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From the altfriday5: 1. You have half an hour to leave your… - Tina Marie's Ramblings
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From the altfriday5:

1. You have half an hour to leave your home, knowing that you will never be back, and anything you leave behind will be destroyed or gone. What do you take? (assuming all the people are taken care of)

Not much. Passport, driver's license, cash. I don't have pets. A stuffed animal or two. A backpack of clothes. Cellphone and chargers. My CamelBack full of water.

2. You have twenty-four hours to leave your home, knowing that you will never be back, and anything you leave behind will be destroyed or gone. What do you take? (assuming all the people are taken care of)

A few CDs of backups - pictures, addresses, that sort of thing. Tent/sleeping bag/pillow. Books. iPod/Camera/Laptop.

3. For those of you that have a car: Now answer 1 & 2 assuming you don't. For those of you that don't, assume you do (just a regular-size car, not a Hummer!).

Not much would change. I'd have to skip the tent/sleeping bag, but the rest could fit in a reasonably large backpack.

Honestly, I wouldn't use a car to leave town anyway - I wouldn't want to leave the Tripacer, so I'd probably just fly it inland.

4. You have to go at least 100 miles away (and if you're coastal, inland) to be safe. Where would you go? Family? Friends? A shelter? How would you get there?

It would depend on the direction. My family is all either local or 800 miles away. I've got friends scattered all over the place, so that would be a possibility. Honestly, I'd probably just go 500 miles inland and get a hotel room.

5. How much would losing your home and possessions affect your life? Would you recover fairly quickly? Or would it be disastrous for you?

It wouldn't be a huge deal. I have insurance, and I have enough money in the bank to handle new security deposits, first and last month's rent, replacement clothes, that sort of thing. I'd be heartbroken if anything happened to the Tripacer, but it wouldn't be financially devastating. When a tropical storm hit the office a few years ago, they simply sent us home with pay until they got the building back running, so I have no reason to suspect I'd lose my job if I couldn't get in for a week or two.

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alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: September 3rd, 2005 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)
My own personal list would also add the PowerBook. It's small and now pretty much indispensible to me!
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