Survivalist Tip: You won’t be able to operate that battery-powered generator without any batteries. Therefore – and this should be as obvious as 2+2 = 4 – you need to stockpile as many batteries as possible. There are literally hundreds of different types of batteries. The ones for your generator and vehicle are the most expensive and cumbersome, but you need to get more than one. Keep all your batteries in enclosed containers to keep them from getting wet and rusted or consumed by small children or animals. As I’ve stated repeatedly, we just don’t know how long power and utility companies will be off-line, which will be a small slice of Heaven amidst the chaos of the “New Universe.” Thus, like any good survivalist, you have to prepare for the worst.