Three Things to Look for in a Fireproof and Waterproof Document Bag

When natural disasters happen, look after the things that count.

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A fireproof bag can look just as sleek as a normal folder or briefcase—only much more helpful in case of emergency.ENGPOW

It goes without saying that the living creatures in your home are going to be your top priority in the event of a disaster. But it would be really handy if, in the event of anything happening, paperwork, such as passports, birth certificates, marriage certificates— and insurance policies—was easy to access. And, forget about the practicalities, what about treasured family photos, and irreplaceable kindergarten artwork? Buy yourself a slice of peace of mind with a fireproof and waterproof document bag. Here’s what to look for.

JUNDUN Fireproof Document Bags,13.4”x 9.4”Waterproof and Fireproof Money Bag,Fireproof Safe Storage Pouch with Zipper for A4 Document Holder,File,Cash and Tablet
Portable, foldable and made from silicone-coated fiberglass, this unassuming zip-closure option withstands temperatures up to 1832 degrees Fahrenheit, while also providing secure storage for batteries while travelling.JUNDUN

Think about why you’re buying a fireproof bag. Is it going to be something you carry around with you? Or something that’s going to sit in a safe most of the time? Is it to keep fire away from the contents? Or to protect you if the contents combust? Because while most of us think about protecting our documents, it’s also worth bearing in mind that you can store batteries in a fireproof bag while traveling. The answers to these questions will dictate the size and style of bag you purchase.

ROLOWAY Large (17 x 12 x 5.8 inches) Fireproof Bag, XL Fireproof Document Bags with Small Fireproof Bag, Fireproof Safe and Water Resistant Bag for Money, Legal Documents, Files, Valuables
Pack of two different sizes that can resist temperatures up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The larger has the capacity to hold up to three ring binders and has a lockable zip as well as hook and loop closure.ROLOWAY

To make sure you’ve got all bases covered, invest in a bag that’s large enough to take all important papers, documents and gadgets, that also comes with a smaller bag which can be used for items of jewelry and smaller, more delicate objects that you want to protect. This means they won’t get tangled up with everything else and the smaller bag can sit neatly within the larger one for safe keeping.

Expanding File Folder Important Document Organizer Fireproof and Waterproof Document Bag with A4 Size 13 Pockets Zipper Closure Non-Itchy Silicone Coated Portable Filing Wallet Pouch(Silver)
Offering paperwork protection from water and temperatures up to 1832 degrees Fahrenheit, this option is also available with multicolored inserts, black exterior and with 25 sections.ENGPOW

If you’re primarily looking to protect documents, look for a concertina, or accordion-folded, file. This will look very similar to a regular expandable file, with separate sections and space to label the section. At a glance, you can get hold of the paperwork that you need rather than having to shuffle through an entire bag’s worth of stuff to find the right document.