It may not be the height of summer, with the associated easygoing weather and long, bright days, but the cooler season still holds promise for camping holidays and leisure-time comfort - as long as you have the right equipment.
If you are planning a weekend away with the tent, the kids and plenty of board games, have a think about how much more comfort you and your travelling companions could experience with the aid of a generator.
A small, portable electricity source could be just what the holiday-doctor ordered - and hiring one on your way out of town or just before you head off could work out to be more convenient and a lot cheaper than buying one.
You can decide on how much juice you are likely to need - for things like cooking, heating and light sources - and then choose which unit size you want.
The hire company may also be able to offer some advice about which generator will be best for your needs.
Having a generator around could also be handy for any extra tasks you plan on doing while away - perhaps a spot of boat-building, DIY or party-hosting.
The extra power on site can provide many of the comforts of home, as well as cover for any emergency situations requiring electricity that may crop up like power-outages or car battery failures.