Power is essential to a large percentage of the activities in modern life. In large and small emergencies alike, access to good power is essential. Whether it is needing power to jump-start your car to an all-out off-grid experience, at some point you will need power to make survival easier. Please use this thread to discuss some of the batteries, off-grid power, power banks, generators, etc that you have access to. Discuss pros / cons / and issues you have seen -- then actual problems solved. ================================= Here are some of the products that I own: NPower Portable Inverter — 750 Watts: can be used with a 12 volt battery to power two 120V AC items, such as an induction hotplate for cooking. KaliPAK 401- A Solar Generator/battery in a backpack. It weighs only 12.8 lbs and includes the 384 Wh, 26Ah battery pack with 4 USB ports and two 12volt ports. Bluetooth capable so that you can keep track of energy usage from an app on your phone. For my review so far, please see ^^^^ Review: Kalipak 401 solar generator and power pack | Survival Monkey Forums WakaWaka Base: Solar Generator/battery package which includes a 10 watt solar panel, 5000 mAh battery, and two rechargeable flashlights. Built to charge USB powered devices (charge up to 3 devices at once). NorthStar Portable Generator — light enough to lift and put in the car/truck 2700 Surge Watts, 2400 Rated Watts Uses Honda GC160 engine - reliable I've owned it more than 4 years and running strong. Used for 3 power emergencies. When "in storage", I still use the generator for 40 minutes to and hour every 60 days to maintain it. It has 4 "standard" three-prong grounded outlets. I use 10 AWG and 12 AWG extension cords to run 2 fridges and various other essentials. This was a great "first" generator and it is still the only generator I own. When I get a new one, this will become a backup or use it for camping as needed. Next generator I buy will have a L5-30R or L14-20R outlet, which seem to be the most popular receptacles on generators. We could use this to allow us to use the generator without running all the extra cords, if equipped with the correct transfer switch . [Transfer switch such as this one Amazon.com: Reliance Controls Corporation 20216A Pro/Tran 6-Circuit Indoor Transfer Switch for Generators Up to 8,000 Running Watts: Patio, Lawn & Garden when properly installed, will move 6 circuits from your home to the generator.] A whole house generator would also be good (natural gas or propane) -- I am considering that as well, but that is usually $3,000 to $6,000 plus install. I am considering solar as well, but my house may not be well-suited to solar. I do have a good number of small solar panels, from 10 watts up to 80 watts. For charging cell phones to deep-charge 12V batteries (for portable ham-radio use).