One of those little Honda’s? I have a 7500 watt generac and wouldn’t be able to run that long without getting more gas. I keep 10 gallons on hand but that would only last a day or two.We're still without power.
Friday night, like Unc said listening to branches breaking all around us, I knew my little Tecumseh generator wasn't going to handle what was coming. Just getting through my neighborhood was an adventure, and I only got 100ft out of my neighborhood before I realized how stupid it was to be doing this in my car, turned around and went back. Grabbed my truck with a saw and recovery gear - wish I'd had a GoPro on the front of the truck. Made it out and bought one of the last four Honda generators at Coastal supply. The rest sold while I was there. They had a couple pallets of Champions and they probably sold half of those while I was there.
That little Honda is now on day 5 of running pretty much continuously, between the fridge and freezer during the day and some medical equipment for the girlfriend at night. Hasn't missed a beat. I've changed the oil a few times and kept fuel in it. I checked the spark plug at the ~100hr mark and it looked good. I have spares.
We're very fortunate. Our standard heat is with a wood stove which requires no power, and I collect camp stoves and lanterns as a hobby. We have plenty of beans and rice and Spam on hand. After 2020 anyone who doesn't isn't paying attention.
Two major changes for next time. First is that the next time a generator big enough to run the well pump comes my way, I'm keeping it instead of flipping it. Second is communications. No internet, cell coverage, or landline phone, sketchy travel, and a medically fragile girlfriend was sobering. Her work phone had the ability to text the whole time, so we might switch to that carrier, and also getting the HAM license got bumped way up the list. Will look into a landline phone as well.