Emergency Preparedness: Get A Backup Generator for When Disaster Strikes
While it may not be a pleasant thought, emergency preparedness is undoubtedly important. Having a backup generator for power outages, whether for a long or short period of time, is one of the major must-haves for thorough emergency planning.
In his disaster-preparedness manual “When Disaster Strikes,” Matthew Stein outlines the materials you'll need — from food and water, to shelter and energy, to first-aid and survival skills — to help you safely live through the worst. This must-have tool for emergency preparedness covers how to find and store food, water and clothing, as well as the basics of selecting and installing backup generators for power outages.
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A popular, lightweight backup generator: the Generac iX2000.
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A medium-duty, job site-sized generator by Generac.