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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
If your house was on fire and you could save only 5 things from your house (assuming your pets all got out) what 5 things would you save?

1) Beauty's brush
2) Beauty's food bowl
3) Beauty's water bowl
4) Beauty's litter tray
5) My crystals
post #2 of 27
1. My husband
2. As many of my photo albums as I could carry
3. My laptop
4. Selected files from file cabinet
5. Hubby's Stamps

(this is assuming, of course, that my cats were already safe)
post #3 of 27
As long as the cats were out...

1. Pictures

2. My files with all my important documents in because the insurance papers are in them

3. My handbag.

4. As many clothes as possible

5. My laptop
post #4 of 27
I wouldn't have time to think about it and make a choice, and all my things are important to me, so I guess other than grabbing as many cats as possible, my pocketbook and some family photos, I'd just get the heck out of there as fast as I could.
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
I wouldn't have time to think about it and make a choice, and all my things are important to me, so I guess other than grabbing as many cats as possible, my pocketbook and some family photos, I'd just get the heck out of there as fast as I could.


I've had to be evacuated from our house in FIVE minutes, knowing everything we had was going to be lost from the raging waters that we coming towards our place. All we had time to get was a quick bag of clothes, my purse & the cats. All that other stuff just isn't important in a time like that. Trust me, its not.
post #6 of 27
My purse
My photos of Spooky and any other photos I could get my hands on
The antique kitchen clock that's been handed down for 5 generations
The jewelry my father has made for me
My grandmother's wedding dress


My cats would be the very first things I saved though!
post #7 of 27
My cats, as many books as I could, and my pocketbook.
post #8 of 27
My jewelry box.
Photos albums-I think I will stash a large plastic bag in that cupboard now.
Wallet/purse.
Clothes if possible
Personal files.

I've never really thought of this before on what to actually take.
post #9 of 27
Besides Ourselves, Our cats are most important to save but if they were safe, if it was possible we would try to save: 1) Cat Food 2) Coin Collection 3) Firebox 4) Purse/Wallet 5) Clothes if Possible
post #10 of 27
1. My folder of important papers.

2. Pictures of Alley

3. Alley's lock of fur

4. Jewelry Box

5. Coin collection
post #11 of 27
If John and all the cats and dogs were out and I had time.

1.) The stuffed animals that John bought me that mean a lot to me.
2.) At least one of our guitars.
3.) Laptop.
4.) My Grandma's bible.
5.) All the notebooks and important papers that I have... animal medical records and stuff like that.
post #12 of 27
Hmm
Assuming my babies were out safe:

Purse
Laptop
stuffed bear
Jewelry box
and
my chest with my year books in.

For everyone grabbing papers and things like that, I would recommend getting a fireproof file cabinet...then you wont have to worry so much about what you forgot.
post #13 of 27
Am I the only one who has thought of my spouse as something to rescue from the fire? Or are we assuming that the spouse is safe?
post #14 of 27
Laptop
Purse
My rat, Kitty
A Big Abstract Painting
My jewelry box
post #15 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by WELDRWOMN View Post
Am I the only one who has thought of my spouse as something to rescue from the fire? Or are we assuming that the spouse is safe?
We are assuming pets/husbands/wives/other relatives etc are safe.
post #16 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by WELDRWOMN View Post
Am I the only one who has thought of my spouse as something to rescue from the fire? Or are we assuming that the spouse is safe?
Nope, it seems like your the only one who cares about the husband. The rest of us have a great life insurance plan I guess.
post #17 of 27
LOL!!! Thats messed up
post #18 of 27
Hmmmm, I would not want to choose!

My purse

My important papers (birth cert, sin card..etc)

as many clothes as possible

photo albums

gymbag
post #19 of 27
1) nintendo ds
2) nintendo wii
3) ps2
4) mobile phone
5) picture of Tab
post #20 of 27
as long as my pets & humans were okay

1. Fire proof safe (containing pictures and important papers)
2. Some personal pictures on the wall
3. Purse
4. Computers
5. Some pet supplies

What a sad thing this is...unfortunately for some this has been a real problem, a real decision. I am not on meds, but if I was, that would be #2 on my list. They are hard to replace. I have two fire proof safes, they have nothing of value to criminals in them, but mainly pictures and memories, some important papers. The contents inside can get slightly wet under the right conditions, so inside of that everything is in plastic bags, just in case. I pray no one ever has to experience a fire in their home.
post #21 of 27
Purse/phone
Hard drive (lots of pictures on there)
Filing box
Engagement ring/grandmas ring
Cat food


i think that's it. when we move house i'm keeping the pet carrier near by just in case. we need a fire plan in the new suburb
post #22 of 27
Well, I'm a sentimental freak, so I'd probably go for:

The wall of pictures/frames (I count that as one, since I'd basically snatch them all while standing in one place, lol)

My Breyers (there's only three, but I just love them soooooo much, especially Ruffian and Big Ben). They're replaceable, though, so I might skip over them if the emergency actually happened.

My Big Ben poster, autographed by Ian Millar and Fred Stone

I also have a massive collection of VHS tapes from the horse races and show jumping competitions that I've taped, and I'd definitely want to take those. But I'd have to find a box first and throw them all in, and then run around finding the tapes that are scattered in various places (some upstairs, some downstairs, some in the pantry, some in a spare room, etc.). I also would want to save some of the stuff I have from my pets as babies (Jake's first collar has been peed on and pooped on by the cats, and thus smells horrible even though I've washed it several times, but I can't bear to throw it out). And, of course, the sentimental "shrine" stuff I have from Grizzly, a cat that disappeared some years ago, I would hate to leave that stuff behind.

Of course, if a disaster actually happens, I might find it's easy to just run for safety and forget everything. It depends on the severity of the disaster, though, lol (if things aren't falling down and crashing around me, I might try to salvage a thing or to, lol)
post #23 of 27
I was going to post something similar the other day, but forgot to. Only I was going to limit the choice to just one thing.

For me it would be:

My box of pictures
My jewellery box (my Mom's jewellery is in it)
My sewing machine (again it was my mother's and it means a great deal to me)
My purse (ID, money etc)

Everything else can be replaced. Those first 3 items have special meaning to me and money can't replace them.

Oh, and my Dyson Animal Vacuum! I just got that sucker and it cost me the balance of my airmiles! LOL
post #24 of 27
Not counting people and animals (assuming they are out of the house):

1. My Bible

2. My Teddy Bear (which I finally found at mom's house this past week). He was given to me when I was 6 months old and we plan on putting him in a glass enclosure to be sure he doesn't deterioriate any more.

3. Purse (cause it has the keys in it

4. As many pictures of family as I can

5. Mitten's Morris Trophy
post #25 of 27
Obviously, my furbabies would be first, then:

1) My photos & photo albums - especially the ones of my son,
granddaughter, & furbabies
2) My purse, b/c it has all my identification & important stuff
3) As many clothes as I could
4) My jewelry
5) The computer & WebTV box, b/c I have sentimental stuff stored in them

~KK~
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post

Oh, and my Dyson Animal Vacuum! I just got that sucker and it cost me the balance of my airmiles! LOL

It's not a funny topic, but that made me laugh!

I think there are a number of TCSers that could be seen hauling the Dyson out of the flames, THEN going back in for the (fill in the blank!)
post #27 of 27
Assuming all of the furbabies were safe and sound out of harms way.

1. My fiance
2. my photo album
3. my purse - it's got all my important things in it
4. my medicine/clothes/documents ....necessities i'm able to grab
5. my phone/laptop

If i'm only able to save what's most important though - it'd be Colin and our animals- the rest is just not as important
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