A generator is a core component to many people's emergency preparedness plans. Maybe you have a cool charcoal powered or a multi-fuel generator. However many fail to think through how exactly they will power the items they want to run when the grid is down. In June of my family experienced a 10 day power outage. It was eye opening. It was degrees during the day with periods of heavy rain.
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This post was originally published in November It's been updated for Hurricane Dorian safety preparedness. When a hurricane, flood, or other natural disaster starts to bear down, people get serious about shopping for a generator in case the power goes out. Don't wait until you need a backup power supply. Buy a generator now and be ready for anything. This is a big purchase, however, and there are numerous options for home generators as well as tips you need to know before you try to use one.
Connecting your generator to your home
But, even the most diehard prepper cannot predict the next power outage. During storm season the biggest question we get is: The answer is quite simple. It all comes down to convenience and safety. Let's break down both types and how they're used.
First, a disclaimer: This is not an instructional article. Please consult a licensed electrician for all your electrical needs. This setup was to use an A-iPower 12,watt portable generator to power my entire house during power outages. But critical things like the lights, the well pump, and the furnace can run all the time.