Originally Posted by Tango
I'm guessing you are going to need/want at least a small generator at some point...so why not bring it on board now ? Power tools will definitely make your life a lot simpler.
True.. just budgeting is real tight right now. There was a gen on local trades and sales here for $260. A Freight Harbor 3500. Said only about 5 hours on it. But there was no picture I didn't have the money to really call on it. Sales of a couple of things fell through on my end, still trying.
What watt gen should I get really, it's really confusing to me. My thinking is that 3500 would be enough. Other people say no. I will be running probably a sewing machine and iron (not all the time), charge the laptop and phone/alarm clock and run a hair dryer a few minutes in the morning. Possibly a small toaster oven for a few minutes here and there (where I bake my clay). And eventually will be charging the battery banks for 12V lights etc.
I'm still researching and want to get the solar panels more than anything.
Now, someone has me back to thinking wood stove.. which I really wanted in the first place.