Someone, can't remember who, suggested making a Bug Out CD or DVD to put with your kit if you have to leave in a hurry. One of those things you smack yourself and say, "Why didn't I think of that?" So making mine now. Mountain10 pointed out, in his excellent bug-out-due-to-fire thread, that just because you have to bug out doesn't mean the world gives you vacation days. You still need to work, to connect, to make money, to organize your life, make phone calls & send emails...bugging out is not a camping trip. It is normal life under much more difficult conditions. Everything you do daily now, you'll have to do with difficulty, then. So why omit the computer preparations? Items included: Address book Email addresses Chapters I've written Prescriptions Favorite family photos Genealogy files/photos Ham license Home inventory Documents I've written for my daughter (for later in her life) Daughter's baby book (photographed) Classwork from when a student Preparedness folder (getting thick!) Travel documents Wallet contents (photos) Vitae & Bio A few important work files. All sensitive items stuffed and password protected. What else?