You'll just have to use classic command line stuff. If you don't have ntfs-3g installed, you can forget the NTFS disk.
Plug in the USB stick and then run the command "dmesg". You will see the device name you have just plugged in. Something like /dev/sdb. You no need to mount it somewhere. Typically you do this under /mnt but you can do it anywhere.:
You can now use the cp command to copy files and the -R switch will copy files recursively. After you have finished you have to unmount the drive before removing it:Any mount done like this will be temporary and will have to be redone if you reboot.
There are heaps of tutorials on the internet for mounting USB sticks.