To all these people in Texas and other places do not have heat or electricity and in a very bad way. WHY? WHY? Because they did not prepare for disasters.
Those people had better get educated. This is only survival 101. It is not rocket science. None of this had to happen. You should have blankets, a bucket of Crisco for light and heat. Wood to build a fire in the back yard. Rocks to put in the fire to heat up. Rocks retain heat a very long time. Have a supply of water already. Come on people use your heads. Get educated. Learn survival 101. I know it is too late for those people caught with their pants down. But don't let it happen again.
This is the way the Native Americans used to live. They had buffalo fat for light and wood for heat. They could make fire with a fire bow. Yes it is a little difficult, but when you know how it is fairly easy.
START LEARNING. NONE OF THIS HAD TO HAPPEN. GET EDUCATED. STOP DEPENDING ON THE COMPANIES AND GOVERNMENT WHO WANT TO CONTROL YOU. There are lots of youtube videos on how to keep warm and cook and purify water.
Yes it is too late for those people caught in the storm because there is no electricity. THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN PREPARED FOR THIS. Make sure you are prepared. DON'T GET CAUGHT SHORT.
I was fortunate to have going through a survival course in the Army. I can keep the family fed and warm through the coldest of times for months. Most of you do not have that education, however, what is necessary is really really simple. GET EDUCATED. LEARN RIGHT NOW. Start watching survival videos. Learn how to make fire with a fire bow. You have to practice. I have a fire bow in the go bag. I had to practice a lot. Yes I was unsuccessful the first few tries, but I learned. Matches can get wet. I also have a small plumbers propane torch in the go bag to make fire. You can get wood anywhere. Make sure you have a bucket of crisco, or any kind of lard. GET PREPARED.