I am the *only* person in the house who would go anywhere near the breaker box, much less throw a switch. I am also keenly aware that an improperly connected generator backfed to a main panel can injure a line worker; and I can assure those concerned that I am familiar with the necessity and procedures for isolating the generator power from the public grid. Under no circumstances will my generator be connected unless the main breaker is open.
So, assuming I don't royally f*ck up, tell me the truth. Is it truly feasible and practical to provide power to the house by backfeeding to a wall outlet from the generator? I'd only do this for providing "comfort" power (lights, tv, etc.) while providing direct power via extension cords for major power users such as frig, freezer, etc.
Without a long discussion about the legality, and assuming I'm a reasonably intelligent adult with enough sense to not electrocute myself or burn my house down, is this a workable solution?