well, I got some stuffs when I was out a shopping with the wife on friday. Made it to menards and picked up two small generators. they are rated at 1200w, so not huge, but big enough to run some power tools, or in case of a blackout i figure I should be able to run the fridge, freezer, and furnace blower along with a few lights. I've got electric water heat, so that's a no go. Also picked up a backup saw, we'll see if it was a waste of $99. it's a Blue Max with 45cc and a 20" bar. I'll let you know what I think about it, but I'm doubting I'll be tossing the Stihl to the side, even after putting a proper chain on it. Funny thing about this saw is that it's called a "Super Steel."....hmmmm, wonder if that's a coincidence that there happen to be certain Stihl saws with the word super in the model name..... Also made it over to the farm store and bought a pair of Husky chaps (not on sale) as well as a hard hat. I haven't used a hard hat before, but I don't know why because they are only about $5. thats cheap safety right there. The chaps look real nice and seem to be well made, but i just don't feel right about all this blue, shouldn't real chainsaw stuff be orange? lol. so, anybody keeping track, I have the following PPE, feel free to comment on my shortcuts cause i'm open to suggestions. Head to toe: hard hat Ear protection Safety glasses Chaps steel toed boots You'll notice that I don't have face protection, nor do I have any real upper body protection or hand protection. The boots also are just the toe protection and not really much for foot safety. I'm looking for a pair of gloves, nobody carries any in store around here that are actual safety gloves, and I'd really like to try them on.