Sunday night (2/5/17) we lost power due to strong storm that came thru the area. Power went out about midnight Sunday night and came back on Monday around 8pm.
I used my 800w inverted attached to the truck to power the internet hardware so I could work and Q could do his school work. L cooked outside on the propane camping stove. She put oil lamps all over the house and closed the windows to keep the heat in. Worked quite well.
I eventually got the generator working and ran that for 2 hrs so I could cool off the fridge. The freezer was still quite frozen.
We helped jump start my neighbours RV and moved him to it so he could stay the night in his RV since he's in a wheelchair and needed heat/lights.
Then the power came back on and we had to un-do everything.