I bought a used, 5000W generator last week. I am pulling together my "Power Outage Plan".
Frankly, I am OK with "camping out" in my house....even in the winter time. There are other members of my family, some who have higher standards of personal hygiene and others who are fearful of were-wolves...family members who do not consider electricity to be a luxury.
One of my tasks is to develop and communicate the plan to everybody in the house. It will cause much grief if somebody decides that they need to use their blow-drier. Or worse yet, I am not home and one of the kids decides they need to switch on the generator and do not drop the power at the utility pole.