This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com
Most people are not prepared to evacuate on a short notice. Yet there have been recent instances when people have had to leave their homes in a hurry. Mandatory evacuations are ordered due to tornadoes, fires, floods, chemical or radiation leaks etc.
Think about this situation for a moment: You get awakened at 2 a.m. The fire department is knocking on your door telling you to get out within 15 minutes. You get the entire family within seconds, then grab the pets (if any).
Which items would you grab first?
- Everyday items such as your purse, wallet, cell phone, keys, EDC etc. Designate a space where you routinely leave these items so there is no need to search.
- Your home safe that has all your important documents and items. Keep all your documents in one place and build a grab and go binder.
- Food and water
- Your computer
- Your guns and ammo
- Jewelry or family heirlooms
- Family photos
- Any favorite things you know you can’t replace
- Bug out bag if you have one
These are just some ideas on items to take on your way out. Each person must decide in advance what’s important to them, and what they can get to in time. While we hope nothing ever happens, thinking ahead helps you prepare mentally just in case. Consider your own situation and where you keep everything. What items would you take? Can you grab everything you need and get out in time? Please share in the comments.
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