Back up power details
We bought the Champion 3000 watt generator about a year ago for back up power. I took it out of the box, made sure it was all there, and
installed the wheels and handle and pretty much forgot about it till
this past Friday when our power went out.
It was a great relief to feel its gas-powered throaty engine come to
life. We only have about 4 gallons of fuel on hand, so we decided to
ration our generator time to a few hours in the evenings. This way we
can alternate between the freezer and refrigerator, giving them each
about an hour of cooling off time, charge our laptop batteries, and
power the blower fans that send heat from our exterior wood burning
stove to the inner sanctum of the trailer. The new stove configuration
is able to keep the back room heated during the night without the fan
as long as we keep it fed with fresh firewood.
We've got a bit of kerosene, and nearly a full tank of propane as back
up for heating and cooking, but I don't think we'll need it if we're
able to get out tomorrow and top off our generator fuel.
I was most impressed with how easy this generator started. I barely
have to pull on the rope and it springs to attention.
I'm not sure when we can expect to have our electricity fixed, so I
guess I'll be expecting nothing and gearing up to be ready for anything.
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