74, that all depends on the event and the magnitude of same.
i’m thinking serious EMP coupled with diseases that will explode once the electricity grid and technology goes down, i’m thinking: TB, hepatitis A, cholera, typhoid, and whooping cough, influenza. a lot of these are caused by insanitary living conditions and were rife in the UK cities from the industrial revolution right up until the 1940s and sometimes beyond.
any of these + no mains water and no food deliveries could result in a decimation of the population.
“not giving up on” electricity might not be our choice, it might be forced on us by circumstances, having the experience of living without electricity, which most of the population haven’t, will put me and mine in front of the rest.