– Deeds, titles, and registrations. Proof of ownership for real estate properties, vehicles, etc. – Insurance documents. House insurance, medical/health insurance, car insurance, 401k, etc.
– Electronics. Laptops, chargers, extra batteries, and other electronics. – Clothing. One to two sets of shirts and pants, outerwear, and underwear. – Toiletries. Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, towel.
– Personal items. Wallet, car keys, identification cards, passport. – Medicine. Prescription and over-the-counter medication, Epi-pen, first aid kit, etc. – Food and water. Preferably in easy-to-open containers and non-perishable.
– Children’s necessities. Food, clothes, toys. – Pet’s necessities. Food, water, and food bowls, litter box.
Keep your list in a visible area that you always see so that when an emergency happens, you know exactly where to look for it. We suggest keeping a copy in multiple locations, and especially near the front door.
If you live in an area where there are frequent calamities (like in a prominent hurricane zone), or if you have a family member with health conditions that lead to surprise hospital visits, it might make better sense to pack a grab bag.