What will you do when you have no electricity? The very notion can scare people in today's world. If you don't believe me, watch a teenager with 5% phone battery. I received a notice from the power company last week that I was going to go without power. No, I didn't forget to pay the power bill (I double checked). The planned outage was due to scheduled maintenance.

Thankfully, the notice was so we could plan ahead: to make sure no food would spoil or the sudden power outage wouldn't break any electronics, and to give us fair warning to SAVE OUR WORK.


For me, I took the notice as an opportunity to plan out my powerless adventure. I stockpiled batteries, made sure my phone, and tablet and Nintendo switch were all fully charged. I'm sure the scouts' motto was never meant to be used in this way.

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So I was prepared, but I got thinking, what would I do if I had not gotten the notice? Most of the time when there's a power outage, it's abrupt and you have no idea how long it will last. The last time the power was interrupted, I realized how my dog feels when I lock him in his kennel and leave for an errand. To him, I could have been gone for an hour or a year, for a watch dog, he doesn't tell time very well.

Dog named Rusty, in a superman shirt

That was me in the last "unplanned" outage, but never again! I've brainstormed what to do without power, and I'm sharing my thoughts with the rest of you!

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