Personal Documents

If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person? - Chuck Palahniuk

When dealing with the local authorities, insurance agencies, or the federal goverment you may find it neccessary to provide proof of your identity or ownership of your property. Some of the items listed below will be of great use during a bug-out. If and when you are able to return to your property, you may find it invaluable to have many of the others listed.

(Most government agencies deal only in the original documents)

  • Driver Licenses
  • Social Security cards
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Medical and Immunization Records
  • Prescriptions
  • Insurance documents
    • Life
    • Home-Owners
    • Automobile
    • Medical
  • Contact information
    • Family and Friends
    • Physician
    • Insurance Company
    • Financial Institutions
    • Lawyers
  • Titles
    • Land
    • Home
    • Automobile
  • Financial Documents
    • Bank Account
    • Stocks and Bonds
    • Loans
    • Tax Information
  • Legal Documents
    • Marriage licenses
    • Last will and testament
    • Power of Attorney
    • Pending legal matters

There are also other considerations things like:

  • Inventory list of belongings
    (a video record could be useful)
  • family photo albums
  • family heirlooms
  • mementoes