What would you save from a fire?

posted by Jason Kottke Dec 20, 2017

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes due to the Thomas Fire in Southern California. The Nib asked some of them what they grabbed from their homes on the way out the door. Here are illustrations of some of their answers.

Thomas Fire Evac

Thomas Fire Evac

What would you grab? I just wandered around my house, and I'd probably reach for the art and drawings my kids have done as well as the first books I remember reading with them...some of which were mine when I was a kid. Oh, and a quilt I've had since I was 4 or 5. The rest is replaceable...which makes me think I have too much stuff.