Watching the news today, it's often a wonder how S hasn't already HTF. With that said, more and more people are realizing this and are preparing accordingly, stocking up on food rations, supplies, and figuring out their best routes to survival from urban areas. However, there is one area that many new preppers are often shying away from: How they are going to provide power to their appliances when the grids go dark.
It's really not surprising. Powering your life when SHTF is one of the most confusing aspects of prepping, unless you have experience as an electrician.
Because of this, many either don't want to make the mistake of getting a generator they don't need, or worse, getting one that isn't powerful enough to serve their needs. However, with a little preparation and just a touch of math, you can decide whether you really need one, and what size you should get.
To help make this decision easier, you should start with following tips on the next page.