I live in Southern California, so I’m basically just waiting for the next large earthquake that’s going to really fuck shit up. Ever since Hurricane Sandy, I’ve been worrying about losing power for long periods of time. What will I do without my iPhone and laptop!? I have nightmares about that red battery indicator.
That’s why I’ve been lusting after this solar power generator from the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog (gawd, I love that rag). And then I watched this video and realized all the ways this puppy could be useful even when it’s NOT an emergency situation…
Charge my cell phone while I cut wooden beams outside? Yes please. Now, here’s my dilemma. Is its $2000 price tag worth it? I mean, I bet, once “the big one” hits again, I’ll be like “SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!” But while I’m basking in all this easily-available power, I’m like “this generator could bankrupt my ass.”
Which brings me to my general questions for the Homies: Do you have a generator of some type? Have you had to use it before? And can I borrow $2000?