I live very close to the Jersey Shore, which was hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Where I live is one of very few areas which were spared major damage and power outage. Having seen what happened to nearby communities, and having watched a TV production called, The Coming Storm, I decided to get an electric power generator, which arrived this afternoon. The expense is a bit of a setback for something I hope I will never need to use. But the thought of being without electricity for days, or weeks -- which has been typical in this area, is daunting. This generator is available from Amazon. It comes with a kit to install the wheels and the handles for moving it around (it weighs 115 pounds) and it runs for 10 hours on five gallons of gas. It will power a refrigerator, lights, computer, fans, tv, or even a window a/c. A year ago I would not have succumbed to the idea of buying a generator. But the damage the hurricane caused, combined with that tv documentary, scared the hell out of me. It showed and explained quite convincingly how and why electric power outages will soon become commonplace because of the changes in weather and the decayed condition of our electrical grid and local distribution facilities. Today I can say I feel the same about power generators as I feel about guns, which is it's better to have one and not need it than to need one and not have it.