Category: Generators

4 Incredibly Easy Ways to Optimize Your Generator’s Runtime

Many of you who read preppersillustrated.com know by now that our family lived off the grid for over eight years. During that time, we learned firsthand what it might be like if we ever had to survive a doomsday scenario. We didn’t have a well so we had to haul our water to our house and nearly all of our electricity was provided by our generators. It would’ve been nice if we would have been able to utilize alternative energy sources such as solar panels, wind turbines, or micro hydro electric generators but we didn’t have that luxury. The trees…

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Preppers Absolutely Must Have a Generator Transfer Switch

If you’re a prepper, there’s a very high likelihood that you have at least one backup generator in your shed or garage. This is a good thing and I believe that all preppers should have one or more generators that they can use in the event that the power goes out. What you might not know is that simply having a generator may not be good enough. Many people purchase generators to use in the event of an emergency but they have no idea about how they will actually get the power from their generator to their home if they…

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Serious Mistake Not to Make with Your Emergency Generator

If you are a prepper, there’s a very high likelihood that you own one or more emergency generators. It’s also highly likely that you don’t use them very often because in most cases, preppers simply keep them for emergency purposes. My family actually lived off the grid for over eight years and our only source of electricity came from our generators so we learned a very valuable lesson that I’d like to share with you all today that could save you a lot of grief when it really counts. Most emergency generators are equipped with a pull cord to start…

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Never Forget These Crucial Things About Emergency Generators

If you’re a prepper, chances are that you have an emergency generator or two sitting out in your garage or storage shed. We all know how important it is to have this essential piece of equipment but it tends to be one of those “out of sight, out of mind” types of things. It’s easy to forget about your generator until the day comes when you actually need it. I wanted to take a minute and write a quick article to remind you that generators that don’t get regular attention, may fail when you need them most. Some preppers choose…

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