This book is an introductory primer for individuals new to portable power generators. It presents a 4-step process to determine the appropriate generator size before a final purchase decision is made. Whether the generator is needed to overcome the loss of home power resulting from summer or winter storms; for power construction site or yard work devices; or for camping, this book will help identify the right size generator for your situation. Quick reference tables are included, along with generator options which should be considered. Additionally, generator set-up, security and safety items are covered to help first time owners ease comfortably into using their new purchase.