I am fortunate that I have a generator that I bought last year. But, I hear about everyone worrying about losing power during a hatch, and when they do their is a mass panic. Why worry, take some of the worry out and purchase an inverter. Best $20 you will ever spend. I think it may be because a lot of people don't know what they are. They invert 12VDC from your car into AC power, which is what your house runs on. So, a 400W inverter from Walmart, like THIS is $19. All you do is take the battery clamps and connect them to your car battery and run an extension cord into the house and voila, instant backup power from your car/truck. Granted it won't run your heat, or large appliances, but it will run your bator and brooder lamp and possibly another light if total is under 400w, you get the idea. Most table top incubators run about 40w. So, do yourselves a favor and take some worry out of the hatch, BUY ONE!! Good luck. **Update** Consequently, they just issued a tornado watch for all of SE Michigan till 10pm and I am about day 15 of Black Copper Marans.