What 5 things will you pack, if you have only 5 minutes to leave your home?

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  1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years ago

    What 5 things will you pack, if you have only 5 minutes to leave your home?

    I had faced this situation, when there was an earthquake in Gujarat in 2001. I took some cash, bank cheque book, medicines pouch, mobile phone, biscuits.

  2. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image25
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 4 years ago

    Cash bag, cards, important documents, gold ornaments and some essential dress.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks sunil, for answering!
      Thoughtful choice of things to be carried in an emergency. Thanks again!

  3. hellovictoria profile image97
    hellovictoriaposted 4 years ago

    I have never faced a situation like this, thankfully. However if I were, I would grab my purse, my cats (in their carrier), my phone, food (whatever I can grab first), and a change of clothes if I have time.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks hellovictoria, for responding to the question!
      I just pray that no one should face this kind of situation. But natural calamities do happen and the mind just becomes blank in such situations.
      Thanks again!

  4. flacoinohio profile image81
    flacoinohioposted 4 years ago

    We have "boogie bags" that are prepacked and ready to go for the four members of our family.   Each has food, water and water purification tablets, clothing change, emergency blanket, first aid kit, fire starting kit, heat tabs, and rain gear.  Each bag also has parts of a tent, a roll of quarters, a flash light, and a d-ring. The adult bags have a handgun with ammunition, a small survival axe, a pocket knife, 550 cord, walkie talkies, windup flash light and am/ fm radio, batteries, chem lights, and water proof compression bags.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks flacoinohio, for answering the question!
      That's a good idea! One must keep at least one such bag ready in homes.
      Thanks again!

  5. PurvisBobbi44 profile image81
    PurvisBobbi44posted 4 years ago

    My family photos, my Sweetie Angel’s favorite toys, my Bible, Grandmother Knight’s platter and money.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks PurvisBobbi, for your response!
      Ah! Those lovely sweet memories, the family photos. I just love them. But in those moments of crisis, I don't remember whether I thought of that or not.
      Thanks again!

  6. bethperry profile image92
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    It would be medications, photographs, toilet tissue, money and bottled water.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks bethperry, for answering!
      Thoughtful choice of things--thanks!

  7. chef-de-jour profile image98
    chef-de-jourposted 4 years ago

    Credit and bank cards, phone, bread, milk and a good book.

    I already have some decent clothes on? Then I'll buy new ones - I want out of the house fast if an earthquakes happening!

    Glad to hear you survived.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks chef-de-jour, for your response and concern!
      Yes, the horrible memories are still fresh in my mind. My kids were at school at that time and we literally ran from home to reach there. The earthquake destroyed many lives and property.
      Thanks!

  8. Josh Makaveli profile image36
    Josh Makaveliposted 4 years ago

    it seems sweet to me that you also managed to get biscuits smile but i think most importantly cash, gold and registry of the house.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Josh Makaveli!
      You are right, cash is most important. But first of all we want to save our lives. Many families just managed to carry their small kids and elderly parents and nothing else. People were forced to live in tents for several days!

    2. Josh Makaveli profile image36
      Josh Makaveliposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes you are absolutely right that families need to carry small kids and old parents at first and then the material things. And I can very well understand the situation of living in tents, its so hard

  9. profile image0
    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    I'd grab my wallet, checkbook, eyeglasses, and car keys. It would probably take me the remaining 4 1/2 minutes to find my cat and get him in his carrier. I'm not going to leave him behind if there's a chance my house is going to get destroyed.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks sheilamyers, for your response!
      Yes, we had also taken the car keys, since we had to rush to fetch our kids from school. Pets in fact give you some kind of indication as well that something terrible is about to happen.
      Thanks again!

  10. backporchstories profile image79
    backporchstoriesposted 4 years ago

    I would pack my Bible, my Native Indian Prayer Pipe, my medicinal herbs and pens and notebook...so I can still write!

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks backporchstories, for your response!
      You are a true writer. Nice choices. Thanks!

  11. Penny G profile image70
    Penny Gposted 4 years ago

    My bug out bag it is already packed. I keep one in the car as well, for a two day spur of the moment trip.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Penny G, for your answer!
      That' s so thoughtful of you to keep a bag ready and packed.
      Thanks again for responding!

  12. Suzanne Day profile image94
    Suzanne Dayposted 4 years ago

    Sounds scary Chitrangada!

    I'd pack handbag (has everything in it), phone, computer hard drive (the external one), my kids and my best gemstone pendant.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image60
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it was scary and the fear continued for many days. Actually its very difficult to choose, what to take along in such natural calamities. And Earthquakes happen without any warning. First and foremost you want to save lives of people around you.

 
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