Whether you are boarding up your house for a hurricane, or building a picnic table for your backyard having some basic power tools can speed up the process exponentially. I purchased a Dewalt 18V XRP 6 piece set of cordless tools several years ago to help beef up my tool inventory. The set included a hammer drill, impact driver, reciprocating saw, circular saw, grinder, and flashlight.
After spending a long week at hunting camp where the temperatures inside my tent were getting cold enough to make things more than a little uncomfortable, I decided it was time to do something about it. So I began searching for a lightweight portable heat source that didn't require electricity.
Like it or not most of us have become very dependent on electricity; short term power outages can be a major inconvenience, while long term outages can become life threatening in some situations. Where I live it is not uncommon for temperatures to dip well below zero in the winter, so I wanted a generator primarily to keep the heating system in my house going when the power was off. There is not shortage of generators on the market with numerous models selling at a wide range of prices; after much research I decided on buying a Champion 3500 Watt model.