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(San Bernardino Sun)   Your house is on fire. You have time to save one thing. What would it be?   (sbsun.com) divider line 288
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2012-10-07 07:00:49 PM
Dog.

Cats' are second only because I'm not sure I could grab them if they were freaking out.
 
2012-10-07 07:01:08 PM
www.dailyhaha.com
 
2012-10-07 07:01:44 PM
My son.
 
2012-10-07 07:02:06 PM
Wife, animals, and the cash box with the important papers, in that order.
 
2012-10-07 07:02:37 PM
I would save something small and worthless, yet humorous enough to get a couple upvotes on reddit. Then copy that link on Fark a few days later.
 
2012-10-07 07:02:56 PM

rev. dave: That is easy, my ammunition for my .44. It could kill someone if a fire ignited it and that would be my ass.


Not unless it's loaded it can't.
 
2012-10-07 07:03:13 PM
I would save Christmas
 
2012-10-07 07:03:25 PM
My better spouse...
 
2012-10-07 07:03:27 PM
The cat
wife's wedding dress
photo albums

19 years ago when we first married a kid playing with matches and aerosol can burn our whole condo building down. My wife was picking me up from work and we were supposed to go out but she heard a news report so we swung around home to check it out. Couldn't get close so we had to walk throw snow and water in business clothes to see flames coming out of the bedroom window. The fireman went in and looked for the cat, she escaped and came back later. The next day with the basement flood with five feet of water we got albums and her dress. This is such an overwhelming event that you don't think rationally but emotionally.
 
2012-10-07 07:03:47 PM
I'd wrap my cat in my blankie.
 
2012-10-07 07:03:50 PM
The fire. Damn poor thing is doomed.
 
2012-10-07 07:04:04 PM

Kanemano: I have a go bag with passport, cash, and credit cards.



a friend of mine's house burnt down and I learnt from them that not having ID in America is a nightmare


And my husband's going to think I'm even more paranoid, now...damn. Thanks for the idea. We live out in the country and the FD is volunteer, most likely there'll be jack all left by the time they get there.

Provided that the pets and hubby are out, I'd take my flash drive case.
 
2012-10-07 07:04:13 PM
Why would I save any of this crap? I'd rather strip naked and make a fresh start.
 
2012-10-07 07:04:45 PM
Nothing. I will pass out due to smoke inhalation.
 
2012-10-07 07:04:48 PM
The better question is, what would you made sure gets destroyed in the fire???
 
2012-10-07 07:05:09 PM
My guitar.
 
2012-10-07 07:05:31 PM
Fire extinguisher.
 
2012-10-07 07:05:41 PM

some_beer_drinker: the wooden toilet roll handle.


Has it been modified?
 
2012-10-07 07:06:19 PM

rev. dave: That is easy, my ammunition for my .44. It could kill someone if a fire ignited it and that would be my ass.


No it can't unless it's inside a firearm at the time. Ammunition needs the confines of a chamber to create the necessary force for the bullet to move and penetrate. The explosion of the powder in a chambered round has nowhere to go except forward, and it pushes the bullet out with the resulting speed and force. However, when a cartridges is ignited when not chambered it has almost no force. In fact, it will be the cartridge that will move while the bullet remains mostly in place since the brass is much lighter. Think of igniting a firecracker in your open palm. You might get a slight burn. But close your hand around the firecracker and you'll lose your fingers. The explosion of powder in a ammunition cartridge without the confines of a chamber is almost entirely harmless. The bullet won't even penetrate your clothes or leave a bruise.
 
2012-10-07 07:07:34 PM

taurusowner: rev. dave: That is easy, my ammunition for my .44. It could kill someone if a fire ignited it and that would be my ass.

No it can't unless it's inside a firearm at the time. Ammunition needs the confines of a chamber to create the necessary force for the bullet to move and penetrate. The explosion of the powder in a chambered round has nowhere to go except forward, and it pushes the bullet out with the resulting speed and force. However, when a cartridges is ignited when not chambered it has almost no force. In fact, it will be the cartridge that will move while the bullet remains mostly in place since the brass is much lighter. Think of igniting a firecracker in your open palm. You might get a slight burn. But close your hand around the firecracker and you'll lose your fingers. The explosion of powder in a ammunition cartridge without the confines of a chamber is almost entirely harmless. The bullet won't even penetrate your clothes or leave a bruise.


Hmmm...has this been demonstrated on Mythbusters?
 
2012-10-07 07:08:16 PM
My "Hang in There, Baby" poster
 
2012-10-07 07:08:28 PM
My pot plants. No, I'm just kidding, ahahahaaha, of course I don't have pot plants in my house.

Not counting living things, of which there are a few--computer and wallet. I know it's two, but they're small.
 
2012-10-07 07:08:41 PM
I'd run upstairs and save my mom.
 
2012-10-07 07:08:47 PM
The cats
 
2012-10-07 07:08:52 PM
Given that not two hours ago I rushed out of my house to see my neighbors house burning and him holding his baby and dog while sobbing on the curb... I'm not sure I want to think about it.

/The last firetruck just pulled away about five minutes ago.
//His dog is resting on my living room floor.
///Everyone is OK. The firefighters saved their photo albums.
////Fire spread like a son-of-a-biatch.
 
2012-10-07 07:08:55 PM
The trunk that is by the back door with everything in it that would need to be taken out in case of fire. (Copies of important papers, bills, accounts, insurance info, etc., as well as irreplaceable heirlooms, photos, etc.) Everything else is insured to the hilt because ain't no way a firetruck is making it here before the place is a big black hole in the ground. Stuff that is too big to fit in the trunk and is irreplaceable (one-of-a-kind guns, investment art, that sort of thing) I don't keep here, but in appropriate storage facilities.
 
2012-10-07 07:09:42 PM
Yup - the dog gets saved. Everything else is replaceable.
 
2012-10-07 07:10:31 PM
My cats. Everything else can be replaced.
 
2012-10-07 07:10:45 PM

ggecko: The better question is, what would you made sure gets destroyed in the fire???


i'd save my wife and kid. the rest can, and should, burn.
 
2012-10-07 07:10:53 PM
Family jewels‽
 
2012-10-07 07:11:27 PM
My Neutral Milk Hotel vinyl.

/What? It was hard as hell to find.
 
2012-10-07 07:11:29 PM

TheOther: taurusowner: rev. dave: That is easy, my ammunition for my .44. It could kill someone if a fire ignited it and that would be my ass.

No it can't unless it's inside a firearm at the time. Ammunition needs the confines of a chamber to create the necessary force for the bullet to move and penetrate. The explosion of the powder in a chambered round has nowhere to go except forward, and it pushes the bullet out with the resulting speed and force. However, when a cartridges is ignited when not chambered it has almost no force. In fact, it will be the cartridge that will move while the bullet remains mostly in place since the brass is much lighter. Think of igniting a firecracker in your open palm. You might get a slight burn. But close your hand around the firecracker and you'll lose your fingers. The explosion of powder in a ammunition cartridge without the confines of a chamber is almost entirely harmless. The bullet won't even penetrate your clothes or leave a bruise.

Hmmm...has this been demonstrated on Mythbusters?


I don't know...but I've been inside a burning HMMWV with ammunition cooking off. It felt like getting hit with pebbles.
 
2012-10-07 07:11:32 PM
ooh. Tough one.

My PC, or the folder containing all my tax returns and receipts and all the shiat I'd need to make an insurance claim on all my stuff.

fark it, I've spent a lot of time collecting that porn, and all my writing... I'll take the PC. Everything else is essentially replaceable.
 
2012-10-07 07:11:33 PM
I suppose one of the twins....
 
2012-10-07 07:12:45 PM
My dog first. Likely he can get himself out.

First material object: M4 carbine.
 
2012-10-07 07:12:49 PM
The kids, the pets, the kids' birth certificate/adoption records: the stuff that they might need to prove citizenship. My husband is on his own. Everything else can burn.
 
2012-10-07 07:13:38 PM
If I ever have to burgle someone's house, I'll just head straight for the "go bag" filled with all of their most valuable and irreplaceable property, that so many Farkers apparently have sitting next to their front doors.
 
2012-10-07 07:14:28 PM
I dunno if I have anything worth saving...maybe the TV? It's only a 32" so not that hard to-

oh, wait, the baby can't walk yet. I guess I should save him.
 
2012-10-07 07:15:04 PM
The water hose.
 
2012-10-07 07:15:23 PM
My violin. Haven't practiced in 6 months, but the damn thing is worth than the rest of my worldly belongings combined.

Thanks mom, dad.
 
2012-10-07 07:15:50 PM

blueviking: Kanemano: I have a go bag with passport, cash, and credit cards.



a friend of mine's house burnt down and I learnt from them that not having ID in America is a nightmare

And my husband's going to think I'm even more paranoid, now...damn. Thanks for the idea. We live out in the country and the FD is volunteer, most likely there'll be jack all left by the time they get there.

Provided that the pets and hubby are out, I'd take my flash drive case.


it's a small bag next to the bed so not much fuss, but try to get your money out of the bank for food and housing the next morning was near impossible for them, with ID all paperwork is replaceable without it ...
 
2012-10-07 07:15:59 PM
Obviously the kid & cats.
Other than that, a table that came over from Scotland in the 1500's when a marriage between a dutch boat builder and my family started harvesting trees in the "new world".
 
2012-10-07 07:15:59 PM
Assuming I have time on my way out the door since they're in a straight path, PC tower, grab and stack the laptop on top of that (with handy external drive dangling off it), and grab the binder with the deed and closing records. I'd be really sad to lose everything else, but it's mostly replaceable.

I'm glad we have these threads every so often though, it reminds me to back up in a Cloud service.
 
2012-10-07 07:16:03 PM

taurusowner: TheOther: taurusowner: rev. dave: That is easy, my ammunition for my .44. It could kill someone if a fire ignited it and that would be my ass.

No it can't unless it's inside a firearm at the time. Ammunition needs the confines of a chamber to create the necessary force for the bullet to move and penetrate. The explosion of the powder in a chambered round has nowhere to go except forward, and it pushes the bullet out with the resulting speed and force. However, when a cartridges is ignited when not chambered it has almost no force. In fact, it will be the cartridge that will move while the bullet remains mostly in place since the brass is much lighter. Think of igniting a firecracker in your open palm. You might get a slight burn. But close your hand around the firecracker and you'll lose your fingers. The explosion of powder in a ammunition cartridge without the confines of a chamber is almost entirely harmless. The bullet won't even penetrate your clothes or leave a bruise.

Hmmm...has this been demonstrated on Mythbusters?

I don't know...but I've been inside a burning HMMWV with ammunition cooking off. It felt like getting hit with pebbles.


They did a couple times. They were able to shatter the glass of an oven with lose ammo, but that's about it. I dont remember if they put a hole in something with a .22 used as an automotive fuse (they certainly didn't get the bullet to hit buster in the testicle like the myth talked about).
 
2012-10-07 07:18:46 PM

TomD9938: I'd run upstairs and save my mom.


So would I.
 
2012-10-07 07:19:46 PM
my piano
 
2012-10-07 07:20:52 PM
The rainforest.
 
2012-10-07 07:21:35 PM
Detachable penis.

My brother and I back up each other's external hard drives/music collections every few months.
 
2012-10-07 07:21:56 PM
Surprised no one has said a cell phone yet...

But as for me, I would choose Car keys.
 
2012-10-07 07:22:30 PM
My kid and dog are ambulatory (nothing says otherwise). I would save my books. Nothing else is important to me. All my pics are backed up online
 
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