Buddy of mine bought a couple acres in Potter with a "cabin shell" on it, back in the early 90s.
Even though the REC line went up the dirt road in front of the place, he didn't want to "pay an electric bill" on a place used about a dozen times per year. So it was wired inside and set up for a generator hook up for the new unit he'd bought.
He hauled that 5000W critter back and forth for about two years, finally got sick of it.
Called me and wanted to know how much I'd charge him to install a 200A service. REC mandated a mast kit service, so I stopped over to make up a material list when we were both at our camps, (his camp was a 20 minute drive from mine).
Later that fall, he picked me up here at home around 4 AM and we took off for Potter. Installed the service, gave him the number to call for Commonwealth Insp. Agency and he got me back home around 8 PM that night. First time in my life, that I went to Potter and back, the same day.
For the $25 to $30 per month that REC charges for electric service, no way I'd ever spend a pile of money on a generator for a camp and lug it back and forth? Service was once a tad spotty up at my camp, with numerous outages due to storms. Last few years, we've had more outages here at home, than I've had at camp.
Although, if one were to buy a large generator for emergency use at home, guess hauling it to camp wouldn't be a bad alternative to hooking up to electric service for just a few trips per year?
Some guys I know with a camp over near Osceola, have never had electricity, due to the cost of running the line up their hollow. They got by on a propane fridge, stove and lights, for many years, plus a small Honda 120V portable for some elec. use at camp.
Then a few years ago, another camp farther up the hollow was built and had the power line extended, so now they can have electricity if they want it? Last I knew, they still hadn't bothered to get connected?