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    Does anyone else store info in digital format?

    While I have a lot of prepper info, how to's, etc. printed and in ring binders, I find there
    is no way I want to spend the money to print and store all the info I have accumulated
    over the last 12 years. Plus I will have a hard time transporting all the printed material.
    When I bought my wife a brand new tablet, I took her old one, (2 years old) charged
    the battery fully, triple wrapped it in plastic/aluminum foil layers as recommended by
    Jerry Emanuelson (well known author on EMPs) and then stored it in a garbage can set
    up as a Faraday cage. All my info is on 8 gig micro SD cards for the tablet. They are
    also triple wrapped and stored in the Faraday cage. Obviously I am at some risk, but...
    I opted for the conductive adhesive copper tape to seal the can and all the seams and
    holes even tho aluminum is said by some to be just as good.

    So anyone else do the same?
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    I'm in the same boat. Printing everything out is simply not an option. Especially for a bug-out situation. Some stuff is printed out, but most is copied across multiple locations and multiple mediums.
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    I don't. I have mostly books, some things are printed out. The hurdles of protecting computers, and keeping them charged up longterm in a post EMP environment are overwhelming to me. I'll consider it a success if I can keep some flashlights and a shortwave going. I have vital data on multiple thumb drives, some with relatives, for any "normal" emergency. I know, that's not a bullet proof system.
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    only thing I can add is that being able to print the electronic info post strike would be invaluable - there's preppers seeing that as their bargaining chip and community building asset ....

    great read on the conscience behind the repository concept is by The Librarian of the Survival Library .... http://www.survivorlibrary.com/?page_id=1645
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    Most of my data is digital.

    I have a cloud storage and then two large USB drives. One is I hope emp proof based on the things I read.
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    I have digital copy and a printed copy of everything saved from my comp, cell phone , medical records , ect.
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    Have a lot of usefully stuff on DVD and will have a few laptops stored away just incase . We can make enough power to run them if we need to. Not betting our life on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stowlin View Post
    I have a cloud storage and then two large USB drives. One is I hope emp proof based on the things I read.
    Well the cloud storage will vaporize unless it's just a hurricane or tornado event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azrancher View Post
    Well the cloud storage will vaporize unless it's just a hurricane or tornado event.

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    Not sold on the cloud thing. SHTF or not. Just not a direction I am going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sideKahr View Post
    I don't. I have mostly books, some things are printed out. The hurdles of protecting computers, and keeping them charged up longterm in a post EMP environment are overwhelming to me. I'll consider it a success if I can keep some flashlights and a shortwave going. I have vital data on multiple thumb drives, some with relatives, for any "normal" emergency. I know, that's not a bullet proof system.
    Don't get overwhelmed. Like paraquack mentioned get something simple like a tablet with a low power consumption, their battery last a week or two. You can charge the battery using a small solar panel. I have two Goal Zero Nomad 7 solar panels that charge using USB. They also use the Guide 10 AA and AAA battery charger. If I could do it over again I would get a more powerful solar panel. The Nomad 7 is only 7 watts and that is on the weaker side.
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