Being in the instant is as organic as it can get. And power outages can threaten the lives of those people that rely on electricity-powered medical kit to remain fit and healthy. You have got the option of creating a little power or a good deal, dependent on what you want to get by. Tiny inverters, costing about $50, plug into vehicle or deep-cycle batteries and supply from 150-300 watts, enough power for one or two lights, fan and radio. A battery inverter system costing $350-$1200 can be installed in your cellar and keep you ok with 2,000-4,000 watts for short periods, longer if you stagger use. Standby generators, which run on natural gas or propane, turn off and on by themselves and supply 20,000-45,000 watts of power with unlimited running time. Nevertheless they're costly and must be installed by a pro. Take a little time to think about your requirements before the power goes out and get ready for an emergency now.