Mrs. McG and I used to kick around the idea of having a generator for outages, though I’m still capable (I think) of pulling open the garage door to effect a bug-out if necessary.
Of course, then we’d be faced with the challenge of getting to a place that still had power, and the kinds of conditions that would knock out our power would almost certainly also result in blocked roads.
This is why I get terrified by news stories about the Ruskies infiltrating our power grid. I become helpless and desperate, about 3 hours into a power outage. It’s easy to imagine riots in the streets, after 3 days.
My parents have a generator so the heat will stay on in the winter if there’s an ice storm (gas furnace, but the starter and blower are electric).
Turns out their garage door is not connected; during the aftermath of an ice storm (roads had cleared but our power was still out), I had to show my mom how to do the “disconnect and manually raise” thing on the garage door.
I admit I contemplate the idea of a generator myself (My parents’ is one of those natural-gas driven ones, a Generac) but I also wonder if I better have the house rewired first….
I bought a “chamber lantern” from Lehman’s (it runs on cooking oil) in case of extended power outages. My biggest worry here would be we get one at a time when climate control is necessary for survival (dead of winter or a heat spike in summer).
OK, so Obama gets blasted for implying that he will let up, once the heat is off. Meanwhile, Trump much kisses Putin’s butt right in front of everyone, every chance he gets. So that’s what I don’t get about how Trump gets away with anything and everything.