Well, I always have candles handy--our power goes out often. I then listen to my kids panic for a minute, especially if the power goes out after dark. We have a very small generator we can hook up out on the deck and I can plug the coffee maker into it and make a pot for hubby and me. Then the kids will want to snack, and because we have a gas top stove with electronic ignition, the burners can be lit with a match and I can make them whatever they want. Then I will either read by candle light or LED lantern light. The kids will play their handheld games, if they are fully charged. Hubby will play with the pups. We do try not to open the fridge so what is in there can retain its cold. I also like to enjoy the quiet time without the gadgets and the television.