DISCUSSION BOARD > Emergency Preparedness for Critical Documents/Photos

I started a company in 2008 and created an organizational kit called the "GRAB-N-GO Emergency Portfolio" to encourage people to gather their most critical documents and photos in one highly visible, organized, and comprehensive kit to prepare for an evacuation or other life event. In the last two catastrophic events (Japan and Australia), comments from survivors were quoted as, "I lost all of my precious photos". This is an unnecessary loss. Aside from sentimentality and history, the system I developed documents personal property for insurance purposes. Although there are systems in place where some things are already digitized, in a baby boomer environment, many people have accumlated a lifetime of important documents and photos. I only wish that more people would take advantage of ,and follow this sytem ,before it's too late. It does not take an actual catastrophic event in order for this to be invaluable and will save thousands of dollars and heartache. For more information: www.grabngoportfolio.com
March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Viehmann
I agree! So many people overlook the importance of their family memories. In an emergency situation, we take the 3 P's.... People, Pets and Photos. Where are you photos now? Mine are in albums, by the door, ready to go as well as saved online with a reputable company that has a great redundant backup system. I, too, help my clients think about these situations and tailor solutions to their family needs. I've even co-authored an article on this topic! Go to www.photoskeptalive.com to see it.
March 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Fitting
For our critical photos and documents, we use a waterproof case, kept current and ready to go.
February 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterablesolutions