In my quest for additional information on grounding, I found an on-point article that largely supports the principles Mike has set out.http://www.lightingandsoundamerica.com/mailing/plasaprotocol/pspring12_shadowandlight.pdf
The only "discrepancy" is the following statement, which the writer does not directly address except in context of premises wiring.
"A common misconception about setting up power distribution
for portable stages is to install a bonding jumper between the
grounded conductor (neutral) and the grounding conductor
(equipment ground or grounding electrode conductor)."
The writer goes on to say:
"In a building, there is one, and only one, main bonding jumper that
bonds the neutral and the grounding system to insure that a ground
fault will find a low-impedance path back to the source, but, in a
separately derived system like a portable power generator, the system
bonding jumper is typically in the portable power generator.
the purpose of the bonding jumper is to earth the electrical
system in order to provide a good 0 V reference (voltage is
meaningless without a reference), to limit voltage surges due to
lightning, line surges, or unintentional contact with higher voltage
lines, and to provide a low-impedance path for fault current that
will insure that the fuse or circuit breaker will open in the event
of a ground fault. if a second bonding jumper is installed in a
distribution panel, it creates a parallel path for normal return
current through the neutral and the grounding conductor. that is
what is known as “objectionable current.”"
I do not find this at odds with what Mike Sokol has to say with bonding the neutral with ground at the generator.
I anxiously await Mike's further testing/ruling on his "bed of nails" portable earthing solution.