Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September Preparedness Month (6)

Okay, I glad to see that you came back after the budget task. Today, we are going to spend a little bit of money and buy a small thumb drive. It's an easy way to store a lot of information that is lightweight, and can handle temperature extremes from -25 C to 85 C ( -13 degrees F to 185 degrees F ).

Cost: $10.00 at most

Today, you are going to gather all of your information:
  • Bank account numbers with contact information.
  • Any personal information not easily remembered (Kid's SSN)
  • Photos of utility bills (proof of residency).
  • PDF scans of insurance.
Search Google for "free encryption program" to secure your information from prying eyes. Documents can be created with OpenOffice which is an open source Microsoft Words program. An encrypted  file can be created to place photos in, which might be a bit easier for some people...

Anything else you can think of that might be needed in an evacuation event, please post a comment!

If you are short on cash, all of these items can also be sent to your new email account, but please remember that anything that goes into cyberspace can be seen by Big Brother/hackers.

One task every day, one small task....for a better prepared community - K

1 comment:

  1. Excellent idea. I hadn't thought of using thumb drives. Might also be a good way to save information like canning and dehydrating instructions and recipes or, in my case, vital genealogy data.