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EDC USB drive - what do you carry, what's on it, and why?

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#21 Scott Johnson

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 04:10 AM

I post the below based on the topic "EDC USB drive - what do you carry, what's on it, and why?"

After I started reading I see that the thread is really about I.T. issues. Maybe the title should reflect the actual subject matter? 


I don't carry a thumb drive but several microsd cards which will fit in my phone.


The main one is a Kingston 128gb in the phone.

This has all my pictures and music

A folder collected over many years that I call TEOTWAWKI.

I also have offline maps for OsmAnd

Zim files for Kiwix


My EDC includes 3 microsd cards with backups:

1 with wikipedia zim files and the app apk.

1 with all other files and apks

1 with favourite movies encase I have to evac my house and stay in a motel room for some reason. I like to plan ahead.


For I.T. problems maybe have Portable Apps on an USB drive would be useful.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:36 PM

I carry in my Keychain Sandisk Ultra Fit 128 GB 3.0 USB , I have some portable and non-portable apps (Chrome, Antivirus, Adobe Suit, Movies, Personal Files, Photos, Contacts, etc.) and a secondary pendrive that I want to use with Kali Linux but I'm Still newbie at it.


I want to ask how I can put a Password in my USB or Script it ?? I've been searching on the internet but I can't still decide wich one is the best option.



#23 Mikey Bautista

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:21 PM

The Silicon Power J80 is what I have on my keys in a pinch, but my normal USB drive is the Sandisk Cruiser Extreme:





For the most part I don't keep anything on them (copies of my documents are in another flash drive in my go bag), and my most important stuff is in the cloud. I just like having them around to transfer quickly among the computers in my house or among friends.

#24 Bruce H

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:41 AM

I carry a SanDisk Cruzer Extreme, 128Gb I think. 128 is the current sweet spot for price. I believe the SanDisk actually comes with some sort of proprietary software on it specifically to secure your files although I am not really sure since I took it off as it was getting in the way of making Windows boot disks on my Mac. It has a keyring hole but I always put it in my pocket loose. I hate having my keys hanging off of it when I plug it into a computer.

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