If fire or other such disaster forced you to vacate, what would you take with you?

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By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, last year
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If fire or other such disaster forced you to vacate, what would you take with you?

It is a disaster like the Fort McMurray, Canada, wildfire. You have 30 minutes to pack what you consider important and valuable, load them into your car and go. What would you take with you. (The assumption is that you would have a car, not a truck or trailer.)

Personally, I would of course take all humans and pets. Next one must consider what is irreplaceable, such as old family photographs which until recently most people would have and not have stored on memory sticks (it’s easy to take all memory sticks of course, considering that anything of value on your computer would have been saved on them – but a laptop or even a desktop could be considered). Then what would be practical necessities, such as a change of clothes (many Chinese people have only 2 sets of clothes, one set to wear and another to wash) and basic toiletries. Since you would most likely not be living alone on a desert island, what you would need as survival gear might not be so necessary since you would be heading to a shelter where such items would be available. Small items of high financial or sentimental value such as jewelry, family heirlooms, original works of art and books that there would be room for in the car.

I suppose if you did not have a car your choices could be much more limited as to what you and your fellow humans could carry in a suitcase, and nobody I know would ever abandon their pets, even at the expense of leaving behind things of high value or usefulness.

So what would you take?

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Buzz of the Orient
link 05/05/16 08:52:15PM @buzz-of-the-orient:

Don't try to think too long about it - you might not have that much time to do so.

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Buzz of the Orient
link 05/05/16 09:58:35PM @buzz-of-the-orient:

This article has already had more than 20 views, and it's already too late to think about it - It's been an hour and your pets are dead, your valuables have been destroyed and you'd be lucky to survive.

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Kavika
link 05/05/16 10:02:57PM @kavika:

Hey, I didn't have time to type an answer, I was busy saving Wiki (also know as Hebrew National), Annie, Amos and Rocky. Plus items that have been passed on in our family for centuries.

Now that I've complete my evacuation, I'm ready to talk.

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Buzz of the Orient
link 05/05/16 10:55:13PM @buzz-of-the-orient:

Okay, I'm listening.

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Kavika
link 05/05/16 10:59:05PM @kavika:

What are we talking about, Buzz? Old age strikes again.

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Buzz of the Orient
link 05/05/16 11:06:17PM @buzz-of-the-orient:

I forgot. LOL

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Randy
link 05/05/16 11:20:03PM @randy:

Huh?

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Dowser
link 05/05/16 10:48:46PM @dowser:

We do this regularly for tornadoes...  In fact, I keep a bag packed of my best jewelry to take with me.  Then, I have extra bags to run around and gather-- Uncle Louie's trumpet from WWI, pictures, of course the pets would come, cats and dogs, stuffed into the car, then, my great-grandmother's paintings, my great-great grandmother's quilts, and other various and assundried special goodies, or "pretties".  Depending on how much time I have.  Usually, during tornado season, I keep bags packed of the special "pretties", so all I have to do is grab them!

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Buzz of the Orient
link 05/05/16 10:54:34PM @buzz-of-the-orient:

No ruby shoes?

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Dowser
link 05/05/16 11:03:27PM @dowser:

The last place I want to go back to is Kansas!  winking

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Buzz of the Orient
link 05/05/16 11:05:47PM @buzz-of-the-orient:

Happy

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Randy
link 05/05/16 10:55:41PM @randy:

The dogs (of course), maybe my wife (Laugh) and all of our important papers are already pre-boxed and ready to go. Also our laptops and back up hard drive. Other then that it's all pretty much covered by insurance. Except for the Art, which we should get taken care of! But always seem to put off.

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Buzz of the Orient
link 05/05/16 11:08:17PM @buzz-of-the-orient:

How about a couple of cold ones out of the fridge? winking

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Randy
link 05/05/16 11:12:51PM @randy:

I don't have any! The first stop, Rite-Aid Liqueur department for Tequila.Happy

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 05/05/16 11:54:29PM @community:

My photo albums!

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