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Any data preppers? by Priscilla Claggleson - Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:43:45 EST ID:iIEWr0aj No.14698 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm going to start collecting videos and books of how-tos on a ton of survival info. From basic first aid to complex surgeries, car repairs, navigation, weather. Almost anything I can think of. I think 1tb should be more than enough.

I figure all you need is a power source and you can charge whatever, a car on the side of the road will charge your phone/laptop/tablet. Plus you can transfer it around on USBs. The only downfall I can see is something breaking, but at that point, you'd have already copied it multiple times.
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Isabella Gedgesod - Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:58:39 EST ID:sz47G9zx No.14699 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Micro SD cards are tiny; you can hide one in your dick hole if you have to. Phones which take SD cards will be plentiful in an apocalyptic scenario since there are probably more of them than people already, and are light, handheld, and have relatively low power consumption in airplane mode. A $200 folding solar panel made for camping is similarly light and portable and will keep your shit readable forever.

Consumer SD cards aren't in the terabyte range yet, but give it a couple years. Meanwhile a usb OTG cable will make a phone compatible with whatever other storage options you're using.
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Lydia Himmlehood - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:29:41 EST ID:ApPlX1Yz No.14700 Ignore Report Quick Reply
lol i dont think you will successfully perform a complex surgery in a post apocalyptic scenario with nothing but a random pdf you found on a torrent site
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Ian Tootworth - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:06:05 EST ID:iIEWr0aj No.14701 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>14700

I won't no, but someone who has knowledge will find it very useful. Removing someone's appendix, removing a bullet, etc etc, Plus, they aren't random. Actual books and videos on the subject.

>>14699
Yeah, the idea is to build the library on my external since that's small enough to move around and transfer them when I can.
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Cedric Nudgebat - Sun, 04 Mar 2018 15:16:54 EST ID:NkoYwiKa No.14707 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>14698
>>14701
regular harddrives would be too impractical to lug around. Go for solid state storage like SSDs or good-quality thumb drives.

Modern hard drives are relativly rugged, but even a sligt free-fall drop of 10-20 cm can destroy the drive mechanics and any hope of accessing your data in the wasteland.
Buying some branded external drive usually also means you'll have a hard time in the wasteland opening the damn thing because the shit controller board broke (some also come with shitty software needed for access etc)...
Regular harddrives also suffer from mechanic degradation after 10-20 years... much less if you're lugging them in your backpack in the wasteland.

On the other hand, SSDs and thumb drives are very shock resistant and more resistant to strong magnetic fields.

You can get kits for converting any 2.5'' or 3.5'' drive to an external drive. Use SSDs or thumb drives and store them in a seaked metal box until the EMPs have stopped. While SSDs are more expensive, it'll pay off in the end.

In the wasteland, you'll be burdened by less weight (2 512 GB or 1 tb SSDs are a lot lighter than a regular 3.5'' drive), more practicality (if the external case burns out, take out the SSD and stick it in a pc or another case), more security (eg. thumb drives can be sewn away in the jacket)


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