The 7 Day Challenge: DAY 1 (WEDNESDAY)

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There has been a flood and everyone in your city has been told to evacuate their homes for part of the day.

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  • For this day, and ALL days of the challenge: no spending money, no going to stores, and no restaurants.
  • You have no power for the whole day (except to fill out the questionnaire, or chat on facebook about what you are learning!)
  • You have to “leave” your house within an hour for at least 5 hours (but you don’t know if your house is going to be there when you get back).
  • You can only grab what is in your disasters kit and ALREADY on your grab list  when you leave.  *remember your house may be destroyed when you get back
  • You have to eat the food from your 72 hour kit while you are gone
  • Your family gets soaking wet during evacuation, and one of your family members cuts their toe open
  • Your spouse is at work. You have to meet at your pre-determined meeting location when he or she is done work
  • Once your whole family reunites you can return to your house
  • When you get home, your fridge food is ruined, your basement food is flooded, and you need to make dinner with no power
  • Keep your family entertained with no power (remember, after dark the lights, tv, appliances etc wont work!)
  • ADVANCED “FOLKS” (for anyone who feels up to it)

  • You have to stay out of your house until it’s bed time
  • You can only eat your 72 hour kit food the whole day
  • You forgot your cell phone at home when you evacuated

REMEMBER, TOMORROW’S LIMITATIONS AND TASKS WILL BE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. How long would you have lasted under these conditions?

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Each day we will be giving a prize to someone who provided feedback to that day’s challenge.  *Click here to see who won the “pre-challenge” giveaway. To provide feedback on today’s challenge, do one of the following:

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To be filled out at the END of the day.
Remember this is for us all to learn so fill it out honestly!

[form 2 “Day 1 Questionnaire”]

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