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What Would You Grab in a Fire? 

Logan Rapp
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Updated October 9, 2019 13.2k votes 985 voters 4.7k views 27 items

List Rules Can be anything you'd have in your house that you would want to quickly grab before you lost EVERYTHING.

Think fast, hotshot - your house is burning down. You know that everything left behind is going to be burned to a crisp, and you've only got a few minutes at best to grab what you can get out. What do you reach for? When you really think about it, your most important possessions start to come to the forefront. What would you instinctively grab on your way out of the flaming death trap that was once your home?

This list is less trying to make a value judgment and more trying to rank the objects most people would save in the event of a house fire - what you choose is up to you. Is your laptop truly that valuable (if so, should you consider putting your data in the cloud)? How about those irreplaceable photos from the days before digital? That award you earned for a job well done? Your college degree? When you get that house burning down question, what's your answer going to be? It's always tough to really break down what possessions you just can't go on without, but that's what this list is for!

So vote up what you would grab in a fire, or add any important possessions you know you'd reach for when the flames start burning. Can you answer if someone asked, "what would you grab in a fire?" Think about what you'd grab in a fire and cast your votes below!
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Dog(s) And Other Furball... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Dog(s) And Other Furballs
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Wallet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Wallet
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Photographs (The Non-Dig... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Photographs (The Non-Digital, Unreplaceable Ones)
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Your Smartphone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Your Smartphone
5
Your Car is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Your Car
6
Your Laptop is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Your Laptop
7
Your Kid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Emily Beddingfield added Your Kid
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Your Jewelry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Your Jewelry
9
Shoes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Shoes
10
Important Documents is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Stephanie High added
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Clothes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Clothes
12
College Degree is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
College Degree
13
Antiques and Heirlooms ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
leroy.fong added Antiques and Heirlooms
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Stuffed Animal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Stuffed Animal
15
Autographed Memorabilia ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Autographed Memorabilia
16
Radio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
leroy.fong added
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Books is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Books
18
Diaries and Other Notebo... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Diaries and Other Notebooks
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Letters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Letters
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Wedding Dress is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Wedding Dress
21
CDs/Vinyl Albums is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
CDs/Vinyl Albums
22
Paintings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Paintings
23
Childhood Toys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Childhood Toys
24
Musical Instruments is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Musical Instruments
25
Concert T-Shirts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Would You Grab in a Fire?
Concert T-Shirts