Install a generator - let’s get that one out of the way first. While I see the advantages it isn’t an option for me currently. I’d like to know tips and tricks for days without electricity.
I’m in the region affected by storms two nights ago and though I’m fortunate to have power restored now, it was out for 30 hours and I wish I’d been better prepared. It is still out at work, and word on the street is that it still will be for several days.
I have candles, and a Red Cross crank/solar radio. I had no inkling ahead of time that a storm this intense was coming so I hadn’t gotten batteries for the backup fish tank air pump. I’ll be better about that in the future. (They all survived without it, I’m relieved to report).
Beyond the basics that would get a household through a few hours, what other preparations would make a prolonged outage easier to endure?