The things they carried

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This morning, productivity blogger Gina Trapani posed a timely question over at Lifehacker: what would you take with you during an evacuation? Here on the East Coast, during a mild October drizzle, it’s an entirely theoretical matter and of course I don’t mean to be flip about the devastation in California. But even in my rather minuscule New York City studio, I think about it and wonder… grabbing my laptop is easy, but which books would I take off the shelf? What photos, what family heirlooms? And in the rush to preserve all these items that are far more meaningful and important to me than, for example, my passport, would I still have the presence of mind to think about practical things like medication and government documents?

If you had 30 minutes to evacuate your home, what would you take with you?

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