There's a lot of various BOBs, survival kits etc. posted here, packed with tools, weapons, emergency equipment but in almost all cases there seems to be no documents. While your credit cards and personal ID may be kept in a wallet, consider how important and how difficult to restore can your papers be - the diplomas/certificates/other work credentials etc. If you're fleeing a house, would you feel better if you have the ownership proof/deeds/mortgage/insurance papers? Finally, in case you do not survive - would it not be better to have a drawn will? I'm not talking about digital copies on a flash drive, but dead tree documents. I understand this is a very complicated problem. First of all, how would you store such a BOB to keep it easily reachable and at the same time hidden from a casual burglar? Second, how does one provide waterproofing and mechanic protection for a stack of documents?