Home Backup Power (Portable Option)

Michael Sharpe
12 min readNov 6, 2021

Last February, our home lost power for five days during a winter storm. Never in my life have I been so cold. The only defense my family had was to cover up in layers of clothes, blankets, and other bedding. Even the cat and the dog needed help. It reached 7F on the night we lost power. Before that, I would estimate that every 18 months, my home has lost electricity for a day or more due to bad luck, I guess. We lost power for well over a week during the aftermath of hurricane Ike. The largest immediate cost to long power loss is all the food in the refrigerator and freezer is ruined. That can…

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