How long can you keep the freezer running if there's no power?
Those optics have been getting kinda noisy around here tooI have no out of town land and don't varmint hunt much as a result. Why the heck is a thermal or IR optic calling my name. Dangit - from what I read - $700.00 is the going rate for a serviceable unit. Anyone want to talk me out of it? Where else could I better spend the $? Otherwise, I feel we have prepared fairly well to stay home when things get crazy.
Our setup is similar re gens/foodpreps. No big solar here, we're more EMP ready.We've been prepping for about 12 years. we have a separate walk-in closet with all the canned and dry goods we consider "preps".
We go through it once every couple of months, rotate out what we normally use with our normal usage and replace with newer.
Also have 20 to 25 year freeze-dried cans of various food by Auguson Farms and Emergency Essentials.
For frozen preps, we have 2 freezers in the garage stocked with meats and pre-made meals.
Since we have a solar system with battery backup, if the power does go out for a while, we're in good shape (unless an EMP hits, in which case we're just as screwed as everyone else), so that will keep the frozen food frozen. Also have a gasoline 4k generator we got before the solar, but it's just a secondary backup in case something happened to the solar (like a few really stormy days with next to no sunlight).