7 Day Challenge – Don’t miss this post!

The 7 DAY CHALLENGE is quickly approaching… When is it you ask?

Remember, on a SURPRISE day in September, we will email you (if you are signed up for the challenge – sign up here) and announce the challenge has begun. At that point, you will not be allowed to spend ANY money for 7 days, or go to any kind of store (for those of you who think you can use gift cards -you can’t). Each day we will present you with a different kind of challenge or emergency to deal with USING ONLY WHAT YOU HAVE ON HAND!

Are you READY?

  • You WILL need a 72 hour kit/Eprep Plan. That’s not a maybe, its a FOR SURE
  • You will want your recipes printed (you may not be able to jump on the internet for a recipe)
  • Make sure you have water stored
  • Make sure you have a way to cook without power
  • Inventory your storage and fill in the gaps of things you have forgotten to replace recently
  • Make sure you are a fan of Food Storage Made Easy on Facebook -SO much discussion and learning goes on over there, especially during the challenge
  • We will MAKE you use your long term storage – it’s not just for collecting dust you know. Do you have a Wondermill? They are on sale for one more week! Get one here.

A great way to make sure you are prepared for real life, AND the challenge, is to use the checklists and over 100 pages of information found in our Food Storage Made Easy Binder. The Binder is a downloadable file, so you can purchase it today, and get started RIGHT AWAY! Quit worrying about HOW to build your food storage, and just get started- we’ve done the hard work for you.

  • The more you participate in the challenge, the more you learn, actually doing it really helps you learn
  • You’ll have to modify some of the scenarios for your own family depending on diet, work schedules, marital status, kid status etc… We’ll try to be generic, but just relax and adapt
  • Don’t skip out on work, or neglect important things just because you are doing the challenge -we can’t write “doctor’s notes” and excuse you from stuff
  • Buying gas is up to you for the 7 days – if some of these things happened in real life, you wouldn’t be going to work at the same time using up gas etc…

Happy preparing! We’re so excited to SURPRISE you!


  • Jean

    I have almost finished with my 72 hour kit. I added a few extra things though such as a quart sized ziplock bag personal care bag with toiletries, a quart sized ziplock bag first aid kit ( I put my three days of meds in here) and also a roll of toliet paper in a larger ziplock bag. Instead of using a milk jug, I am using a cloth bag left over from someone’s girl scout camping adventure. In addition I am preparing a 72 hour kit for my dog with bowls, food and water.

    • jean

      oh, and I also put a small flashlight into my kit.

  • This is intriguing and scary! I’ve only just started…this is for learning right? Do we get kicked out of the challenge if we don’t complete a task?

    • Sarah H

      Last year I had to do a lot of modification, I just couldn’t hack all of them with our schedule and then a sick family. The point is for you to learn, get experience trying things, see holes in your readiness, but this isn’t boot camp. You are responsible only to yourself. Have fun!

  • This is intriguing and scary! I’ve only just started…this is for learning right? Do we get kicked out of the challenge if we don’t complete a task?

  • What a grea Blog! Food storage is so important! I am getting 8 FREE freeze dried meals because i signed up for this great work from home opportunity! I am going to put them in my 72 hour kits because they last for 15+ years! I am excited to not have to change out all the food every year!

  • What a grea Blog! Food storage is so important! I am getting 8 FREE freeze dried meals because i signed up for this great work from home opportunity! I am going to put them in my 72 hour kits because they last for 15+ years! I am excited to not have to change out all the food every year!

  • Cory Haasnoot

    Great way to gage your food storage preparedness! You never know when a disaster might strike either man made or natural.

  • I have a manual for use in emergencies. I have a wondermill junior deluxe

  • M

    they have a manual mill as well…

  • Mindingmomma

    With hurricanes looming inthe Atlantic, I am anxious and excited to go through this and learn everything this year! I need this challenge to push myself and my family to seriously make a plan and be prepared!

  • Mindingmomma

    With hurricanes looming inthe Atlantic, I am anxious and excited to go through this and learn everything this year! I need this challenge to push myself and my family to seriously make a plan and be prepared!

  • Lcarr333

    If the grid goes down and we can’t buy from a store, get gas, or use our stoves, we wouldn’t be able to use an electric grain mill, either. Isn’t the wondermill electric? I’m confused…

    • M

      they have a manual mill as well…

      • I have a manual for use in emergencies. I have a wondermill junior deluxe

  • Lcarr333

    If the grid goes down and we can’t buy from a store, get gas, or use our stoves, we wouldn’t be able to use an electric grain mill, either. Isn’t the wondermill electric? I’m confused…

  • prepared teacher

    hummm, I need to make sure I have complete full tanks of gas begining the 1st, then keep them full until the challenge begins ( since no spendimg $$ on those days)….

  • prepared teacher

    hummm, I need to make sure I have complete full tanks of gas begining the 1st, then keep them full until the challenge begins ( since no spendimg $$ on those days)….

  • I’m so excited for this to start. I have already warned my husband about this and his only concern was not being able to buy his daily soda on his way to work. I told him we would stock up. lol

  • I’m so excited for this to start. I have already warned my husband about this and his only concern was not being able to buy his daily soda on his way to work. I told him we would stock up. lol