Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Note in Response to the 'Updated Carry List' Post

A couple of weeks ago, I posted my Updated Carry List. Reader D.R. had this additional information to add:

"Recently saw your updated daily carry list and have a couple of suggestions:

For the cell phone:

extra SD cards and recharge gear as follows:

Tekkeon TekCharge Mobile Power and Battery Charger

Sanyo Eneloop AA batteries

Goal Zero Nomad 7 solar panel with USB port

Downloaded apps: APP 2 SD or equivalent, U.S. Army Survival Guide, Google Books, WikiPock, MapDroyd, iTriage, KnotsGuide, ElectroDroid, Scanner Radio, Flashlight, Google Translate
backup SD cards, batteries and solar panel

Obviously I wouldn't carry around all that stuff but would have the capability to keep the phone/s charged in the event of a power outage. The apps and extra SD cards would be a potential gold mine of handy info in very portable format.

For the USB thumb drive:

In addition to the personal documents, backup documents, whatever, I like to have Portable Apps, a suite of portable applications that include OpenOffice, web browser, etc.


I also like to carry a second thumb drive with a full bootable Linux distro image on it, my preference being Linux Mint 10.0, but Knoppix and Puppy Linux are even smaller.




You can easily and quickly burn any of these Linux distros to a thumb drive using the software package found here:


I like to have the capability of access to an excellent operating system wherever I can plug in a USB stick if needed, and there are also a bunch of computer system repair software tools out there that can be put on USB drives, as you probably know already. It is also possible to have a bootable image of Windows XP or Windows 7 on a thumb drive but the procedure for making that happen is a royal pain in the ass. Not so with Linux.

Hope you find this info useful and thanks a million for your site and keeping it up to date so well; it is definitely a goldmine of extremely useful information."

Thanks DR for this useful information!

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