Jane_Doe - 7:00 am on Aug 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
I've always been curious about how people deal with extreme cold climate.
I dealt with it by moving some place warm as soon as I finished college.
We had a back up generator for power outages. But my family wasn't exactly the be prepared type so I don't remember the generator ever actually working when it was needed. When it was really cold and the power went out we would stay in bed with blankets upon blankets piled on top and read books (at night by flashlight.) If the roads were clear and the power outage wasn't too extensive sometimes we could go a friend or relative's house to warm up.