Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Grab - N- Go

I know you have prepared all the items needed in case you have an emergency and need to hunker down or bug out.  But have you considered your legal documents (birth certificates, social security cards, divorce decrees, marriage license, insurance, deeds, inventory of goods at home), cash, credit cards, wills, checkbook, photo’s and jewelry?  Small items that may have sentimental value, that can’t be replaced?  Do you have these items in one particular place in your home for easy and fast access?    If an emergency occurs, you don’t want to have to go rummaging through a desk, file cabinet, drawers or rooms in your house to find legal necessities.  Have you considered a container to hold these items?  A container you can just pickup, place in your vehicle, safe room and go?  Why not? You make sure you and your family is prepared for other things like water, food, first aid, protection, communication source, lighting, clothing, sanitary needs and a place to stay.  Since moving to Oklahoma 3 years ago, I’ve prepared for tornadoes, fire, floods, gas explosions and earthquakes on top of whatever else may occur.  If you receive a knock on your door by the police, fire officials, or military and was told you must evacuate NOW, would you have to search for those personal items or just grab your Emergency Container and leave?  I would grab my family, emergency container and leave.
Because you’re storing small items, you’re Emergency Container for papers and valuables can be anything you want it to be, including but not limited to:


If you want to get real secure with your items get a safe that is fire and water proof.  Make sure you can carry this safe to a secured, protected location.

2 comments:

  1. We put our emergency papers in a similar safe (bottom picture) and can scoop out the contents should need arise. This is such a good reminder that one seems to not think about until needed.

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    1. Mrs. Mac It's so true, most people don't think about it until they have to rush and it's to late.

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