you can make a battery with copper and zinc.. so id take a stack of pre 1982 pennies and a stack of post 1982 pennies... put the 2 stacks together with a shirt soaked in some sort of electrolyte in the middlerun copper wire from both sides up to a lightbulb and MAGIC power again!! haha
Its happen. My electric was out for three days once because of an ice storm. I used candles, an oil lamp and flaslight. I bundled up as warm as i could and read by lamplight during the day. Took fast cold baths and the clothes and dishes just waited until the electric came back. Actually it was cold enough outside i just put some of my fridge items in a bag outside my front door and ate alot of sandwiches and crackers and cookies n stuff. By the end of the second day the next street over got electric back before me and i ate a couple of meals at a cafe over there.