Four Generator Safety Tips
Choosing the Right Generator
Generators offer great convenience during power outages, but if not used properly, they are dangerous. Follow these guidelines for safe use:
- Store gasoline outside your home – away from living quarters and livestock barns;
- Always use a generator outside, never indoors or in an attached garage;
- Protect a generator from rain and snow while stored and during use;
- Use heavy-duty, outdoor-rated extension cords sized to match the power load and the length of the cord.
Select a Smoker for Your Needs
Investing in a smoker that’s right for you will require time and effort, but it’ll deliver a flavorful payoff when chosen well.
Learn wood whittling techniques to craft a spatula and utensils using available tools such as an axe, knife, and patience.
Chainsaw Safety Considerations for Farm Use
The author’s two chainsaws, the 16-inch above, the 18-inch below, pictured as found in the shed. Note the loose chain on the 16-inch. This will definitely need tightening before use. The first chainsaw I purchased was for storm-related, light-duty work at my home. With no previous experience and without much forethought, I bought it during […]