I appreciate the information.
I know I am like a dog with his bone about my battery idea, but surely one can run a mini-fridge on a large, thousand dollar camping battery for a couple of days (which you don’t need in a winter time blackout anyway; you just put the milk and the bacon etc. outside on the patio table.)
Also , you can use a small, propane powered gas stove or the patio gas grill to cook and boil water on, for coffee and washing your face and nether regions.
That leaves heat and light. I can run small space heaters and use camping lanterns.
My wife is against heaters of any kind … she’s like one of those northern Mongolia llama shepherds. So I guess all I really need is some heavy duty camping lanterns for the few hours of darkness we have before bedtime.
I can buy a lot of lanterns for the cost of a gas powered generator.
I’m glad we had this conversation.
No, I need to get something to power a couple of mini fridges fir a 2 days, and maybe a space heater. My wife may be indifferent to extreme cold, but I am not.