Hi Bitcoiners

Hope you are well. Would like to know what you think is the best way to store your private keys when it's offline. Do you use steel plates or paper with words and patterns, or any way that is safe like putting words in a puzzle on each shape alongside many other letters. And taking into consideration you may move to another location or go overseas perhaps. Keen to hear your thoughts.

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steel plate with seed phrase, and here is the definitive guide: https://jlopp.github.io/metal-bitcoin-storage-reviews/

if you cross a border, memorise it for the trip.

I dont find paper/steel wallets safe. If a thief, or the government/police, or even a "friend" / family member, has access to it, it's game-over.

It's not without its own issues but wouldn't a passphrase derived from the main seed words not written down help with this to a degree? They could find the steel with the seed phrase but you could have any number of wallets on top of that seed.

Hmm, good point.

Thank you for this link and information.

Skip any fancy puzzles, seed words in steel are hard to fuck up

Indeed. Really want to get the steel plate/s.

Just use stainless steel scraps, e.g. washers on a bolt are popular option.

Thank you for sharing that information.