Leaving your home in an emergency is always a hard thing to do. A lot of us have made plans and considered what we would take with us in case of TEOTWAWKI. But in the last couple of days numerous families located not to far from me have had to leave because of a wildfire.
Now do you take the same things with you in this kind of scenario? Me I have two lists. I have good fire insurance on my belongings. Many things including food can be rapidly replaced. In an evacuation for a wildfire, there is a fair chance that I may return home and find everything intact. However if I don’t, I need my important documents, financial records, insurance policies etc.
I would grab a minimum of preps, go to a family member’s house and contact my insurance. The things that I would take would include the family pictures, a laptop, a hard drive and some irreplaceable family keepsakes. Consider what you would need to bring your life rapidly back to normal. This may include business records, tools for your work, pets or other animals. Everyone of us has different priorities depending on our family status, our age and financial circumstance.
Be flexible in your planning and consider all the different scenarios.