Advice on devices

I understand that meshtastic can be used “headless” (without a cellphone). I would like to use the technology to monitor my walk-in freezers (temp/humidity/power). I would like to send MQTT packets either over the local wifi or when the internet is down over the meshtastic network.

I am looking for advice on what hardware would be best suited for this use case. It would need battery backup (that is an easy one).

Also I might need to set up mechtastic routers as well for coverage.

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If you need wifi on every node, that limits your selection to these three. Seems the LILYGO LORA would be the cheapest and would probably fit the bill; this, along with the Heltec LoRa32 don’t include GPS.