Hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, floods, black-outs…there are many reasons one might find oneself without electricity. Though I wouldn’t choose to experience disaster of any sort, I do tend to enjoy the enforced quiet and temporary disconnection.
The biggest and most immediate downside of being “powerless” is the lack of refrigeration. Food is expensive and spoils (relatively) quickly. Enter the low-tech refrigerator made of clay-pots, sand, water, and a towel! Perishables saved. This little DIY gem is definitely going into my bag of tricks.