When the power goes down from a natural disaster, terrorist action or infrastructure failure, it suddenly becomes painfully apparent how dependent we are on electricity. Without electrical power, dark is whenever the sun goes down.

If you live out on the fringes of the grid, where power can be spotty in a crisis, or you simply wish to keep your lights burning independent of other people’s problems, the solution is a personal generator. Fortunately, there are lots of options available on the market.

Check out this list of generators to keep you and your family in the light during the next blackout!


This article was originally published in the SURVIVOR’S EDGE ™ Winter 2015 issue. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.

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