What would you bring with you?

posted 3 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

kmbumbee190618 : 

Things I would keep in a basement or safe room:



Medical supplies


Phone or reliable means of communication


Change of clothing, specifically things like jeans, coats, and work boots

Flashlights, tools, knives, etc.


Family heirlooms



In addition to having food and emergency items stored in the basement, I would keep things like paperwork, family heirlooms, and valuables down there so you don’t have to grab them on your way. I understand you probably use your Macbook elsewhere in the house, but I would try to put it back in an easily accessible location every night, next to a charging cable and laptop bag.


My former roommate used to threaten to kick me out and change the locks while I was out, so at one point I carried family heirlooms, valuable documents, and my computer bag in the trunk of my car, with a small suitcase for overnight. So I guess there’s my answer.

Post # 3
930 posts
Busy bee

Hmm! Ive never experienced a tornado or have even been close to one. most hoems where I live do not have basements built in, so Id prolly go flying into the tornado. But if I had a standing chance, I would go into a room and bring (aside from my pups, bc they are the first things i would ever save):

-reg flashlight 

-solar powered flashlight/bluetooth speaker

-snacks (including water and soem canned food with opener)


-hammer/axe  (just in case things come falling down and we need to break through ish. 

(I would hope that im in decent clothes but to be honest, when im home, i wear the same; underwear, braless, and a comfy top. So id prolly grab some pants or sweats on the way.)


**This is making me wanting to make a emergency box that we can grab and take in a hurrican/tornado/earthquake…with climates changing, i dont doubt we’ll be getting some form of natural disaster. 

Post # 4
1050 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

FH has a ready-made survival kit already in the basement, so we’d be pretty set there lol. It has flashlights, drinking water, first aid supplies, nonperishable food, body warmers, etc. So I’d probably grab an extra blanket & socks, because I’m always cold, my Macbook, phone, and some wine. I’d make sure to grab my engagement ring, if I wasn’t already wearing it. We already have so much crap in our basement, we wouldn’t need to take much down with us lol.

Post # 6
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

Aside from emergency rations & necessities (first aid kit, ibuprofen, nonperishable food, jugs of water, flashlights/lanterns, emergency radio, blankets, clothes), if I had enough time I’d try to bring: 

– jewelry/small valuables (mostly for sentimental reasons) 

– wallet (for cards, ID; ideally cash would be good to have on hand since if you went out after the storm stores may not have power to use a cards)

– important documents (birth certificate, marriage license, passport) 

– A journal & pen

– A book 

– laptop/phone/chargers 

Post # 7
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

kmbumbee190618 :  In my case, my most precious heirlooms are two small/medium book boxes full of antique figures my grandmother used to collect, I got them when she died. There are 37-38 pieces. Before bf and I moved in together, I had them on display in my apartment, but I decided not to unpack them when I moved twice in a row. The contents are also fragile, so I can’t stack the boxes, set anything on top of them, or get them wet. So I would need a safe space to house those things.

I would definitely try to grab my jewelry as well, for sentimental reasons.

browneyedgirl24 :  

– wallet (for cards, ID; ideally cash would be good to have on hand since if you went out after the storm stores may not have power to use a cards)

Yes, this!

Post # 8
4757 posts
Honey bee

Ok after the obvious family and pets 

My prescription medicine and asthma nebulizers.

Wallet purse with inhaler and epi pens

Extra socks and underwear and shoes. I have a latex allergy so its a PITA to find these items latex free

Extra glasses

Family pictures on my harddrive wedding album/ thumb drive






Post # 9
6306 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

My mum is getting older and is giving away a lot of heirlooms, so I have a number of them now. Those that are most precious (and small enough) I keep in a safety deposit box at the bank, but I would grap the photo albums and a fistful of jewelry. Forget the electronics and the clothes/ shoes. Those things would be a pleasure to shop for again. but the photos and much of the jewelry (heirloom) cannot be replaced by insurance.

Post # 10
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Phone, wallet, medication, that’s it 

Post # 11
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I know exactly what you mean, since I’m in the 100 year flood plain by keystone dam. 

Phone, fire safe, jewelry box, and my BOB (bug out bag ya pervs. =P ) and purse.

Everything else can be replaced.

Post # 12
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

mamabat :  What did you include in your bug out bag?

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