Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen - 2006 Resolution - Prepare
This article talks about what one should have to deal with emergencies. This article is different from others as it talks about the types of documents that one should keep copies of as well as how one can carry them on a USB stick.
The tools that he recommends
Keith Brown'sPassword Minder for keeping track of all your passwords.
TrueCrypt to encrypt all your important electronic data (especially what you may carry on a USB stick)