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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've been fortunate enough to score two free generators in the past ten years, from people who no longer wanted them. One was still in the box, the other never used. One is a small, harbor freight--same size as their tailgater. The other is a larger, Meijer exclusive brand Both work, I guess...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Has anyone here heard about a product called the Ultimate Energy Freedom Generator? It's supposed to be a steam generator that can use almost any source of energy (wind, gas, solar etc) to produce electricity. Supposedly in the town of Dover, NJ, more than 32,000 people have "bulletproofed"...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am finding that this forum is saving me a lot of time. The people here know their stuff and have ideas that would take hours to find if I were to web search. So I just want to thank you in advance! Anyway, we are thinking about getting back up power installed. I was hoping to get some good...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've been out of power for four days, of course we are fine living off of our preps. See my thread about the experience: http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=243804 However, this thing has me thinking about getting a natural gas powered generator. Many people in my area have gas...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi, friends, I am thinking of investing in a generator, and have heard really good things about Honda small engines; but, they are also expensive. I am wondering if a good compromise is the Black Max generator, from Sam's Club, powered by a Honda engine...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Each week in 2012 I will feature my plans and actions for implementing my SHTF Plan. My site will have these posts weekly but the latest (Week #4) is below in abbreviated form. 2 packs of 12 D batteries Stored my gas powered generator (w/ fuel stabilizer) Installed backup battery for home...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Getting ready to do the second oil change on my EU2000i and that got me thinking...what type of oil is everyone running in their small 4-stroke generators? 10-30? Straight 30w? What's your climate? Dino or synthetic, etc?
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I know its been asked b4... im lookin to buy a jenny to run the house nececities in case of power outs. I need to know the quietest ones and best working ones in ya'lls opinion. My price... i dunno.I guess 500. But if I gotta spend more for better so be it. Also, is ther a big diff in diesel...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been researching wood gasification and its viability. I believe this would be an indispensable system to back up a generator or possible a combustion engine attached to a sawmill or other application. I am thinking about experimenting with one. Has anyone built one? What were your...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am following the Japan Fukushima event pretty closely and this came across the wire thought I would share it since this is exactly what is going to happen if SHTF here, without questions. Honda Generators Run Out as Quake Cripples Output I think its been said here before but power...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was wondering. For those of you that have propane powered generators, how long does it generally run on a given amount of propane? I realize there are alot of variables such as generator size, load, and tank size. It would be nice to see some numbers.
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've been mulling over the water pump problem if SHTF. Looking at ways to get it out of the well easily and logically. I live in a rural area on a dirt road in western Mass. Hand pump it out. Bison sells for about $1700. Inexpensive but I'd rarer turn on a faucet. Solar water pump. Yikes -...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We have a 500 gallon (huge!) propane tank. We are considering running a line that would lead to a small tank, like the one used in gas grills. With that small tank, we can use it for a propran generator for the deep freeze. At least, I think that is how it works. We have a regular gas...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey everyone, I have a question for y'all as I would like some help thinking this threw. I currently have a Honda EU2000i and when I bought it I knew that I would eventually want to get a second unit so I could run them in parallel and double my output. I'm getting ready to make this second...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What are thoughts on portable generator fuel types (looking at propane/ng vs diesel) for use as limited home standby and take with if need be? LP tanks are easier to store and transport than cans of fuel which is why I am kind of leaning that way. More concerned about the efficiency.
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm trying to decide whether to get the gas portable 800 watt generator or 45 watt solar panel kit from harbor freight. I plan to use it for my netbook, PSP, cell phone, led lights, and other small appliances. What is your advice? Will the generator use a lot of gas? Would I be better off...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Newbie question so please be nice<smile>. I * get it* about generators for a short term power outage. But in a long term SHTF situation, weeks or months with no power, how do you expect to get fuel? I have serious propane tanks for heat for the house but even they would only power a generator...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I went to Harbor Freight near me (town is urban with rural/suburban around it) and found bookoodles of generators. There were what appeared to be two pallets' worth. Yes there was going to be a further reduction in the price in a special sale next week but I somehow never associated this town...
  19. Urban Survival
    Ok my people. I am in the market for a generator, lets say under 500..Any recommendations??? I know you get what you pay for, I would love a Honda EU but don't have the cash... can you help?:thumb: Basic Operation: Home lighting, Frig, maybe Computer...
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