At the time when this message first arrived, my home and business were both in pre-evacuation mode. This means that at any time, should weather conditions change and the forest fire starts to run in our direction, we needed to be ready to evacuate.
You should blog about this situation and about what is truly important in your life. I find that most Computer Security guys have no understanding of what is truly important to people or companies. To me, it's a simple question, "What could you never lose?"
After having this experience, what have you realized is most important to you?
- Non-digital pictures
- The flag from my father’s military funeral
- Pictures and documents from my mother and father’s life before they both passed away
- Kids elementary school projects that can’t be replaced
- Enough clothing to get my family through a week without doing laundry if our house had burned down
- A few computers and a box of electronic components related to my business
- Mobile phones
- Daily backups are out there to tap into if we had to start all over from scratch so we didn’t have to pack a bunch of file boxes of paper
- Two crabs, two frogs, two hamsters and two fish
- The dog, his dog crate, dog food and water
- A few stuffed animals to comfort my little girls
- Bikes on the bike racks
Whether you live in a location that floods, a location that could burn, a location that is prone to see tornados or an area that is likely to have earthquakes, hurricanes, etc., having a pre-determined idea of what is most important to you is something you should prepare for now, not after it is too late.