I've finally managed to figure out bitcoin, it's fantastic, now I have a goal of buying some coins while they're still affordable.

Please provide some advice for a fellow hoarder. Just keeping all the sum in one wallet on a home PC is dangerous - what are the best ways to spread the storage? Physical bitcoins? Can you print one on paper (QR perhaps) and stash it somewhere? When keeping wallet on a removable media (e.g. flash drive), how many copies should I make? Should I even bother?

What's your favourite approach to keeping bitcoins you're not planning to spend right now?

Hints on the general strategy - how much to buy, how often, when to sell - are welcome too. Currently I plan to buy a few coins I can afford without noticing - a dinner worth of coins per month perhaps?

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    For storing them, I recommend a paper wallet – Nick ODell Feb 17 '13 at 17:40
  • I recommend storing them in a blockchain.info wallet, making some backup copies of course. – o0'. Feb 18 '13 at 0:28
  • I recommend storing your wallet on one of these ironkey.com/en-US – MaxSan Feb 18 '13 at 16:36

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