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I'm not so sure making ink is that great of a problem. You can make all the ink in the world, but you still need something to write on. And even if you construct something similar to paper, you need a dry, protected place to store it. A much better solution (in my opinion) is to protect a laptop computer for use. If one was equipped with a windmill or bicycle generator, the laptop batteries could be recharged easily and the computer could be used even in the event there was a temporary generator or windmill problem. Compact discs would be the ideal storage medium, as they are not affected by water and dampness (unless taken to the extreme). Each CD has the storage capacity of roughly 600 - 625 Megabytes. That’s a lot of text and records.

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CD's themselves are very durable, being optical, not magnetic, media. Dedicated game computers (Nintendo, etc.) are all electronic and should also be quite durable. Remember that computers contain hard drives and floppy drives, which are magnetic, and thus subject to extreme electromagnetic disturbances. CD's containing Windows 95 and the application software should also be preserved so that damaged hard drives can have the software reinstalled. Also, your idea for keeping several computers and CD-ROM drives, is excellent. As the drives become faster, the old slower drives closeout sell for $30-$50 apiece. Same with computers. The most effective way to get spare parts is to have multiple computers/drives which are identical; that way, you can cannibalize. And as far as spare parts, few computer technicians actually repair anything; they find what module is defective, and swap out the entire module. (Add soldering irons and solder to your repair kits if you are going to attempt to actually repair technology).

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