When the black out happen in New York, I recall they said everyone just sat around didn't do much but wait.
As for Alaska. I think we are not addicted as the rest of the world. I mean I drink well water. Iron good for women. [Little Fact]
Humans are always going to have savagery, as long as sex lives on. Its the main thing that makes us still animals, and well since men like it;; I think there ok with the savagery. [off topic]
When we had a black out here the first thing everyone did where: 1.) Try there Phones, 2.) Find a flashlight, 3.) Go outside
Where I live everyone came outside and look up. Since its Summer and its always light out. I remember the kids ran to the parks to play while the grown ups tried to figure out whats up. Can't say that for other places thou.
The only thing that says when tech goes out is when those jail cells open and the treatment places doors unlock. Then we in trouble. Then we will see some savagery.
The only tech I need is to know what time it is. If I don't know what time it is. I freak. It scared me, or not knowing what day it is scares me.
I am not close to my family in the lower 48, but they know as well as I know if the tech is gone worry about yourself!
Thats the first thing in any emergency
And since people are so very lazy, [most] will just sit till the lights come back on and if they don't. We get those cells out and call are families around the world no less.
I think we underestimate ourself everyday.
Of course the saying is: Never Underestimate the Power of Mans Stupidity.