I live on the 3rd floor and keep this rope in the corner of my room next to that rucksack which contains warm clothes, trainers, waterproof jacket, phone numbers and cash etc, so when the smoke alarm goes off I'll tie one end of the rope to a heavy table leg and sling the other end into the street and climb down it with the ruck on my back, everything should go smoothly unless I accidentally hang myself, then I'll book into a cheap hotel for the rest of the night, I'm in the city centre and there are half a dozen within a mile..For me the most scary scenario is to wake up in the middle of the night, temperature in the 20s, and see that my house is on fire. No time to think about what do I grab, other than my wife. So how would you prepare for this emergency? WHat would you have ready to fight the outdoor cold? And what would be essential to have if your house burned so bad you could not get back in?