said by EliteData:
i only need a small portable generator to run the fridge for a few hours each time, then shut it off.
everything else is "survivable".
Wait until you have kids who have to remain entertained indoors during a snow/rain storm.
They are most horrible when they don't have their "commodities".
Me, I used to just go to the store, buy a bottle of wine and sleep it out. Now, with kids, no can do.