What Will You Do When The Power Goes Out?

Although we do not live in an extremely rural area, we do not live in a hugely populated area either. We are probably considered somewhere between a suburb and the country. We get a lot of storms here, especially in the spring, much more so than other parts of town. We probably get 1-2 tornados every season and at least a dozen severe thunder and rain storms. Needless to say, our power goes out all the time. It would not be so bad if it were not for Henry and some of the traits he has from his autism. He is extremely sensitive to loud sounds and he is deathly afraid of the dark. Put a good thunderstorm and the power going out and we are in for huge trouble. We have tried candles, but he is afraid the house will burn and flashlights are not powerful enough. He wants the lights on darn it! Thankfully, we were introduced to a mighty powerful product from Ryobi Outdoor Products that has solved all of our problems! For your indoor needs, you can also find a huge selection from Ryobi Power Tools.
When The Power Goes Out

When The Power Goes Out

Ryobi Tools is one of the innovators and leaders in the world of power tool manufacturers. Ryobi is the popular go to brand for millions of homeowners, woodworkers, hobbyists, crafts enthusiasts, as well as business owners and contractors. Their AP10 was one of the world’s first portable bench top planers, which is very impressive . The BT3000 was the first affordable, precision woodcutting system and they still continue to break the barriers between power tools and affordability. All of the Ryobi products are backed by a 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee and 3-Year Limited Warranty. Their tools are sold exclusively through The Home Depot, which is perfect for their excellent prices, staff and large product selection.

We were sent the Ryobi 2200-Watt Gasoline Powered Digital Inverter Generator, which sells for $599.00 at The Home Depot. I cannot gush over this product enough to come close to how much it deserves. It has been a huge lifesaver for us as we have had the power go out probably 10 times since it arrived. When I came home from my shoulder surgery, I had an electric ice pack. This was a lifesaver for me because it cut down on the pain so much, and I had it on constantly the first week. During that first week, we had a power outage twice for several hours, and I do not want to think about what life would have been like without the Inverter Generator.

It is so incredibly quiet that you almost do not know it is on. It has an idle-down technology feature that gives you better fuel efficiency, and the rear wheels and the extending handle make moving it quite easy. It also has 2200 Starting / 1800 Running Watts, 8.75 hours run time at 400 watts and 5 hours at 900 watts, 106cc OHC, 4 cycle engine and a 120-volt AC (2), 12-volt DC (1) parallel kit capable. I just love our generator and cannot wait to accumulate more of the fantastic Ryobi products to our collection. I am most excited about their electric lawnmower as well as their line of hand tools that would be easy for me to use. You can see the whole line of products on the Ryobi website and be sure to follow the Ryobi Outdoor Products on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. While you are liking Ryobi on their Facebook page, they have a great contest for you to enter!

One USA reader will win one Ryobi 2200-Watt Gasoline Powered Digital Inverter Generator ($599.00) Hop along and enter other event giveaways on the Christmas Wishes Blog Pop Event!

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  1. There are so many good choices but I would still have to say the generator would still be my first choice. We lose power every winter and it stinks.

  2. I would like the ProTip handheld paint sprayer. We need to stain our fence and this would make the job so much easier.

  3. I’d love the generator. There’s nothing worse than no electricity in an ice storm. Thanks for the chance.

  4. Really would love the generator!! We live on the Oregon coast and get some nasty storms during the winter that knock our power out sometimes for days at a time

  5. honestly i like the generator, thats why i’m entering, after being with out power for 5 days during hurricane sandy, i need a generator!

  6. Since we are getting ready to complete the purchase of our new house, the ONE+ 18V Lithium-Ion Drill Kit would also come in handy!

  7. I want the Ryobi 2200-Watt Gasoline Powered Digital Inverter Generator. Our last blackout lasted 17 hours

  8. Well besides the Ryobi 2200 Starting Watt Digital Inverter Generator, which I really would love to have, is another product from Ryobi that would be great to have the 18V Hybrid String Trimmer.

  9. I would like to have the generator featured in this giveaway, it would be great for emergencies or camping or all sorts of other things.

  10. I’d like to get the 18V ONE+™ Lithium-ion Drill Kit for my husband since our kids lost most of his drill bits and his other drill the battery doesn’t charge very well anymore.

  11. Would love generator. . Also live in Florida .. Always wanted to. Have one . Now you have made it possible

  12. While I would love the generator, I could also use the 4 CYCLE WHEELED FIELD TRIMMER
    model # RY13015. My current trimmer is awful and due for an upgrade.

  13. We would like to have the generator… seems like anytime it storms the electric is out. Then we have to worry about the meat and stuff in freezer which might go bad. Always a worry

  14. We have several of the RYOBI products like the yard trimmers.. . I want the generator… we don’t have a back up plan for lights out!!!

  15. I would love the generator ! After Hurricane Sandy l’ve learned that this would be veery nice to have around. We went days without power.

  16. I would actually love to have the generator our power goes out all the time where I live and I am starting to think I am the only one here that does not have one.

  17. This Generator would be wonderful right now. We are trying to remodel a very old abandoned mobile home to live in. There is no electric in it right now because someone decided they needed to strip the wiring out of it as well as the copper pipes, so no water either. It is a total mess. But we are doing what we can in daylight hours when we aren’t working.

  18. We could use the 40V cordless lawn mower as our old one is about 15 years old and not working as good as earlier

  19. I just moved into a house so the 40V Cordless Mower would be absolutely perfect to take care of the yard.

  20. The 2200 STARTING WATT DIGITAL INVERTER GENERATOR model # RYi2200 is what I would need most. Lots and lots of power outages where I live.

  21. I’d like to have the Lithium 18V Cordless Hedge Trimmer. Thank you for the great giveaway. We get some bad snow and ice storms so this generator would come in handy!

  22. Another Riobi product I would like is the 3100 PSI / 2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER. But I really, really want this generator. Our weather is just like yours and I have been looking for a small generator just to keep us from losing a whole freezer of food, as we did a couple of months ago.

  23. Like their cordless drills, 2 cycle blower/vac and would love to have their generator. Ryobi tools are the best, my husband owns several of them.

  24. We need this 18 VOLT ONE+ SPEED SAW™ ROTARY CUTTER, I don’t really know what it does but apparently we need it.

  25. I would like to learn some basic carpentry and the 18V 6 PC. LITHIUM Ultimate Combo Kit would be perfect to get me started!

  26. I would really like the 310 Gas Pressure Washer or the 40V Cordless Chainsaw! Both would be great tools to use for our home!

  27. My first choice would be the generator you’re giving away because my power goes out often. My second choice would be the 3100 PSI / 2.5 GPM Gas Pressure Washer…

    model # RY80940http://www.ryobitools.com/catalog/outdoor_products/pressure_washers/RY80940

  28. I would really love to have the Ryobi 2200-Watt Gasoline Powered Digital Inverter Generator.I live in an area that has been “hit” by several hurricanes in the last ten years,and that generator would have been very handy to have.

  29. I have been wanting a generator for a while, so that is what I would pick. Second would be the backpack blower.

  30. I’d love to own the 3100 PSI / 2.5 GPM Gas Pressure Washer so I could put himself to work cleaning up outside. Just sayin’!

  31. I would like the Ryobi 2200-Watt Gasoline Powered Digital Inverter Generator. Living in a rural area where we lose power a few times a year, this would be most useful.

  32. Well I want the 18V RECIPROCATING SAW WITH ANTI-VIBE HANDLE because my boyfriend does…and he is doing work in the basement…so….

  33. Although they have many incredible products, this generator is my favorite. We lose power at least 10 times a year and often for days on end. This would be a blessing!

  34. I would like to have the 40V 13″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger. Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

  35. I looked on the website & there only seems to be ONE GENERATOR = 2200 STARTING WATT DIGITAL INVERTER GENERATOR. I would LOVE to have one because our power is always going out & we are in a hurricane zone

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