Think we have to keep in mind, this thing we call electricity is a rather recent modern invention.. One we have become quite a servant to..
Picture an 1800s world, their was no electricity till near the end of the century.. Can most survive without it? Of-course, with co-operation and intelligence..
I remember the blackout in the north east in 1965.. Only 13 hours, but it was a wake-up call of things to come..
Do people really need electricity? Well yes, for our hospitals and other essential needs we have improved our society with its help..
But do we "really" need electricity, or has it become our weakness? Peoples alive before its innovation did not need it. It was an improvement in our lives, rather than a necessity.
I could care less if the power goes out.. Not being facetious, just lived for a long time without it, as other Vets here have..
But people like my girlfriend will put her fist through the wall, without her Judge Judy..
Prep. It could save you and your families life some day..