Background: Up until 3 months ago I was living in MT, had no debt, had preps made for a 9-12 month period, as well as a bug-out cabin (stocked), and overall felt very good about where I was in life and with my preparations.
Fast-forward to the present: In short, the s**t hit my fan. I now live in a small suburban apartment near Denver and have about 1 month of food and water preps in my closet. (It's a long story with more than one lesson learned about the nature of humans.) Anyway...
I am in the process of regathering my essentials and thought that it'd be a good idea to go back into the TSP archives and return to the prepping basics. In one early episode, I found where Jack says that for a 1-3 month prep plan, he recommends (among other things): a small generator, two batteries, power inverter & charger. All of this should be found for less than $400.
I know very little about all of this, but assume that this set-up is meant for using low-draw items (cell phone, clock/radio, possibly a small heater or A/C, etc.)? If this is all that I'm looking for - in terms of suburban prepping - what exactly should I be looking for? What type of generator? Are there brands, models or specific generators I need to look at? I assume that these are car batteries he's talking about? Any good advice on the power inverter and charger? Aren't these usually a combined unit?
I would really appreciate any help people can provide!!