This generator happens to be compact but plenty capable. Its size makes it easy to throw in the bed of your truck, stow in your SUV's cargo area or slip into the corner of your trailer without taking up too much room. From a power perspective, I got the 3800/4750-watt model and it's run off of a 224cc engine that supplies 3,800 running watts and 4,750 peak watts. It can supply power for up to 10 hours at 50% load on a 3.8-gal. fuel tank. Everyone's needs are a little different which is exactly why there are a few different models available from Cabela's with varying power options. While the model I have is by no means a whole house generator, it has plenty of power to run virtually anything I need when I'm in the outdoors: lighting, small appliances, space heaters, etc. For those that may have a hunting cabin tucked back in the woods that is off the grid or an RV or camper you travel with that requires a generator to power it, you should really check these out. The Cabela's Outdoorsman generators have a built-in control panel and Intelligauge™ display that monitors voltage, frequency and operating hours. They can also be powered up at the push of a button with an included wireless key-chain remote anywhere within an 80-foot proximity. On the front panel there are four 120-volt receptacles that include an L-5 30-amp twist-lock, 30-amp RV and 20-amp duplex. In addition, a low 68dB noise level should keep you within the rules set by National Parks for noise restrictions.
A portable generator in camp can give you some creature comforts - light things up, give you the ability to charge your phone and other devices, warm up, make a quick up of coffee, power any tools you may need. There are really endless uses for a portable generator, but they don't stop in the backwoods. As mentioned previously, Mother Nature threw me a few curve balls this week with severe storms two nights in a row creating power outages, as well. I started and broke in my new generator and then set it to work powering my shop. Having a portable generator is really helpful during blackouts and can get you through a few hours of waiting for the power to be restored. Unexpected power outages can leave you unprepared and having a generator allows you to charge your cell phone battery, run small appliances to keep your food from spoiling, and also gives you the capability to warm up or cool down depending on the time of year the outage occurs. Thinking back about the last 12 to 18 months, there have been a lot of terribly devastating emergencies across the country from hurricanes, to fires, flooding, tornados - Mother Nature can really make a mess. Being well prepared with a generator can help you wade through some of these emergency situations with a bit more confidence. For those of you that require a power plant of some sort on a daily basis for your trade or business, the Cabela's Outdoorsman generators are definitely worth a look. They can power your job site, power your tools, or travel with you to power any necessary demands you have while in the field.