When I first moved to Norman back in 1987 to go to school, there was a terrible ice storm and I was living in an all electric apartment. Had to cook soup on the balcony with my charcoal grill. Almost froze for several days.
A resident had an over head camper in a pick up. He told me he had just brewed a pot of coffee and asked if I would like a cup? I’ll never forget the mood booster that was for me, and I told myself back then that I would make a point to be better prepared for emergencies. Doesn’t really take much to become somewhat prepared. Simple preps have gotten me out of several binds since then.
You can dive in to prepping as deep or as shallow as you want. I would advise you to take a long look at what you’d want to continue in an emergency. And then build from there. The really is peace of mind even being minimally prepared, such as making coffee when the lights go out.