood was green and just smoked. I got cold but the house never got below 40 degrees but it was one of the most miserable experiences I've ever had. After it was all over I bought this book at Lowes.
I'll be making turkey carcass soup tomorrow so I can heat it up on the wood stove easily.
Instant coffee since my Keurig won't be working if I lose power and I would be hurting big time without my coffee!
Lanterns, flashlights, batteries and candles; both real and battery operated.
Below is a "camping LED light". I have 2 of these. One in the basement for tornado season and one in the family room where the wood burner is. They're inexpensive, the batteries last forever and they throw a lot of light. I also have under the counter LED lights in the kitchen that I only use when there's a power outage. I also put up curtains on tension rods in the doorways to keep the heat in the family room.
If I don't blog you'll know why! Wish me luck!