I recall living like that in the aftermath of hurricane Fran down here. We were out for about 5 days. We made the best of it with huge cookouts in the neighborhood. Everybody was cooking everything in the freezer before it went bad. The nights were hot and extremely humid with no fans to drown out the huge mosquitos droning around.
I hope the air is back working soon. Hard to imagine we used to live without AC.
One of the first things I bought after the stores restocked was a battery powered fan. Naturally there were other things. Some solar panels, chargers, adaptors for charging cells etc. I learned a lot.
Still, it wasn't as bad as a winter storm here with no power in the cold for 3 or 4 days. I hate ice storms worst of all I think. I ended up getting propane heaters for that too so I have about all I need now to survive a few days without power no matter what caused it.
On the other hand if I had to evacuate two pickup trucks can't carry all my stuff.
Stuff I used to get along fine without.
"A Mastiff is to a dog what a Lion is to a housecat. He stands alone and all others sink before him. His courage does not exceed temper and generosity, and in attachment he equals the kindest of his race" Cynographia Britannic 1800
"Unless you're the lead dog the view is pretty much gonna stay the same!"