I know first hand how good it is to be stocked up. We watched the others on battery powered TV down here in Houston waiting in LONG lines. Even though a lot of the power here is back on, hardly any of the gas stations are open.
We put a lot hours on the generator. Kept the food from spoiling. I went and restocked my gas reserve today and came home to find my power back online. :-)
We had dinner at a good little place that is not real popular, so it was not crowded. We just walked in and sat down and ordered the meal. How you miss something when it is gone.
The last five nights have been without utility power, internet, open gas stations or, restaurants. The gas stations around here are still closed.