So, as I'm sure everyone knows, a generator that is both quiet enough for urban use and reliable enough to start in the cold is NOT cheap. Has anyone ever tried using LED lighting before?
These lights are battery powered, and can also be charged by a vehicle at the spot if you need to. Three hours of battery power is not a lot persay, but it would do the trick, especially if you can charge them on the fly.
If you buy 3 or 4 of these lights, that's a lot cheaper than a generator, and its completely silent. You also don't have to mess with gas or oil or any motor related hassles.
How come I've never heard of anyone using these for urban before?
Try coming to the midwest, were rails are made of rust and tetinus, run ins are about as wide as my wrist, and the landings look like the first 15 minutes of Saving Private Ryan