What happens when you have to use your bail out bag and things go really bad, as in you won't be going home for awhile?  How do you prepare for that and the recovery phase of your personal disaster?  How do  you plan for personal and family recovery from disaster?

Documentation is a big deal when this happens.  I put it in a large briefcase that is with the bail out bags.

Many home owners in Louisiana lost their property because it had not been properly surveyed since the family moved there generations ago.  In 2017 there were several large fires within striking distance of my house.  Anything short of a nuclear attack and I think I have a start.  We live about 5 miles from Lawrence-Livermore National Labs, which is # 2 or #3 on the Soviet nuclear hit list, depending on your source.  1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is #1 and Cheyenne Mountain is next. 

Here's what I have so far:

Estate plan

Insurance information for cars and home including inventories

Titles for each vehicle

Birth and wedding certificates

 Copies of tax returns for the last year

Medical Records

DD-214 and VA Claim Award Letter

Passport

Synopsis of Medical Records

Hard drive with various things

 

What do you have in the way of documentation?

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

 

Trajan Aurelius

 

 

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Just spit-balling (only on my first cup of coffee still, on a Monday morning...)

 - photocopies of drivers licenses

-  social security cards

- don't forget copies of pets' vaccination and basic med records

 

I'm a big believer that a lot of this info can/should be electronically scanned and housed (encrypted) on the Cloud also.  the bailout bag and/or portable hard drive may become compromised/lost, so having an identical version you can access from anywhere is smart redundancy. (nothwithstanding the nuke/EMP, which yields bigger issues)

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Trajan Aurelius posted:

What happens when you have to use your bail out bag and things go really bad, as in you won't be going home for awhile?  How do you prepare for that and the recovery phase of your personal disaster?  How do  you plan for personal and family recovery from disaster?


 

What do you have in the way of documentation?

Keep a duplicate copy way, way out of your area?  I have one set inland on the other side of a mountain range.  Updated yearly.

I agree with the idea of having electronic, cloud, and physical back-ups of everything. You should be able to access at least one of the three for almost all situations.

One thing that I have found myself doing is also emailing myself important stuff and placing it in folders in my email. I guess that would kinda be another form of cloud storage.

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yakc130 posted:

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One thing that I have found myself doing is also emailing myself important stuff and placing it in folders in my email. I guess that would kinda be another form of cloud storage.

I've been known to do this as well - specifically, I use to the old-school technique of 'saving' it in my draft/outbox of a hotmail/gmail account.  Accessible from anywhere, but less likely to get buried in an Inbox or accidentally deleted (or marked as junk)

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"Of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there; Eighty are nothing but targets; Nine are real fighters... We are lucky to have them... They make the battle. Ah; but One; One of them is a Warrior... And he will bring the others back." - Heraclitus (Circa 500 B.C.)

 

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Rally Points, near, far and distant.

For us, it's across the street (near), at the coffee shop (far), because its out of line of sight and easy to get to.  The distant Rally Point is in another city that likely won't be affected by the same event.

Points of contacts you can notify if you are separated., near, far and distant, as in another state.  Don't discount the mail especially to contact the distant POC.  Everything else may be screwed but the Postal Service is pretty reliable.  A postcard to your far POC could be useful.

The book of face has an emergency location option that they turn on in a declared emergency or sometimes for big events.  

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

 

Trajan Aurelius

 

 

When violence is the local language, be fluent.

 

“Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.“   Lt. General Paul Carton de Wiart, British Army

 

X-ray Dave posted:

There is a very complete run down that can be found at

the place with no name katrina HYST

Dave

I also remember it being called Listening to Katrina, and a VERY good source. He had worksheets and checklists to download as well. Very worthwhile and recommended. 

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A couple of things:

A cable and lock to secure your recovery bag.  It has a lot of sensitive information in it.  It should probably be water proofed too.

You may want a dedicated till with some small bills and change for buying stuff with cash.  Also a ledger to go along with this.  The till is not your bug out cash stash.  It's about$40 dollars of cash with a roll of quarters, nickles, dimes and pennies and the rest is small bills, 5's and ones.  

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

 

Trajan Aurelius

 

 

When violence is the local language, be fluent.

 

“Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.“   Lt. General Paul Carton de Wiart, British Army

 

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