A week and a half ago, before the chimney had been cleaned so we could have our first fire of the year, we awoke to snow and a very cold house. The propane had run out!
I just got up, put a kettle of water on to boil for doing breakfast dishes, set the kettle on to boil, and preheated the oven for biscuits. The kitchen was warm. ~smile~ By evening, hubby and landlord had the propane and the woodstove ready to go.
The moral of the story, do what you can, with what you've got, where you are!