Mar 26

How To Find An Authorized Home Generator Dealer

When it comes to purchasing a new home generator, there are a lot of questions you have to ask yourself. How much wattage do I need for my home? What are the differences between manufactures? How do I even hookup a generator? Perhaps most pressing, “where do I even start?” is arguably the top question among consumers right off the bat. Thankfully, following is a quick and easy guide for how to locate an authorized home generator dealer, who can then help you through the entire generator-buying process.

Search Engines

It may not be a surprise for most of us, but the Internet is probably your best bet when you’re starting out your hunt for an authorized home generator dealer. There are a lot of different places to shop around for generators on the Internet but first off, you’ll want to conduct a local search by searching for “authorized home generator dealer [your city and state].” Once you’ve received some search results, you can then start to click around the different sites that your search engine has provided.

How reliable does the first site look? What about the second and third? If any of these results interest you, you should consider giving them a call — chances are, they’d love to help you out! However, if nothing quite satisfies what you’re looking for, then you should consider contacting a trusted generator manufacturer. Also, just as a rule of thumb, it’s generally a good idea to stick to the first two pages of your search results list; anything past that will typically be too far removed from your search terms to be of interest.

Manufacturer’s Website

On the websites of most home generator manufactures, there will usually be page where you can enter your zip code and see a map of authorized home generator dealers in your area. Before you do this though, you should consider what kind of generator you’ll need, and which manufacturer you’ll want to purchase from. For this step, you should make a list of every utility or appliance you own and the wattage that each one needs. After that, you should add up the wattage and determine how much overall power your generator will need to supply. However, this can be a difficult process, so you may want to consider using a generator size & wattage calculator like the one featured on this site.

Benefits of an Authorized Home Generator Dealer

When it comes to buying a generator, there are three key benefits from purchasing from an authorized home generator dealer. First and foremost, since you’re purchasing from a dealer who is authorized by a manufacturer to sell their generators, you can rest assured that your generator will be thoroughly quality-assured and will likely have some warranties that go along with it.

Second, you’ll be able to learn a lot about generators when you’re at an authorized dealership, since the staff will probably jump at the chance to answer any generator questions you have. Finally, by purchasing from an authorized home generator dealer, you’ll essentially be establishing a relationship with a dealer that you can then have service your generator down the line — in some cases, dealerships will even have a discount for services if you purchase a generator from them.


Clayton Preble is the owner of Georgia Generator, a whole home and backup generator sales, installation and service professional in Atlanta and Jasper, Georgia

Aug 24

Sustainable, Practical Medicine before and after the Sh*t Hits the Fan

8-22-2013AnkleWrapMost preppers spend some time thinking about medicine after a social collapse, and stocking up on pharmaceutical supplies, as they should. Food, water and medicine are the first three resources that are fought over after every disaster, large or small. However, pharmaceutical supplies are limited and also require a certain type of training and experience that is not available to everyone. There is another option that means you do not have to be in “ration mode” and constantly limit your possibilities when dealing with medical issues in a post-collapse environment. This option is plant medicine and it is not only self-sustainable, it is easy for anyone to learn and begin to use immediately as an extremely valuable skill.

8-22-2013AntelopeHorns_BookSam Coffman has spent most of his adult life working with and understanding plant medicine on a practical level for acute injury and illness, as well as chronic illness. His background as a former Green Beret medic lends him the training and experience to understand the fundamentals of ditch medicine, and how those gaps left by the absence of pharmaceutical medicines can be filled with highly effective plant medicine.

In today’s broadcast of The Human Path, Sam teaches us SIX medicinal plants that grow in every state in the USA that are not only very common, but also very easy to identify. These are plants that are all very good medicine that is easy learn and understand. Sam walks us through the identification and use of each plant.

As a bonus, there is a discussion between Mykel Hawke (of Discovery Channel’s “Man, Woman, Wild) and Sam about survival topics, to include Myke’s survival manual. This is a short interview that will be continued in September with a longer discussion about specific survival skills.
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May 01

Hurricane Season is Important to Georgia Preppers

No coastal region is immune to hurricanes.Complacency is the worst enemy of a prepper.  To be complacent means you have accepted the status quo and don’t believe there are looming risks.  In this case, hurricanes.  While the last hurricanes to make landfall in Georgia have been less than category three, it doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

Consider the article published in 2011 about Georgia being free from hurricanes for 114 years.  While it does give a nod to category 2 hurricanes that did make landfall, the article lets on as if the damage was minimal.  This is false.

In fact, people suffered and died; and property damage valued over $23 million  in 1947.  By today’s price index that is more than $233 million.  Even a category two hurricane can be devastating.

What did they say about hurricane Sandy when it landed?  Didn’t they call it the “storm of the century” and a “once in a hundred years storm”?

The truth is we can never know what the future holds, especially when mother nature is concerned.  Preparing for hurricanes is simple, takes a small amount of time, and is worth the effort.  Georgians should wonder if the more than a century of few storms is about over.  It ended abruptly when Sandy raged through the region.

If you live near the coastal region, making plans for evacuation of family, pets and livestock, and precious property is important.  Having such a plan will decrease stress levels when evacuating and returning to a hurricane disaster area.

The plan should include knowing how high the tidal surge in your region might be.  For instance, the tidal surge might be 12 feet above normal tide levels.   It will be important if you live at four feet above sea level to know water levels might be higher than you imagined.  If you have wind storm insurance, it won’t cover flooding caused by the tidal surge.

For more on the topic and how to prepare, see How Preppers Prepare for Hurricane Season and What Does Windstorm Insurance Cover? on The Daily Prepper News.

Happy Prepping!


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Apr 16

Greenhouse gardening, this is what I’m talking about!

This is a post,  broadcast, and YouTube from an earlier episode of Preparing to Provide that I thought you might like so thought I would share with you here.

MHP Garden 2Times are tough, and getting tougher by the day. The proverbial handwriting is on the wall. In order to survive in an uncertain future, we need to be finding more ways to grow our own food. For many of us, that means a garden. But what happens if a storm wipes out your garden? What happens if you have a rainy spring and can’t get the garden planted? Where will you get the vegetables that you need to can and preserve to make it thru the winter? My suggestion is to build a greenhouse. With a greenhouse, you don’t have to worry about too much rain, because you’re growing inside. And if it’s built properly, a greenhouse will withstand most storms, with the exception of tornado’s and hurricanes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Finding Your Way with a Solar Compass

Dear Readers,

This is a guest post by Jason E. Hill.  If you are interested in more information from him, he can be reached at  No Jokes Survival.  

Please enjoy!


APN State Blog Editor
The Daily Prepper News

Solar Compass

I was out in my yard and was looking at my shadow when I decided to do a quick lesson on Solar Compass.  Basically, you can get a general direction of North by using a stick and the sun.  

Step 1 –   Insert a stick into the ground. One to two feet in length should suffice. The straighter the stick, the better.

Step 2 –  Place a rock where the shadow ends.Solar Compass

Step 3 –  Wait at least 15 minutes…around 30 is better.

Step 4 –  There will be a shadow in a new position now. Place a rock at the tip of that shadow. 

Making a Solar Compass

 Step 5 –  Place a stick, or something straight, across the two rocks.

Making a Solar Compass

Step 6 –  Place another stick, or something straight, perpendicular to this first stick at the middle point between the rocks.

Your solar compass is working!

Step 7 –  Now the point farthest from the original stick (used to make the shadows) will be the direction of North.  This works for people in the northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere, it is opposite.

This is just a quick way to get a general idea of your direction if you have a day with sunlight.

Happy Hiking!

May 06

Brand New Georgia Preppers Forum

The Georgia Preppers Network now has it’s own brand new forum.  Join Here: *Note:  If you are already a member of the APN, you will still need to register a new login username and password to access the forum.

You can still reach the old Georgia/APN sub-forum here

Apr 11

Prepping Ideas from a new Prepper!

by GeorgiaGiant82

I came across the prepping lifestyle while flipping through the television channels. I found the show “Doomsday Preppers” on the NatGeo channel and realized I needed to make some big changes in my life.

But starting out as a new prepper, I found that it can be over-whelming. There are so many different ideas and sources that you can get information. It can take a lot of research to find out what will work for you and your family.

I also found out that Prepping can be expensive (can be). I’ve stopped eating out so much, and spending money on things that I don’t really need. Now I put money back, look for sales, and also use coupons.

One idea, I actually got from my church. We have around 3000 members and years ago, we used to have a program that we called the “Dollar a Week Fund”. Basically, every member would give an extra dollar each week and that money was put into a church fund. One dollar isn’t a lot of money by itself, but Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Newnan Georgia’s Plant Yates on list of Hazardous Coal Ash Sites

By Torey

I came across this article a few months ago, and tried to get our local newspaper to reprint the article (to no avail). I live 4 miles from Plant Yates, which also happens to sit on the Coweta County side of the Chattahoochee River.

The article details that Newnan’s Plant Yates has been added to 140 sites across the U.S, where Coal Ash from the Power Plants have contaminated the ground drinking water. The contamination is above the primary Safe Drinking Water Act maximum limits.

The article contends that Coal Ash is a byproduct of producing electricity. Coal Ash “contains arsenic, selenium, lead, cadmium and mercury”.

Clearly I’m concerned as a regular citizen, but even more so now, that I’ve taken up the prepping lifestyle.

Read Article here.

Mar 26

Prepper meetup groups in Georgia


Map of all American Preppers Network and Partner meetup groups.

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