Mother Nature Speaks: A lesson on possessions | Wayfaring Tech Nomad

There are very few things more sobering than being evacuated out of a natural disaster. While once-in-a-lifetime adventures are something to certainly seek, this is one I do not recommend.

There's a lot to learn about possessions when only so much can be shoved into a vehicle with less than an hour's notice. Beyond humans, animals and photographs that come first in any situation like this, the things that make their way into bags at the last minute are curious.

Of all of the non-vital items mentioned above, I still to this day have no real idea why I chose to grab my squished Penny Passport, postcards (but not stamps), an entire box of doughnuts, and copy of The Lorax. I could have never seen any of my stuff again and I chose to grab my squished Penny Passport? There are so many questions! What do the things we grab as Mother Nature comes crashing in say about us as individuals?

Originally this was to be a functional checklist of smart things to pack for a long, multi-season travel stint. Now, it's also a tried and true disaster preparedness line up for your suitcase, too. Beyond the weird things I chose to grab, the items I packed in my clothing bag a few months ago are not unlike the things grabbed when it was time to evacuate.

This is the actual luggage contents I took on a trip from bikini hot L.A., fashionably cold N.Y.C., sweltering sweet Charlotte, chilly/comfy British Columbia, and late nights at SXSWi in Austin. I took one clothing bag and one tech bag to all of these places over the course of three seasons and was prepared for all of them.

What did I pack?

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