I find it very puzzling that so many "preppers" on this site and others are dependent on electricity for their preparations. Nothing draws attention to your preparations more than a noisy generator running. People have freezers full of food and think they are going to have a generator to run. Where is the gasoline going to come from? When there is a major disaster, gas stations can not pump gas. If a SHTF event or TEOTWAWKI occurs, there isn't going to be any gasoline or electricity. If you want to find out if you are really prepared, turn off the electricity for a weekend.