What is your power backup plan? in YouTube/Podcast talk Posted June 1 I have had a few multi-day outages, the longest being 5 days after Snowtober in 2011. After that I added a gas-powered portable. Setting it up was a nuisance, but it was better than nothing. Until the day I needed it and the carb float valve was stuck. Gas everywhere... Now I have a natural gas powered whole-house standby generator. It's been great but we've only had brief outages since installing it a couple of years ago. I considered solar + powerwall, but that won't cut the mustard if I end up powerless for a week with a foot of snow on the roof. I also have a small place in rural Maine that houses an elderly family member. Outages are frequent and automation is a must (it's a 3-hour drive in good weather). There I have a similar standby generator, powered by propane. Both installations are overkill, but I can be away and not worry about either house.