Today’s lesson… Are Your Important Documents backed Up in Case the Worst Happens?

Dr. David Powers
3 min readAug 7

Today’s lesson… Are Your Important Documents backed Up in Case the Worst Happens?

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Right off the bat, I want to establish the importance of creating an emergency jump drive.

In my short time on earth (over four decades), I have evacuated, abandoned, or deployed from seemingly safe places more times than I can count.

Each time I needed to take important documents with me so that I could prove who I was, justify re-entering a disaster zone, or because the original documents were destroyed.

It’s not just because of my job experience either.

Many of those times were evacuations with my parents as a kid and then later as an adult parent with my own kids.

I grew up in Myrtle Beach SC, and evacuating from hurricanes was a way of life and happened just about once every hurricane season.

First, let’s go over some other reasons you need a back-up. Then we’ll cover what goes onto your emergency jump drive. To wrap up, we’ll talk specifics about the type of jump drive and where to keep it.

Reasons you might need an Emergency Jump Drive:

  • Hurricane
  • Tornado
  • House Fire
  • Wildfire
  • Theft
  • Identity Theft
  • Flooding
  • Mudslides
  • Rioting
  • Re-entry to Your Home
  • Proof of Residency and Identity while Evacuated
  • Seeking Emergency Assistance while Evacuated

There’s plenty more, but I think you get the idea. I think I’ve also firmly established that each and every one of you could be affected by at least one of those situations.

What Goes Onto Your Emergency Jump Drive:

  • All information mentioned below needs to be added for each every person and/or residence it applies to.
Dr. David Powers

Dr. David Powers is an adventurer, philosopher, and pioneer.