This old geezer in my office (and he is really old, because I am an old fart, and he is older than me) and I were talking about possible scenarios in which we would find ourselves in the future. One of our concerns was power. He has a pretty effective and relatively cheap solution for emergency power needs. He has two deep cycle marine 12v batteries in his cellar that are hooked up to a solar recharging panel on his roof. The batteries drive a DC/AC power inverter. He thinks this set up will enable him to run his refrigerator for about 8 hours in a 24 hour period, which should be enough if you only open it once a day. I wanted to bounce this off of you guys and get your opinions.