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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated April 10)
Any data preppers? Ignore Report Reply
Priscilla Claggleson - Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:43:45 EST ID:iIEWr0aj No.14698
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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.
Isabella Gedgesod - Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:58:39 EST ID:sz47G9zx No.14699 Ignore Report 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.
Lydia Himmlehood - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:29:41 EST ID:ApPlX1Yz No.14700 Ignore Report 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
Ian Tootworth - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:06:05 EST ID:iIEWr0aj No.14701 Ignore Report Reply

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.

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.
Cedric Nudgebat - Sun, 04 Mar 2018 15:16:54 EST ID:NkoYwiKa No.14707 Ignore Report Reply
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)
Ebenezer Poggleham - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:39:17 EST ID:+eh1/GP0 No.14733 Ignore Report Reply
I appreciate your optimism with that leap of faith that there would be power source available for you, and a massive EMP didnt wipe out all your saved data within the first minutes of The Happenings.
My massive stacks of porn magazines of every fetish and preference imaginable, will be more valuable than all the scientific discoveries and technological advancements of the history of human species. I will be the center of the next Silk Road.
Cyril Nicklespear - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:13:36 EST ID:MCXGzkn9 No.14734 Ignore Report Reply
I just have a few books on survival and bushcraft. I plan to get some more region specific survival guides before long.
Graham Blicklefield - Sat, 23 Jun 2018 03:21:18 EST ID:gwgJxdSL No.14735 Ignore Report Reply

I've seen The Road, and I'd rather be dead.
Caroline Clayman - Thu, 02 Aug 2018 22:48:10 EST ID:ARKq3YLU No.14753 Ignore Report Reply
It's best to have water proof devices and it's important for them to be able to age well cause if it breaks a year or 5 later you could be screwed till you find another.

It's also a good idea to get an Android device, otg cable and a flash drive so you can connect it to your phone any time on the fly in case you need to store video easily on your own.
Caroline Clayman - Thu, 02 Aug 2018 22:49:23 EST ID:ARKq3YLU No.14754 Ignore Report Reply
Faraday cage prevents EMP damage to electronics.
Martin Drerringway - Sun, 05 Aug 2018 02:30:43 EST ID:ARKq3YLU No.14755 Ignore Report Reply
Did it just name me Caroline? Wtf
Matilda Sunkinnin - Sun, 05 Aug 2018 19:17:43 EST ID:m7Pd5mGv No.14757 Ignore Report Reply
Hey mate! Id like to help! Contact me on kik. @isolate.sh
Wastelander - Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:44:29 EST ID:zsnNB42l No.14760 Ignore Report Reply
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I've been writing it all down by hand. Mostly all wilderness survival and outdoor medicine. How to identify safe or poisonous plants and animals. I mix in what I can from the Military, Boy scouts, Native tribal survival methods, and of course hunter's safety. I've gone ahead and tossed in some training manuals and survival skill books as well as some knowledge for self help and mental well being including some religious and spiritual practices.

Of course everything I have gathered will probably only be useful for the residents of this area I live in, so when I'm just a corpse ripe for the looting someone might get lucky and be able to use what I have passed on.
nobody important - Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:06:15 EST ID:wG9Ki+Nk No.14775 Ignore Report Reply
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I did this a few years ago with a free agent goflex portable hard drive, its just a bit bigger than an I phone. It just started out as survival guides and medical guides, but
later i expanded it to include dozens of fiction novels, comics, movies, porn, roms ,
and portable apps with game emulators and internet browser.
Eliza Dreddlewick - Sun, 21 Apr 2019 08:27:56 EST ID:rcgeqYxb No.14812 Ignore Report Reply
You should be hoarding all the data you can for cultural preservation alone. Copyright laws are ridiculous and kill availability of lesser known work, artists don't share their work forever, and some of the rare shit disappears with every removed internet distribution source that meets its end.

As far as storage I got about 70TB worth of external drives but I'm not worried about the overhead for when SHTF. By the time that happens we'll have consumer petabyte drives and 2nm 128k 3D-BLAST processor-donning AR display portable computers. Air-gapping the mofo when works of art and subversion-aiding information is illegal (as well as dodging the apocalypse garrison state) is a bigger theoretical concern for me.
Eliza Dreddlewick - Sun, 21 Apr 2019 08:31:20 EST ID:rcgeqYxb No.14813 Ignore Report Reply
...128-BIT. Like, the memory address width in the processor. This is important.
Hannah Benkinfut - Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:41:43 EST ID:QiMaW5/L No.14815 Ignore Report Reply
emp BANG and the data's gone
Angus Bocklestock - Sat, 04 May 2019 21:24:43 EST ID:Gt88cdkf No.14822 Ignore Report Reply
Hard drive placed in an insullative bag inside of a metal box, burried a foot underground. Done.
Jarvis Dassletadge - Sun, 05 May 2019 05:55:09 EST ID:QiMaW5/L No.14824 Ignore Report Reply
you haven't actually done that though have you? you just said it
Thomas Borryridge - Tue, 07 May 2019 17:43:42 EST ID:unDjr7rC No.14827 Ignore Report Reply

>It wouldn't be permanent because damaged components can be replaced.

EMP would never bring about the apocalypse. Maybe set us back a few months but generally within that year everything would be up and running again.

Even still. Books are a thing. That idea was just to have everything in one small transportable device.
Charles Trotbanks - Fri, 10 May 2019 06:40:52 EST ID:A71oVCcU No.14828 Ignore Report Reply
EMP by itself, no. EMP via mass fusion detonation in major populated areas, yes.

Books are a shitty idea too. Medieval manuscripts only survive today because they're made of animal skins, also known as vellum. Vellum lasts a lot longer than paper, albeit only then in optimal storage conditions. Paper rots quickly, the binding gets eaten by bugs and attacked by mold. Few paper volumes last a century.

You want something that peoples five thousand years from now will find, carve it into granite and bury it in volcanic ash in a geologically stable region of the world.

The idea of having a hard drive or flash media storage device as an easy to transport document of this society is a laughably short-sighted one. A small scale or regional societal collapse would have no need because there are far more stable stores of information than your backyard, and the world would quickly rush in to fill the gap. Global collapse, a real apocalypse would leave you with rapidly decaying devices that will be dead in half a decade or less, your information impossible to access. Smartphones may be many, but they all have a built in lifespan straight from the factory. Pity if you happen to need "complex surgery" after that point. Not that the infrastructure to do any form of modern medical technique would still exist six months in.
Walter Hicklepadge - Mon, 13 May 2019 14:25:44 EST ID:QiMaW5/L No.14829 Ignore Report Reply
You'd probably enjoy looking at some of the Long Now projects.
Graham Nibberwock - Fri, 17 May 2019 17:24:37 EST ID:PqVADGCu No.14830 Ignore Report Reply
In an actual post-apocalyptic scenario I think tech would be nearly useless. It really depends on how bad the apocalyptic event was. Studying all that info pre-apocalypse would be good but power sources should kind of be gone since last week in a real post-apocalypse.
Hugh Boblinggold - Mon, 20 May 2019 15:41:47 EST ID:Gt88cdkf No.14837 Ignore Report Reply
It's really not difficult to generate enough power to run small electronics, especially not in current year. Generators can be made to run off of even burning dried human shit and a few twigs. Also you can get solar rechargers for under $100 to charge mobile devices in the field... not to mention crank generators. Dude, all you fucking need to generate electricity is to spin some fucking magnets.

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