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Photodocumentation of post SHTF...

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Something I've been stockpiling along with all the other gear is photo chemicals, paper and film... as well as an army of Pentax Spotmatics. I was trained as a photographer and have always believed that the "old" ways of making photographs might come back into fashion if ever the digi world fails. I figure it might well be someone's responsibility to document the events of a post SHTF scenario. I have also picked up a few wind-up 8mm movie cameras, but they will need some work. Anyone else out there have any ideas on how to best go about the job of documentation?
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I still have several 35mm cameras. One of my older units, a Leica, doesn't need batteries. I have stockpiled a lot of film, thinking essentially the same thing as you. To chronicle what life was like. I dabbled in developing when I was a kid, but I don't have the gear for it anymore. So I figure I'll hold on to the negatives and maybe some day I'd be able to get them developed, or at least they'd come in handy for someone.
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How about diaries and journals? Written descriptions are another way to document. Can be as low tech or high tech as you want.

For the artists out there, how about paintings and drawings?

I think it's important that someone documents things post shtf or teotwawki. Maybe future generations can learn something from the history we're making today.
I think it's all very important. History is going to need a record of this, or like usual, they'll invent their own. I don't write so I'm probably not going to do much more than keep notes. But I like that idea a lot. Same with drawing and painting.
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