Survived what for me other than the daily life confrontations with idiot nutcases in Los Angeles was my first real SHTF moment here. The Santa Anna Winds knocked down the power for about 12 hours. For many of you that's nothing. For me that was misery but I came through OK learning a few things. The good was that my 12 hours of backup electricity from my 2 electric generators which some of you call a Battery, Aeiusny Power Generator Upgraded, 296Wh Solar Generator Power Station, worked great and silently and I powered up my lamps, laptops to watch about 8 hours of predownloaded movies, Kindle Fire10 to read downloaded books and comics. I also used my powerful battery operated medium sized fans for which I had a weeks worth of batteries on hand and my Barocook Flameless Cookware and Campfire Meals BBQ Beef & Rice - Freeze Dried Food. The Bad for which I gained knowledge from was: 1. Even though the water ran there was no hot water, 2. I still had problems connecting to the internet via my Galaxy Note 9 Phone, 3. I couldn't get specific information online as to what was going on and how long it would last. I later found out that Googling DWP Los Angeles and then clicking Twitter on the site gets updated info, 4. I couldn't find a go to radio station- in fairness the outage was only in portions of LA. 5. My battery powered lanterns while giving me enough light to walk around didn't have enough light to make reading comfortable like a lamp, 6. Out of laziness, I only had about 80% back-up power in my electrical generators because I was too lazy to recharge them at that level last time I used them. Now I will recharge to 100% immediately. One thing I am still not sure of is, if I connected my modem to my generator would I have gotten the internet? I was a bit too dazed to think of trying that. I did wise up from various comments here not to tell anyone in my 80 Unit Apartment building I have extra power, food and things that could have helped them.