Think fast: What would you take?

I live in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
Pandemics, riots, rain, no rain, economic turmoil, comets...
Now we have devastating fires. 
One of my audio buddies is waiting in an evacuation center, awaiting the horrible news that he's lost his home. A couple others are at level 2 ready to abandon their homes. These guys are the best audiophile guys you could ever hope to have around. You probably know them.
With light rain in the forecast (Monday), I feel fairly safe.
But, I have collected one small suit case, just in case. My car will be loaded with camping gear. A photo album. Maybe a friend or 2.
Of the items in my listening room, I know I can't take any equipment. Maybe a couple Lps? No, I could replace those. 
So, I ask you: What would you take?
Hopefully, you'll never be in such a situation.
there is no METHod
to this madness...
especially as we appreciate the lack of wind ( high winds caused the fire to rage last week) but what is needed to blow the smoke out.  Typical humanoids, we want it all!
Australia has been hit by some pretty bad fires, not good at all.
I hope people in rural areas know how to manage with back burning (I think Americans call it controlled burning?, reduction burning?) . Obviously in the burbs that’s not possible.

Good to hear you’re all safe, and I hope your house is unaffected.
Yes, we call it controlled burning. In California, they halted the practice back in March due to air pollution and to control the coronavirus spread among fire fighters. That, and the areas are so dry from climate change that it presented a bigger problem in controlling the burn.

Also, the feds own 58% of California's 33 million acres of forests while the state owns only 3%. The rest is a mix of joint management and privately owned land. With the cutbacks in federal land management, the majority of the fires are on federal land.

In Oregon, 25% of the forests are federally owned and in Washington it's 44%. Blaming it on the states is just a sick sort of game.

All the best,
I read most of the forests subject these fires out west are owned by the federal government. So if they are not being managed as well as they should be to help prevent this kind of thing, its mostly on the Federal Government.

Infrastructure in this country as a whole is in bad shape. It takes money to keep things up and apparently there is not enough of it to address the problem that way to whatever extent is even possible. To a large extent infrastructure and natural resource management has been a low priority of late. It’s one clear and undeniable aspect of a nation in decline and not as great as it should be.

Denial of the science behind global warming is probably the biggest problem. Sorry, but systematic rejection of science on a whim whenever it is convenient is a huge problem and the large and seemingly increasing impact of it in recent years has affected us all already in one way or another for example via pandemic, hurricanes, wildfires, etc .

Dunning-Kruger?  Can be very deadly.......

Stilgreen;  not once have I brought any form of politics into this discussion.  My reply had nothing at all to do with politics but was a response to the OP original post regarding riots and others misinformed responses regarding guns for the "protesters"

also, not once did I insult anyone.  

the OP discussed what to take, but also described which circumstances would force him/her to leave and take items.

That and the several subsequent replies from others prompted my response.

If you don't care or don't want to hear it, then fine.  keep your head in the sand.

This is the same uninformed argument surrounding the response to people that peacefully protested police abuse by knelling while the anthem was being played.

It is amazing how for certain people they are more upset about the kneeling that about unarmed non confrontational people being murdered on video right in front of them .  That tells me all i need to know about the "humanity" of some.

So my original assessment and response stands.

One on my very best friends (who happens to be white) didn't believe a word of this until he personally witnessed it happening to me by university teachers and by police many times.  It was simply unheard of and couldn't possibly be true until he physically saw it happening to someone he know quite well.

I guess telling people is one thing, but either having it happen to you or yours or watching it is something altogether different.  For those of us with compassion and understanding that is.  

However, that can't be altogether true either, because, in the age of video, people still refuse to acknowledge it is happening or keep denying it anyway.

And yet some wonder why there is so much hurt and anger.

apologies if my response insult or hurt you.  Was and is not my intent. my intent was to reply to the OP original post and the many responses subsequent, with truth and understanding.

As long as people keep their head in the sand or forcefully deny what other's that are experiences this are saying, there will be anger.  

it will take the entire village to right these wrongs.