Everyone should have on themselves or stashed at another secure location or two, personal information that would be vital to start rebuilding your life after a major incident, such as a house fire, tornado, hurricane, wild fire, flood, mudslide and the like.
What information to store: Non-encrypted
1. Contact information of family and friends
2. Up-to-date Head shots of immediate family and description
3. Insurance policy numbers and claims telephone # and email
4. Medical doctor(all specialties), Dentist and Eye doctor contact info
5. Basic health information, allergies, blood type, surgeries, chronic illness, prescriptions
6. A copy of the encryption program you use so you can install it on the machine you may have to use it in, if not yours.
What information to store: Encrypted
1. Photos a personal property such as household goods, art work, vehicles, outside and inside of the home
2. A list of same property above with serial numbers, approximate value, age
3. Financial records, accounts(bank, retirement, etc), passwords, tax records, safety deposit box records
4. Health records, more in depth
5. Scans of important papers such as Birth Certificates, Marriage License, Divorce decree, Death certificates, Adoption paperwork, house, land and vehicle titles, Resume, work evaluations, DD 214, State issued ID, SS card, passport, any special licenses like machinery qualifications, high school diploma or GED, post-secondary education diploma or transcripts
6. Family and personal photos
7. Family history
8. A Will
9. Firearm permit and serial numbers of weapons.
Hard copy back-ups of most of this information should also be kept at a secure off-site location. Information would be key in rebuilding your life after a catastrophe.