At this point in my hypothetical bug-out scenario, you’ve fled the city, retrieved your family members from wherever they were, and finally, using the BMS Sand Sniper 1000 I told you about yesterday have reached the basecamp. Now it’s time to get your basecamp up and running.
Number seven on my countdown of basecamp essentials is the Generac GP15000E, an American made generator with great power (Two of the GP series Generac portable generators are produced in Wisconsin, those are the GP15000 and GP17500). The 15000E is rated for 15,000 output watts, with a maximum of 22,500 output watts. It’s got enough power to fire up an electric stove and air conditioners. You can spend your days in relative comfort at your bug-out basecamp with the Generac GP15000E running in the background. One thing I especially like about the GP15000E is that it comes standard with a frame and wheel kit. Not all generators do and it’s extremely helpful to have so you’re throwing your back out moving the generator around in a disaster situation. These are great backups for your home too.
The Geenrac GP15000E is something everyone should have on hand whether at your basecamp, or your home, or both for a disaster situation. It’ll keep your boiler or furnace running in the winter so you don’t freeze, and it’s keep you’re AC running in the summer so rolling blackouts won’t leave you sweating through your clothes. Most importantly it’ll keep your bug-out basecamp powered with all the juice necessary to survive in relative comfort.
My suggestion for the GP15000E, which is natural gas powered in its standard configuration, is to convert it propane. You can carry lots of propane cans up to your basecamp in your Sand Sniper. Also, propane doesn’t spoil like gasoline will. That way you can store it for longer without cycling through it.
Matt Nolff of PNG Technologies explains the conversion in a series of YouTube videos, the first of which is below.
You can see Nolff’s channel with the other videos by clicking here.