For Christmas, I asked for and my sister gave me the little radio seen in the photo and spent 2 minutes hand cranking it and testing it. I have my cell phone plugged in charging, but have pulled out the cell phone adapter and ready. I pulled out matches, candles, batteries and flashlights. I whipped up muffins and fixed extra bottles of water. I have blankets and books.
Not sure if our area will see a power outage as a result of the snow and ice we are experiencing, but I am a little prepared.