Unless push comes to shove, I would be hard pressed to leave my home in an end of the world situation. Trying to set up house keeping on the run or in an alternative location (which is not immediately available to me) seems to be fraught with more issues than staying put - i do live in a rural location, which makes sitting tight more reasonable. However, I recognize that the need to have an off the grid energy system would be necessary. Anyone here have any advice on solar or wind powered systems? I would like to install one or both of these power sources to my current energy supplies. Doing it now in order to assure familiarity with the systems and their operation and maintenance would trump trying to it under duress. I would be very interested in those of you who currently utilize one or both of these.