posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 01:39 PM
Originally posted by superman2012
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Yup, doing that too. I have many pdf files on disc, instructional videos, pdf files on my ebook reader, plus paper copies of them all in case of an
Edit: Question for you; What do you think would be the best way to store information? Discs eventually degrade, electronics might be
useless/corrode, paper can burn. I'm talking information that someone can read or understand, not passing down knowledge from generation to
edit on 7-10-2012 by superman2012 because: (no reason given)
I'd ask why you'd want to leave anything out? I don't have hard copies of anything but the most relevant stuff. Cheat sheets and quick reference
cards for the most part. I have several on first aid of different kinds, one dedicated to CPR (old and new for the medical folks out there),
reloading, and maps of course. My maps are topographic map book pages from books you can get from any truck stop or likely book store. They show a
given state and topographic detail to every creek and bluff. ...and they've been laminated. Paper maps are toilet paper in no time flat. ....but I
digress. It's a BIG topic!
I've got my core collection duplicated across multiple sets of DVD's and stored separately. It's as much a real paranoia about data loss from bad
experiences as anything, but that's in addition to a set on my desktop along with my wife's and a flash drive dedicated to this. Just for the heck
of it, my new (first) tablet supports Micro SD, so I'm getting a couple 32 Gig ones and I'll duplicate it there too.
EMP is a major concern, of course...but I was on a science thread here awhile back asking about the best way to shield electronics against what
amounts to an EMP from a geomagnetic storm at the levels of the Carrington event. Where telegraph lines ran better without batteries than with them.
The answer came to be one so obvious, I just had a double face-palm moment for how obvious it should have been..yet I needed told.
What is square, actually built to hold things and very specifically built to CONTAIN certain kinds of energy? You have it in your kitchen, almost
certainly. I don't know 100% if it'll work...and the military can't 100% know their shielding will work either...but it's a damn good chance that
something which would fit inside will work when you take it out later. It's dying contribution as a microwave will be in making sure something is NOT
cooked. A little disaster humor there.