What is interesting in considering these factors is that they are technically non-essential items when it comes to survival. Although they may be useful in modern society, they are not true necessities to sustaining life in the most basic sense.
What is also important to note is that the reliance on outside forces also means that as a population we have become familiar with behaving in a certain way and with certain resources.
However, should these resources upon which we are reliant become at risk, then there may be great uncertainty regarding how to proceed.
Especially with the prevalence of technology in all aspects of life, one begins to wonder whether society would be able to overcome a complete loss of power. It is also necessary to ponder the fact that this possibility is far closer to reality than one might suspect. As dwindling natural resources are promoting the advancement of sustainable and alternate power sources, it could be important for individuals and heads of household to consider a scenario without electricity.
Electrical power does more than just turn on the lights. It is the basis for order in modern function and it also ensures that basic necessities such as water supply and waste removal are maintained. Further, our electricity provides heat for cooking and staying warm, but also provides the forces that keep foods fresh in storage. This can make the attainment of adequate long-term food storage kits and water supplies a vital part of contending with the possibility of a loss of electricity. Along with these basic survival needs, shelter, heat sources, and a means of communication also become integral to life.
To this end, establishing emergency plans that consider power failure are a wise effort to make.