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Important documents on flash drive or other digital storage
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I have not yet taken this step myself, but I know that some here have. What documents have you (or would you) consider important enough to store on digital media to include with a BOB or your preparedness stores?

I'll keep this OP updated with the full list of ideas offered by others.

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Firearm receipts
Database of owned firearms
Survival guides
Wills
Military records
Banking information
Bankruptcy information
Marriage certificates
Divorce paperwork
Final debt payments/record proving debt paid
Birth certificates
Gun records
Insurance policies
Insurance inventories
Car titles
Pictures of family
Deeds
Immunization records
Driver's license
Social Security card
Medicare card
DIY guides
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#2
I keep scanned copies of all my firearms receipts and my firearm database on an encrypted flash drive (thanks to streaker). It was simple to do and works great!

GB

Edit: I don't keep it in a BOB but I do keep it with me.
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#3
Whatever you do store on a thumb drive make sure it is a copy. I burn through those things every six months it seems. When they go there is no indication or warning they just stop working.
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I've been pretty lucky with this dell thumb drive. Have had it for about two years. Granted, it only gets used once or twice a year when I buy/sell a firearm and it needs to be updated.

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gnbrotz;34835 Wrote:I have not yet taken this step myself, but I know that some here have. What documents have you (or would you) consider important enough to store on digital media to include with a BOB or your preparedness stores?

I'll keep this OP updated with the full list of ideas offered by others.

Copies of various survival guides like the Army survival guide.

That plus gigabytes of files that Streaker already assembled and put on my flashdrive. Great stuff.

csmith;34891 Wrote:Whatever you do store on a thumb drive make sure it is a copy. I burn through those things every six months it seems. When they go there is no indication or warning they just stop working.

This, ^^^^^ like everything else when prepping. Backup is key. They do burn out, you can loose everything on there.
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Internet troll;34903 Wrote:like everything else when prepping. Backup is key. They do burn out, you can loose everything on there.

Usually I wouldn't even consider uploading anything like that to 'the cloud' but considering the encryption available these days its also an option for backup that you can get to from anywhere.

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Two words for me.... Hard Copy
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crffl;34969 Wrote:
Internet troll;34903 Wrote:like everything else when prepping. Backup is key. They do burn out, you can loose everything on there.

Usually I wouldn't even consider uploading anything like that to 'the cloud' but considering the encryption available these days its also an option for backup that you can get to from anywhere.

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I wouldn't trust the "encrypted" space that's offered by cloud providers. You have no way other than their word that they can't read the data. If you want to use their services, I'd create an encrypted file container using Truecrypt and then upload it.
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streaker69;34993 Wrote:If you want to use their services, I'd create an encrypted file container using Truecrypt and then upload it.

Sorry I wasn't clear, that's what I was referring to.

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Wills
Military records
Banking information
Bankruptcy information
Marriage certificates
Divorce paperwork
Final debt payments/record proving debt paid
Birth certificates
Gun records
Insurance policies
Insurance inventories
Car titles
Pictures of family
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