We’re currently at -8 degrees and, according to the weather reports, are headed to around -20. High temps dipped below 0 last night and aren’t supposed to recover to above zero until Friday.
There are quite a number of websites and YouTube channels proclaiming to know what need/must have in order to survive this brutal cold. And, btw IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD!!! My take: you need a couple good books. Or, maybe, Netflix if you’re not much of a reader. These sorts of temperatures happen every few years around here and when it happens what goes on is fairly routine. Schools and some businesses close for a couple of days. Those businesses that stay open tend to open a little later, close a little early, and run a little short staffed. People mostly stay home. When people are out and about people show a little extra patience and help each other out.
Sure it’s nice to have a stockpile of TP and extra food in the pantry so you don’t have to go out, but if you do have to brave the weather it’s not a big deal. Things just kinda get put on hold for a couple of days and then resume when the weather warms up. It’s really not that big of a deal.