posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 06:45 PM
Sounds like your bugging in...by wanting a generator...
If thats the case it depends on how creative, you can be.
My self get a few deep cycle marine batteries...say 6 or so mayybe you could get a multi buy discount, a small generator to charge the batteries and a
few 1500 watt inverters.
Reason being that you can charge the batteries and use the inverters if the generator ever give out, just by hooking a few fan blades to old car
altornators...box fan blades, cieling fan blades etc...etc wind power to charge batteries, could also work if your near a streem..waterwheel type
Gun yes a ruger 10/22 and 5000 rnds give or take.
Take a good survey of your direct area, is hunting an option, are there neighbors and how close are they...they will most likely be your worst enemy
if they are starving/not prepared and realize you are!
Never hurts to keep a 50# bag O rice, beans, and 5 gallon bucket of powdered milk...yeah I know yuck..but....it don't go bad!
Do you own knives, skinners, utility, maybe an axe of some sort, mostly for skinning"deer breast" but is not always needed, just like an axe around
I would not try to spend $2000 on decided items, but rather more along the line of doing it over time, while thinking about your current
items/inventory, and shelflife wear caracteristics, is the item you have and are counting on going to last?
I don't like anything being a single dependant item, such as a generator, "just an example" it can and will break or run out of fuel sometime.
Just leave yourself with as many options and paths to the same outcome "electricity" as you can with out a single item killing many others!
Myself I plan on no power, besides a few car batteries, and my car alternator charging method with either wind and/or water....I really would not
If your just hellbent on spending 2k I dunno, maybe a panic/storage type room, underground, or maybe under your house, again I know little facts here,
about your situation, neighbors, city, urban, many things to consider!
Knowledge would be your best bet, and thinking real hard about as many factors as you can, before running out and buying the latest coolest looking
multi-tool, flashlight, radio, scanner, batteries and more batteries.
A ruger 10/22 is a given this should be owned by everyone, the rest is really a personal decision, as I have no way to know your mechanical ability or
Anyways you get the idea, that I'm trying to present.
Search yourself and do it honestly, and you will know what you need to get.