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10-06-2016, 04:43 PM - 1 Like   #1
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What do you take when you evacuate?

This question has become very relevant to me in the past 24 hours...

So if you had to go and could only take two small bags of gear with you, what would you take?

In my case...
K1 with FA 28-105 and 16-50
The K1000 I've had since I was 12 (with an A28mm f2.8)
My grandfather's Kodak Retina
Rolleiflex
The hard drive with all the pictures on it...

Everything else is locked up in a hopefully unnecessarily sturdy box until we get back...

-Eric

10-06-2016, 04:48 PM   #2
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It sounds like you have it covered!

If you are evacuating, stay safe. Stuff can be replaced!l

Our prayers are with you.

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Tough one! It depends why, I suppose. We have a large fireproof safe where I store all our important documents like birth certificates, passports, etc. That safe also contains all negatives and the backup hard-drives. But, it's not flood proof, so if there was risk of flood, I'd have to grab the important stuff. I suppose, camera bag, jewelry the dog and the cats will be first on my list, along with family. Oh - and my bicycle. Did you say two small bags? Drat. There goes that plan.
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Grandma, my brother, the cats, important documents, photos, back-up drive, clothes, camping gear, folding chairs, chain saw, water, ham radio gear, coffee maker. We had to do it more than once when I lived in Florida and a couple of times in California due to fires. I probably brought some sort of camera; I don't recall for sure. Saving cameras wasn't part of my plan, any more than saving model trains and slot cars were part of my brothers plan, or saving the fine china for Grandma's plan. If the house isn't there when you get back, cameras aren't high priority.

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My emergency cash, credit cards/wallet, passport, 3 days worth of underwear and socks.
2 Jerry-cans of extra fuel thrown in the trunk with the case of bottled water and the box of energy bars...
My thoughts are with you all down south. Stay safe the best you can!
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QuoteOriginally posted by TwoUptons Quote
This question has become very relevant to me in the past 24 hours...

So if you had to go and could only take two small bags of gear with you, what would you take?

In my case...
K1 with FA 28-105 and 16-50
The K1000 I've had since I was 12 (with an A28mm f2.8)
My grandfather's Kodak Retina
Rolleiflex
The hard drive with all the pictures on it...

Everything else is locked up in a hopefully unnecessarily sturdy box until we get back...

-Eric
I'd take a first aid kit and a survival kit.
10-06-2016, 05:37 PM   #7
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Depends where I had to go to. If it was into the wilderness, then I would take a good knife, some water, some food, and a toilet roll. Plus the only important item from your list - the hard drive.
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Besides the essentials, I would definitely take the K-1 body and lenses, the rest, except your grandfathers, wrap watertight and leave behind, but definitely take the electronics with the images!

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In one hand I'd have a pillow case filled with as many of my cats as I can fit into it. The other hand holds a cricket bat. In the event of any sort of apocalypse, I figure I'd be covered.


(More seriously, I hope you and yours are able to stay safe!)
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I've seen 'Walking Dead', a crossbow has to be in there, too!

Photography gear wise, I would at first think small and lightweight and take the K-S2, DA15, FA31 and FA77 as we fled down the road.

If a first responder asked my wife why I was breaking the police tape to go back into our street, she'd roll her eyes and say: "I think he's rescuing the DA* 50-135. He loves that thing more than me."

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Used to be a newspaper or magazine, but these days it's the mobile phone.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TwoUptons Quote
This question has become very relevant to me in the past 24 hours...

So if you had to go and could only take two small bags of gear with you, what would you take?

In my case...
K1 with FA 28-105 and 16-50
The K1000 I've had since I was 12 (with an A28mm f2.8)
My grandfather's Kodak Retina
Rolleiflex
The hard drive with all the pictures on it...

Everything else is locked up in a hopefully unnecessarily sturdy box until we get back...

-Eric
Hoping you well.
I might not take anything.
Reasonable chance you won't find a hotel room or even get where you are intending to go and you might end up in an environment where having your camera with you means it's not as safe as it would have been had you left it at home.

Best of luck!
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What do you take when you evacuate?
My wife our two cats and a credit card - all the rest is stuff.

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I've seen 'Walking Dead', a crossbow has to be in there, too!
Those things are useless when you run out of bolts. If you have a well made Katana handy, take that instead.
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if you take any prescriptions, be sure to seal them in a ziplock bag and bring the bag with you - it may be a while before going back home....
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