By David Spero – Code Green Prep
Are you building up a library of prepper resource materials? You definitely should be.
If you’re like us, you probably already have somewhere between hundreds of thousands and literally millions of pages of resource material, spanning tens or even hundreds of gigabytes of data on your hard drives. It is very easy to download and save material from many different sites and sources.
If you’re like us, you’ve maybe also bought some CDs or DVDs filled with prepper type content, adding still further to the vast resource of material you have.
Indeed, our biggest ‘problem’ with our data is not knowing what we have. We’ve so much of it, indeed we just counted and we have 137,000 prepper files, including some zip files that have in turn hundreds more files within them, and we know we have sometimes downloaded things twice, and if we had to find information on a specific topic, well, that could be a time-consuming problem!
Again, if you’re like us, not much of this is printed out, and most is sitting in abstract electronic form on your hard drive(s). It is easily to download a five hundred page manual that you might never need – it costs you almost literally nothing to download and save onto a hard drive, for a ‘just in case’ future use – maybe sometime, probably (hopefully!) never.
Now think about the future that you’re saving all this material to help you with. What happens if we suffer an EMP and most of our electronics are fried? Or what happens if your hard drive simply dies – how thoroughly backed up is the material you downloaded? Or, even worse, if your computer fails. Never mind the data backup – how many spare computers do you have, too!
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