Looks like we are facing a couple days of ice storms, with forecast amounts ranging from 1/4" to 3/4", so a couple days holed up without power and heat is a possibility. Local TV running the predictable pieces showing empty shelves and interviews of people out stocking up on "milk and bread". One of my pet peeves that has developed over the years is the apparent inability of people to fend for themselves during the short term outages. So the question is "how long can you last"? In the event of a total loss of power and heat, how long can you go without food and maybe electricity or are you hopelessly tethered to the food store and power grid? One of my personal beliefs is that we should all be able to survive for at least 2 or 3 days and a week would be better. Not talking about armageddon and preppers and all that, but in the event of an ice storm or other natural or man made disaster, how long can you last and how would you do it?