With the threat of a more tropical climate becoming the norm and the increased likelihood of more frequent or severe power outages or "emergency conditions" I really need to get my butt in gear and build a proper, robust emergency kit.
One of the things I was considering was a small diesel generator/inverter - enough to run a few household essentials and charge devices etc.
- Are these worth having?
- What brands and specs/features should I look for?
- Can you get a decent "buy it for life" unit for under $1000?