Being prepared for the inevitable
On the hottest days we use the barbeque grill and Instapot.Here in the Central Valley, it's over 100.
My kitchen's almost 90, and the living room ac is struggling to keep it in the 80s.
I made a big mistake, one that I hope to learn from, and that was food that I was making for dinner all created heat. I need to prepare for cooler meals, stuff that won't require a toaster oven or stove top burner. And if my fridge stops working because of a blackout, I will truly be up a creek. Yes I have a backup generator, but will I want to go out and get it in the heat, set them up and run it? Not bloody likely! I'll set up my Jackery and run a fan off that, but without ac, I'm broiling. My backup gas generator is too small to run the ac, and I haven't tried running the fridge off it, yet.
I might just get my cot and set it up outside and sleep on that. Maybe around 11, when it cools down a little. 😩
I don't think there's a generator made that won't power a refrigerator, they only draw a few hundred watts