If you had to leave home—right now—because of an emergency, what would you grab? Once people and pets were out of harm's way, what else would you want and need to gather and take with you? If your mind bounced around from the file cabinet to the vintage photo album, you might want to consider consolidating your emergency prep. Grab everything—literally, all of it that will fit—and place it into a "bug out" backpack.
from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/the-ultimate-in-emergency-prep-how-to-put-your-life-in-a-backpack-243202