So, you are looking for dependable power for your remote cabin, your worksite, or for backup during a power outage. Head straight for the Generator Buyer's Guide to learn about common uses, how much power you will need and other information to match you up with the best generator for your needs.
First let's go over the different types that are out there. Home generators can be portable or stationary (standby). They run on a variety of fuels, such as gasoline, diesel, natural gas (NG), and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Each type has its pros and cons. Portable gas models are relatively cheap.