Originally Posted by Librarian
If the route 'home' compels travel through (rather than across and out of) the area of power failure, any hike longer than a couple of hours is likely to find such small stores closed (and probably defended).
I've been through areas with extended power outages or after big earthquakes. Shopkeepers just switched over to cash. The only ones that would ever be defended are those stores that are family owned and operated. And if anything, small, independently owned stores are the ones that will insist on staying open. They lose their inventory, they lose their livelihood. My parents owned a convenience store most my life. Disasters never made them close.
My GHB is almost two pounds and I think I've got too much stuff.