I've been trying to design a small solar setup that would let me do minor tasks should the power go out and/or stay out. But in searching around online and asking folks on GT that quickly went from a "Hey will this $150 kit that lots of people rave about get me there?" to a "Don't even get into the solar game unless you have a few grand to spend and don't expect much out of it" conversation. So ok...no solar. I really don't care, I'm still curious about this damn Harbor Freight kit...I don't mind wasting the $150 just to try it!! I also looked into the wind route and got a similar result consisting of people scoffing at anyone who did not live in a wind tunnel because anything other than constant gale-force wouldn't do much...so ok...no wind. But when it comes to producing your own power (without gasoline or natural gas or oil or anything else that is not commonly found in any state for free....) what is the most efficient way to manufacture your own electricity? I don't care if it's going all Gilligan's Island and hooking a bicycle up to a motor or something along those lines....let's see what options are out there. Thanks -Emt1581 Wanna kill these ads? We can help!