Category: Generators

Why Your Emergency Generator Won’t Start in the Winter

So, you’ve been diligent about starting your generator on a regular basis, you’ve kept fuel stabilizer in the tank, and then one cold winter day you go out to fire up your generator and it just won’t start. You might be wondering what you did wrong so let me take a minute and explain what might be going on. During the 8 plus years that our family lived off the grid our only source of electricity was a generator. Starting certain types of generators in the winter can be a real bear at times. Even our nice Honda EU2000i was…

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5 Reasons Your Plans to Use a Solar Generator Will Fail

If you’re a prepper, you’ve probably seen all sorts of products that claim to be “solar powered generators”. There are tons of YouTube videos about how to make your own and there are plenty of companies that will gladly sell you one. Heck, you may even have one that you put together yourself. In this article, I’ll be explaining 5 reasons that these products may not live up to your expectations when it comes to providing you with the amount of electricity that you might be expecting to have in a survival situation. The main problem is that people have…

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10 Handy Portable Generator Repair Tips to Improve Performance

One thing that most serious preppers have in common is that we all own at least one portable backup generator. While many preppers actually own generators, if I was a betting woman, I would say that not many people have very much real-life experience in using them. I’m writing this article from the unique perspective of being a person who’s only form of electricity for over eight years was provided by generators. On a typical day, we ran our generator for about 10 hours which means that over the years we put over 31,000 hours on them! I would wager…

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A Super Quiet Generator Can Help Protect You From Dangerous People

I know that some of you don’t believe that we will ever have a situation where things become so bad that we have to take measures to protect ourselves from marauders. The intention of this article isn’t to debate that topic but rather to present a scenario and then let you decide for yourself. Let’s just assume that a major crisis were to happen that causes a run on the grocery stores and people who haven’t prepared, quickly use up their available resources. History has proven that during times of major natural disasters, looters and marauders will take drastic measures…

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Smart Preppers Own More Than One Generator for Efficiency

If you have read my article titled Four Tips to Get the Most Out Of Your Generator Runtime, you probably realize how important I think it is to make the very most that you can out of the time that you are running your emergency generator. Today were going to be talking about the subject of generators again but this time I’ll be sharing my thoughts about why I think it’s so important that all preppers should have more than one backup generator. I’m not just talking about only having a backup to your backup generator in this article. I…

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