Thanks That spalted sycamore fell in a BIG storm a couple years ago that put power out for around 5 weeks... I learned a lot about how prepared I thought I was and getting gas was tough so we had to make do.
I suggest a solar battery back up... People were fighting for gas here in a week... Hospitals were first to get electric and gas was saved for emergency crews. Many lost everything in the fridge and freezer... I even saw a guy pull a gun to get 3 bags of ice.
Wind back up is only good if ya get a lot of wind.. Sun works on cloudy days...just not as efficient To run your whole house full time takes 12 batteries. And around 3000-8000 watts. I say this because an elect. Dryer can use 7000 watts per hour its running... But here at home I could buy a $20,000 system installed and get a $50-$75 check each month instead of a $150 bill... A bug out would require about half to survive well... 6 batteries and every 18-20 watts should give ya almost a 1amp charge even with clouds from a quality panel.... So if you plan on using an average of 1000 watts per hour? You would want about 1/3 more or so coming in in the daytime to ensure you will have enough at night...and that still leaves variables.
I wasnt planning on going that big Al mebe just running a fridge/freezer and some small stuff.....laptop/phone and a few lights etc.. I'm a bit dyslexic when it comes to watts n amps I'm looking at a 30W solar panel a 12V Modified Sinewave 600W Inverter and a couple of batteries, Am I in the right ball park ? and yep I got a clothes line lol
There's another saying, Senator: Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.