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  1. How much if you prep investment is involved in keeping electricity?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Due to a few factors in my life I have basically prepped for lack of electricity. I feel that for other than short her events, having a generator and stores of fuel eats up a lot of the budget. In a SHTF scenario, unless you start making fuel, there is a finite amount of time you can continue to...
  2. Generator Baffle Box

    DIY - Do It Yourself
    One of the drawbacks often mentioned when running a portable generator is the noise which is annoying and alerts the neighbors you have power. How feasible do you think a baffle box to reduce noise would be? My idea is to build a box made of plywood and 2x4s that's big enough to allow at least...
  3. Best appliances to run on generator.

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm sure this has been discussed before so can anyone point me toward a good thread that talks about the best appliances to furnish a cabin running on a propane generator. Things like refrigeration, dehumidifier, microwave, etc.. Thanks.
  4. What type of small alternative energy charger do you recommend?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi there Had a small Eton wind-up /solar emergency radio/ usb-charger and after a month of being in almost full sun, the battery still did not charge up. Not sure if this unit was just defective, or if they simply don't work well. Just wondering, what brands you have tried and would...
  5. Need advice on fixing a generator

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    It's a Onan & Son's 10JWC/46 generator and I am having trouble finding manuals or anything related to it. My father is the one who got it in a trade with his neighbor and I'd like to help get it running for him. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.
  6. Looking at another Hurricane season

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    I just finished some time off from work and glad that I got some stuff done around the house to be ready for the hurricane season. I was able to completely go through my 2 generators and now they are purring like kittens. New carbs, air filters, spark plugs and oil. I can't believe that one of...
  7. Generator Fuel - Which is Best

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Click HERE to see the chart. Useful information if you're still deciding. I purchased an inexpensive gas portable generator and plan on installing a tri fuel kit.
  8. Altitude and propane generator

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Looking at buying a propane generator , (Sportsman GEN7000LP). Manual states: "If you are using a generator above sea level, the generator may not function properly because of air flow getting through the mixer." I live in Colorado so I know all about derating NG and LP appliances. I plan on...
  9. Yet another generator thread ?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I pride myself on being prepared & keeping up with my stuff :D: During the big flood - my genny ran perfectly -- about 6 hours in the late afternoon to early evening -- for about 2 weeks straight -- After the power came back on -- refreshed the gas - new plug - oil change - checked everything...
  10. Generator Maintnance

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have 3 generators and I've never had to use them I start them up every 4 to 6 months for 10 minutes or less (perhaps I should run them a bit longer to burn off condensation) just to make sure they run without issue my question is how often I should I be changing the oil, my current schedule is...
  11. Generator issues....buy another or fix the current...

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Here's the deal....I have a 30 year old 2,000 watt Coleman generator that works like a charm. I purchased a WEN from Menards 4 years ago that has 8 hours on it but have had nothing but trouble. The 2 is one 1 ....1 is none nags me. The WEN has been giving me fits. I have replaced the carb and...
  12. DIY home generator

    DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hey folks, I've been kicking around the idea of building a belt driven generator. The more I look into generators the more I see they are not built for joe schmoe like me. They either are cheap Chinese generators that are constantly tearing themselves apart or HUGE industrial gensets. I don't...
  13. Small Solar Generator

    DIY - Do It Yourself
    I decided I needed a small solar generator to power low current devices while camping and at the BOL during construction. I was only looking at recharging cell phones, cameras, and occasionally an inflatable air mattress, etc...I looked at possibly purchasing something like the the GZ Yeti 150...
  14. Testing new generator - how to?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Okay, stupid question time... I bought a generator for keeping the freezer happy if we have short-term power outages. But, I am not sure, how do I test it and then properly store it so it'll be good when I need it? We don't have power outages regularly here, so I don't want it to sit with old...
  15. Westinghouse 7500E Generator Just Arrived

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ordered it off of Amazon, just got here today. I have to say that all the reviews on this generator are absolutely spot on - a fantastic piece of equipment. Ran it for just a little while because I didn't have a lot of gas on hand. Just to see if I could make it hiccup I put an electric space...
  16. (Generator related) Pleasant surprise from the east coast

    Urban Survival
    (Generator related) Pleasant surprise from the east coast I have been considering a diesel swap into my small SUV, and a friend had suggested I also consider researching remanufactured engines directly at the Cummins websight. As I was poking around, I came across this link...
  17. EMP and Jim Bakker's generator

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey all, It's been a while since I've been on, but I was watching TV and was caught up in what I thought was...well, I'm not sure, but it caught my attention. Turns out it was a religion channel, and this Jim Bakker was peddling a "powerless generator", and it caught my attention, because, well...
  18. Wanting to buy a backup generator

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The winters here contain more ice and slush then lots of snow. About every 2-3 years we get a good ice storm to bring down trees and knock out power and about 12 years ago the storm was bad enough to keep power out for over a week. I'm not looking for something that's going to get me through...
  19. What is your favorite Inverter?

    DIY - Do It Yourself
    I have tried searching and have found a few answers to this throughout different threads, but figured having ONE location would be beneficial. If you were buying a pure sine wave inverter, what would you get, and why?
  20. US and Canada scramble to restore power to 1/5 Mil Homes

    Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Death toll has risen to 27... http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/26/us-canada-restore-power-half-million-homes Everyone up north, stay warm and keep safe.
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