Survivalist Tip: Since old photos of family and friends are the way most people stay connected, even in this digital age, it’s imperative you gather and safeguard as many of your own as you can. Old pictures provide a solid link to the past. Photography is one of modern humanity’s greatest inventions. If necessary scan your photos onto a computer and then copy them onto a portable zip drive, so you won’t have to carry them around. That’s, of course, assuming you have to evacuate. Once things settle down, you can look at those old photos and remember how life used to be. Hopefully, you were sober in them, so the memories won’t be too painful.