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We've all seen or heard the news of thousands of people across the Midwest and New England struggling without electrical power due to recent winter storms. Many of us have experienced the situation firsthand.
So what can you do to be prepared next time you're caught without electricity? Mother Earth News is publishing an article on choosing the right emergency or backup generator in the February/March 2008 issue. We've already posted this article online because we realize that a lot of people will be looking for advice on selecting the best generator for their particular situation.
The article discusses
- Calculating how much power you need
- Quality of electricity generated
- Fuel options (and keeping fuel fresh)
- Power delivery
- Safety tips