The 7 Day Challenge: DAY 7 (MONDAY)

Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 7 days, we are testing our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency, or situation that will test at least one of the reasons “WHY” we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, or spending any money for the entire 7 days! And please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation.

Your family and friends are starting to figure out that you have a great food storage. Your mother-in-law (or friend, or grandma, or fill-in-the-blank) just called you this morning and asked if she could come by later today and check out your preps. She is interested to learn how much you have, and how you rotate it all. She even hints that she might want to purchase some food for you for a gift.

Once you organize, tidy, and inventory your food storage you are DONE the challenge and can celebrate however you choose, whether it be with a dunford donut (Julie) or a big gulp (Jodi). You may just want to go out and get cracking on your “To-Buy” list now that you have determined what preps and food you still need.


Today’s Tasks:

  • Organize your kitchen pantry and any food storage areas in your home
  • Evaluate where your appliances are in your home to make cooking with food storage easier
  • Move some of your long term food storage up to your kitchen area to encourage you to use it more
  • Check your water supplies, refill any empty containers
  • Inventory your long term food storage items (you may use our calculator)
  • Inventory your three month supply items (you may use our worksheet)
  • Look at your Disaster Kits, do you need to swap clothes out? Rotate food? Do what you can now and make a list of anything you may need to buy

Today’s Limitations:

  • For this day, and ALL days of the challenge: no spending money, no going to stores, and no restaurants … UNTIL YOU ARE FINISHED!

Advanced Tasks:

  • Make cute labels for your buckets, shelves, etc. (label tutorial | bucket labels)
  • Make a complete list of what you still need to buy (long term AND three month supply) so that your guest can purchase some of it for you for a gift.
  • Review all of your week’s report cards and compile them into one list of future things to do/buy


Make sure your fill out today’s Report Card to see how well you did, to keep track of areas you can improve, to remember things you need to do, and things you need to buy. Use the data to make a game plan to take you to the next level of preparedness, whatever that may be.


  • Nicole R

    Finally – a day off, so I’ve been re-organizing the two pantries and basement. (After going to the first case-lot sale I’ve ever seen in our parts, very early this morning. whoopee!) I even updated my Menu sheets, and double-checked inventories, so now my “3 month” pantry storage is shipshape. (I have over 20 lunch/dinner meals planned, and multiply by twelve to keep on hand.)

  • Nicole R

    Finally – a day off, so I’ve been re-organizing the two pantries and basement. (After going to the first case-lot sale I’ve ever seen in our parts, very early this morning. whoopee!) I even updated my Menu sheets, and double-checked inventories, so now my “3 month” pantry storage is shipshape. (I have over 20 lunch/dinner meals planned, and multiply by twelve to keep on hand.)

  • Edgeofthewoods

    Staying organized is always my big challenge; and, we have been prepping for a very long time. I chose to clean my storage areas over the past two weeks and upgrade my LT storage with extras. I also looked at clothing and other LT items. The short term stuff is never as good although we do keep a volumn of cold room items and live chickens and beef.

    The challenge we did take on was to go to our DD/DSIL and their two very young childrens house to help them clean up after a sumer of repeated near flooding with basement seepage. They needed to reorganize thier household to be less vulnerable to flooding and to organize thier preps. We had a wonderful weekend with water and electricity and a good deal of post-long-term-emergency clean-up and reorganizing. It was exhausting and great fun.

    P.S. We took our EMP proof 1960’s one ton truck to haul things around.

  • gendot

    Thanks for the challenges for this year. I handed out little papers with your website and the 7 Day Challenge on them to everyone in RS, YW on Sunday so that they (hopefully) can see how they would do, and areas they need to improve on. I also emailed the same information to some relatives that don’t live around me. I know many people benefitted from taking your challenge, and we all appreciate your time and effort to help us think of things we still need to do. Just like being a mom, and housework, prepping never ends!

  • gendot

    Thanks for the challenges for this year. I handed out little papers with your website and the 7 Day Challenge on them to everyone in RS, YW on Sunday so that they (hopefully) can see how they would do, and areas they need to improve on. I also emailed the same information to some relatives that don’t live around me. I know many people benefitted from taking your challenge, and we all appreciate your time and effort to help us think of things we still need to do. Just like being a mom, and housework, prepping never ends!

  • TK

    Thank you for putting on this challenge. We managed this week but for long term it would not look good. Wish this was for real as I would LOVE to receive food storage as gifts!

    My pantry is a work in progress. Lots of empty that needs filled. The 3 month worksheet is helping. Don’t want to rely on our freezer so hope to can my first batch of meat soon. Afterwards I can add more meals to our 3 month plan. Then on to long term storage. Baby Steps?

  • Shaunda Burns

    Jodi and Julie,
    Thank you so much for your time and effort. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to participate this week because we had a death in the family and had to go out of town last Tuesday. I told my family that we would just postpone one week and start our 7 day challenge next Tuesday. So, tomorrow I will start. I haven’t read any email or the challenges yet because I wanted to be surprised. But, I had previously read your entry encouraging us to watch the tutorial on changing a tire. So, when we were out of town and our tire really was flat I asked my husband if I could change it. He was shocked, but he let me do it. So, if that is part of any day’s challenge I have done it! I am excited to start our challenge tomorrow. Wish us luck and I look forward to reading all the discussions. Thank you for all that you have done.
    Shaunda Burns

  • Shaunda Burns

    Jodi and Julie,
    Thank you so much for your time and effort. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to participate this week because we had a death in the family and had to go out of town last Tuesday. I told my family that we would just postpone one week and start our 7 day challenge next Tuesday. So, tomorrow I will start. I haven’t read any email or the challenges yet because I wanted to be surprised. But, I had previously read your entry encouraging us to watch the tutorial on changing a tire. So, when we were out of town and our tire really was flat I asked my husband if I could change it. He was shocked, but he let me do it. So, if that is part of any day’s challenge I have done it! I am excited to start our challenge tomorrow. Wish us luck and I look forward to reading all the discussions. Thank you for all that you have done.
    Shaunda Burns

  • Shannon

    Just found your web site looking for applesauce canning info. Thanks for all of your good information. My family just today ended one month of no food shopping. We started Aug 20th with a mock evacuation, leaving the house in just under 14 minutes with our 72 hour kits and a preset list of emergency items. We went and got ice cream and then came home and explained to our 4 teenagers that we were not food shopping for a month, to test our recipes, food storage and will power. Learned a few things and had an overall successful time.

    It was really fun to go to Costco today!

  • Lynne

    This is actually my hardest day of the callenge. I will not be able to go shopping or out for at least another week if I have to complete all of these tasks.
    I am currently in the porcess of going through some of my kitchen cabinates to give myself better access to things but this is a long process.
    I tis time for my normal rotation so in the next couple of weeks I will be doing that. I will inventory at that time.
    I have loved these challenges and look forward to becoming better prepared because of them. The report cards have been agreat help. I now have a record of what has been done and what needs to be done.
    I teach a cooking class on Monday mornings and we went over some of the ideas in your challenges. They really raised some interesting questions and resolutions. We were all aware of our weather circumstances at this time. We have set heat records for the past three days in a row, 109, 111 and 107. It is the lastest in the year we have had to deal with these. It is doing in the garden that we planted this past weekend. We are trying to keep it going and not have to replant.
    Thanks for everything it has been a really informative and thought provoking week.

  • Lynne

    This is actually my hardest day of the callenge. I will not be able to go shopping or out for at least another week if I have to complete all of these tasks.
    I am currently in the porcess of going through some of my kitchen cabinates to give myself better access to things but this is a long process.
    I tis time for my normal rotation so in the next couple of weeks I will be doing that. I will inventory at that time.
    I have loved these challenges and look forward to becoming better prepared because of them. The report cards have been agreat help. I now have a record of what has been done and what needs to be done.
    I teach a cooking class on Monday mornings and we went over some of the ideas in your challenges. They really raised some interesting questions and resolutions. We were all aware of our weather circumstances at this time. We have set heat records for the past three days in a row, 109, 111 and 107. It is the lastest in the year we have had to deal with these. It is doing in the garden that we planted this past weekend. We are trying to keep it going and not have to replant.
    Thanks for everything it has been a really informative and thought provoking week.

  • Lianne

    Thank you ladies for the wonderful challenges. I have really appreciated how these have been realistic and feasible situations that can occur anytime.
    Although I have (thankfully) been reasonably prepared for each of these situations they have still helped me to realise some shortcomings as I have looked at the possibility of what if….this situation lasted a month, two months etc. It has been an eye opener and highlighted several areas that I need to work on including increasing my storage.
    The challenges have also provided an excuse to get my family more involved in trialling what may occur….big tip: dont forget comfort foods as they are so good for keeping up morale.
    I now need to replenish supplies but with a little thought we didnt use much at all and managed to stick mostly to the items in my everyday pantry rather than attacking my emergency stores…so a little rotation will be in order but I still dont plan on shopping for a few more days.

    I will pray for you and all the others affected by the wild fires.

    Please take care and keep up the good work.

  • Lianne

    Thank you ladies for the wonderful challenges. I have really appreciated how these have been realistic and feasible situations that can occur anytime.
    Although I have (thankfully) been reasonably prepared for each of these situations they have still helped me to realise some shortcomings as I have looked at the possibility of what if….this situation lasted a month, two months etc. It has been an eye opener and highlighted several areas that I need to work on including increasing my storage.
    The challenges have also provided an excuse to get my family more involved in trialling what may occur….big tip: dont forget comfort foods as they are so good for keeping up morale.
    I now need to replenish supplies but with a little thought we didnt use much at all and managed to stick mostly to the items in my everyday pantry rather than attacking my emergency stores…so a little rotation will be in order but I still dont plan on shopping for a few more days.

    I will pray for you and all the others affected by the wild fires.

    Please take care and keep up the good work.

  • Judy Williams

    I can’t thank you gals enough for all the time and effort that you both put into all this. Please take of yourselves and your families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I wish I could have done all of the challenges, but have been extremely busy as a dressmaker doing a wedding and costumes for a fund-raising “Dancing With The Stars” competition here, so could basically only assess things I need to work on more. We do have emergency preparedness items, water and food storage on hand, but it is a wonderful challenge, and when things settle down (soon, I hope) I fully intend to do as much as I can. I did do without any shopping for the week, however – which was interesting! I only had to get one thing at the fabric shop for a costume, so feel pretty good about that. I’m so glad my daughter told me about this. I hope you can do this again soon. I intend to pass on as much as I can to others in my area. Thanks again.

  • Judy Williams

    I can’t thank you gals enough for all the time and effort that you both put into all this. Please take of yourselves and your families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I wish I could have done all of the challenges, but have been extremely busy as a dressmaker doing a wedding and costumes for a fund-raising “Dancing With The Stars” competition here, so could basically only assess things I need to work on more. We do have emergency preparedness items, water and food storage on hand, but it is a wonderful challenge, and when things settle down (soon, I hope) I fully intend to do as much as I can. I did do without any shopping for the week, however – which was interesting! I only had to get one thing at the fabric shop for a costume, so feel pretty good about that. I’m so glad my daughter told me about this. I hope you can do this again soon. I intend to pass on as much as I can to others in my area. Thanks again.

  • Mamo99

    Yall are in our prayers.
    Thank you so much for all the hard work you both put in so my family can br prepared for most anything.
    I have already gotten most of todays stuff done 2 weeks ago. Now I know some things we were weak on I can fix that no problem.
    Love the website,keep up the good work,enjoy your treats ladies!

  • Mamo99

    Yall are in our prayers.
    Thank you so much for all the hard work you both put in so my family can br prepared for most anything.
    I have already gotten most of todays stuff done 2 weeks ago. Now I know some things we were weak on I can fix that no problem.
    Love the website,keep up the good work,enjoy your treats ladies!

  • Kimberly

    Thanks for wanting to help all of us be prepared for whatever may come. FYI- my husband was begining to question my sanity with all this preparedness stuff but after going through each day with him and asking for his input he began to see the need. We decided that when I’m off for two weeks in December we will go back through the challenge and see how much better we fare. Thanks so much!!!!

  • Kimberly

    Thanks for wanting to help all of us be prepared for whatever may come. FYI- my husband was begining to question my sanity with all this preparedness stuff but after going through each day with him and asking for his input he began to see the need. We decided that when I’m off for two weeks in December we will go back through the challenge and see how much better we fare. Thanks so much!!!!

  • gwenbru

    Jodi and Julie–Thanks for all you’ve done in preparing, setting up and following through with providing us with this challenge. I think it has been very helpful for many, many people here, me included.

    My husband and I decided that when the challenge began, we would discontinue using electricity and not use it again until a full week has passed (tomorrow morning). So in addition to what we’ve learned from the challenge, we’ve learned even more by having no electrical power this whole week.

    If you need any additional ideas for next year’s challenge, one that has happened to us is that both of us as parents were quite sick with the flu at the same time and it was during the winter, maybe a storm. It was quite difficult to take care of things around the house and feed everyone, etc., with both of us sick. It has made me think that we really need some very quick and easy to prepare foods for those kinds of occasions. We don’t want to have to be doing stuff like grinding wheat and kneading bread when we’re feverish or throwing up! We also need some easy ways to keep warm if the power goes out when we’re sick. Just something to think about…

    I appreciate the extra motivation to inventory/organize our food storage and preparedness stuff. I had done this in the past and have slacked off. I won’t be able to get to it today, but it will be done in the VERY near future.The challenge has helped me to see how much better things would be in a true emergency if we knew where everything was and just how much we have.

    Again, thanks! Enjoy a break now, you deserve it!

  • gwenbru

    Jodi and Julie–Thanks for all you’ve done in preparing, setting up and following through with providing us with this challenge. I think it has been very helpful for many, many people here, me included.

    My husband and I decided that when the challenge began, we would discontinue using electricity and not use it again until a full week has passed (tomorrow morning). So in addition to what we’ve learned from the challenge, we’ve learned even more by having no electrical power this whole week.

    If you need any additional ideas for next year’s challenge, one that has happened to us is that both of us as parents were quite sick with the flu at the same time and it was during the winter, maybe a storm. It was quite difficult to take care of things around the house and feed everyone, etc., with both of us sick. It has made me think that we really need some very quick and easy to prepare foods for those kinds of occasions. We don’t want to have to be doing stuff like grinding wheat and kneading bread when we’re feverish or throwing up! We also need some easy ways to keep warm if the power goes out when we’re sick. Just something to think about…

    I appreciate the extra motivation to inventory/organize our food storage and preparedness stuff. I had done this in the past and have slacked off. I won’t be able to get to it today, but it will be done in the VERY near future.The challenge has helped me to see how much better things would be in a true emergency if we knew where everything was and just how much we have.

    Again, thanks! Enjoy a break now, you deserve it!

  • Gh26

    I will be doing this tomorrow instead of today as I have tomorrow off of work. I always make sure I put a date in my diary every 6 months so I can rotate everything from 72 hour kits through to food in the pantry. All the water we used from food storage this week needs topping up too so I am going to have a fun day tomorrow – people think Its mad I enjoy restocking, moving and rotating my cupboards but I love it. Such a sense of satisfaction !! Girls thanks so much for this week it’s been a learning experience

  • Gh26

    I will be doing this tomorrow instead of today as I have tomorrow off of work. I always make sure I put a date in my diary every 6 months so I can rotate everything from 72 hour kits through to food in the pantry. All the water we used from food storage this week needs topping up too so I am going to have a fun day tomorrow – people think Its mad I enjoy restocking, moving and rotating my cupboards but I love it. Such a sense of satisfaction !! Girls thanks so much for this week it’s been a learning experience

  • kdonat

    Believe it or not, I had several of these challenges “for real” this week. Just not on the days that your emails arrived. The challenge you posted today, is one I started working on last Thursday. A few goods had been stored without the expiration dates entered on my storage spreadsheet. Some of the container/box numbers were duplicated so I had to get that sorted out. I was amazed at the things I had in volume and had not yet logged in the spreadsheet. Three days of work and there’s still another 2 days worth. But I feel like I have accomplished so much this week and can see where the holes are in my Plan. Another great job! God Bless you all, our prayers of support go out for those affected by the fires. Prepper prayers !

  • kdonat

    Believe it or not, I had several of these challenges “for real” this week. Just not on the days that your emails arrived. The challenge you posted today, is one I started working on last Thursday. A few goods had been stored without the expiration dates entered on my storage spreadsheet. Some of the container/box numbers were duplicated so I had to get that sorted out. I was amazed at the things I had in volume and had not yet logged in the spreadsheet. Three days of work and there’s still another 2 days worth. But I feel like I have accomplished so much this week and can see where the holes are in my Plan. Another great job! God Bless you all, our prayers of support go out for those affected by the fires. Prepper prayers !

  • Mary

    With us moving in 2 weeks I will have a hard time organizing anything as we’re packing it all up! But I definitely can take a look at our 72 hour kits and rotate things, etc. Thanks for all your work on the challenges!

  • Mary

    With us moving in 2 weeks I will have a hard time organizing anything as we’re packing it all up! But I definitely can take a look at our 72 hour kits and rotate things, etc. Thanks for all your work on the challenges!

  • Barbara

    Thank you Jodi and Julie! Like last year, this was extremely helpful in helping me gauge my preparations. I really appreciate everything you’ve done!

  • Barbara

    Thank you Jodi and Julie! Like last year, this was extremely helpful in helping me gauge my preparations. I really appreciate everything you’ve done!

  • Sherrylynn3

    I was talking to my son last night who is at school at the U of U and he was telling me abuot the fires, it shows us how much we need to be prepared. I am also appreciative of both of you for not only the challenges but all of the info you have given us. Because I have been motivated by all of your information ( I really like the tutorials), I have bought the wondermill, make Crystal’s recipe for bread, and have for the last 1 1/2 years been doing a food storage class with our ward, and even put in a small garden this year. Since we have to worry about earthquakes here in southern California, and you didn’t cover that with any of your challenges our class in Oct. will be a mock earthquake and I think making up a report card like you had us do each day would be a great idea. You probably will never realize all the people you are helping. but a huge thank you for your time and efforts.

  • Sherrylynn3

    I was talking to my son last night who is at school at the U of U and he was telling me abuot the fires, it shows us how much we need to be prepared. I am also appreciative of both of you for not only the challenges but all of the info you have given us. Because I have been motivated by all of your information ( I really like the tutorials), I have bought the wondermill, make Crystal’s recipe for bread, and have for the last 1 1/2 years been doing a food storage class with our ward, and even put in a small garden this year. Since we have to worry about earthquakes here in southern California, and you didn’t cover that with any of your challenges our class in Oct. will be a mock earthquake and I think making up a report card like you had us do each day would be a great idea. You probably will never realize all the people you are helping. but a huge thank you for your time and efforts.

  • Patti R

    Moved so this is done in one house. Need to finish at the other. Will have eldest son work on pantry. He does this great and it is one of the few things I can get him to do. lol. We have been working on freezers. Need to manly work on the car supplies. Thanks again. I see were I am lacking.

  • Patti R

    Moved so this is done in one house. Need to finish at the other. Will have eldest son work on pantry. He does this great and it is one of the few things I can get him to do. lol. We have been working on freezers. Need to manly work on the car supplies. Thanks again. I see were I am lacking.

  • Diane62797

    thanks for the expirience, it has been alot of help for our family,can’t wait for next year.
    You guys are geat!

  • Diane62797

    thanks for the expirience, it has been alot of help for our family,can’t wait for next year.
    You guys are geat!

  • Libby’s Library

    I really look forward to next years challenge. Due to needed medical testing, I was not able to participate in all the challenges, but today will be fantastic, as I’m already started on this challenge. I’m so proud, I’d like to send photo’s!
    Thank you so much for all the hard work that you put in, to help us help ourselves and our families!

  • Libby’s Library

    I really look forward to next years challenge. Due to needed medical testing, I was not able to participate in all the challenges, but today will be fantastic, as I’m already started on this challenge. I’m so proud, I’d like to send photo’s!
    Thank you so much for all the hard work that you put in, to help us help ourselves and our families!

  • Cjschloss01

    My pantry is in desperate need of a makeover and I have needed to do it for forever. Thanks for the push to get it done I have no idea what is in my 3 month supply anymore because can’t find anything. Great job ladies!

  • Cjschloss01

    My pantry is in desperate need of a makeover and I have needed to do it for forever. Thanks for the push to get it done I have no idea what is in my 3 month supply anymore because can’t find anything. Great job ladies!

  • Marinemamm22

    The report card for this challenge is tiltled as ” Economic Crisis: Major Fuel Shortage.” Just letting you know.

  • Marinemamm22

    The report card for this challenge is tiltled as ” Economic Crisis: Major Fuel Shortage.” Just letting you know.

  • Obrienm240

    Jodi and Julie, thank you for this past week of preparednes activities.
    You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Obrienm240

    Jodi and Julie, thank you for this past week of preparednes activities.
    You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Grahamgang

    Awesome job ladies. I am glad this what the last challenge is because I have really needed to do this and now I have the kick in the pants to do it. I have learned so much with theses challenges. Thanks for helping me to think outside the box and look a little deeper inside myself. Thanks for everything. We will keep all those in real emergencies in our prayers.

  • Grahamgang

    Awesome job ladies. I am glad this what the last challenge is because I have really needed to do this and now I have the kick in the pants to do it. I have learned so much with theses challenges. Thanks for helping me to think outside the box and look a little deeper inside myself. Thanks for everything. We will keep all those in real emergencies in our prayers.

  • Beachy1mom

    I have to tell you just how much we enjoyed this year’s challenge. I think we may have started to become complacent with what we have. While we may have found it easy enough because we had at least enough to get us through this 7 day challenge, we still need to keep up with our food storage & preparedness. I cycle through my 72 hour packs with the change of every season just because it made sense to me to change out clothes & foods. I will begin to re-organize my pantry though. I found that I have cans of food we’ve stored for years & we don’t ever eat that kind of food – so why save it? Eat what you store & store what you’ll eat really hit home this time. Other than that, we really enjoyed this challenge. Broken fingernails & all. By next year, I hope to have a full year’s supply of everything. I have to figure out how to store more water as we just about went through all our stored water this week. Not the 16 oz drinking water – but all my gallon jugs are empty, waiting to be refilled.
    Love your site, your information & encouragement. I know you must be really tired after this. Thank you for everything!!

  • Beachy1mom

    I have to tell you just how much we enjoyed this year’s challenge. I think we may have started to become complacent with what we have. While we may have found it easy enough because we had at least enough to get us through this 7 day challenge, we still need to keep up with our food storage & preparedness. I cycle through my 72 hour packs with the change of every season just because it made sense to me to change out clothes & foods. I will begin to re-organize my pantry though. I found that I have cans of food we’ve stored for years & we don’t ever eat that kind of food – so why save it? Eat what you store & store what you’ll eat really hit home this time. Other than that, we really enjoyed this challenge. Broken fingernails & all. By next year, I hope to have a full year’s supply of everything. I have to figure out how to store more water as we just about went through all our stored water this week. Not the 16 oz drinking water – but all my gallon jugs are empty, waiting to be refilled.
    Love your site, your information & encouragement. I know you must be really tired after this. Thank you for everything!!

  • Nicole R

    Kudos, ladies – very well done, and enjoyed by me (if not the Hubby). He actually laughed at me yesterday, didn’t think I could get those lug nuts off. A lot of work, time, and thought went into this whole weeks challenge, Thank you.

  • Nicole R

    Kudos, ladies – very well done, and enjoyed by me (if not the Hubby). He actually laughed at me yesterday, didn’t think I could get those lug nuts off. A lot of work, time, and thought went into this whole weeks challenge, Thank you.

  • Npp1966

    Great job girls. I’m hoping my son’s science teacher will let him do a 72 hr disaster kit for his “science” project. We had already turned in a topic then you started the challenge and I thought this would make a great project that he could gear to a teen. His teacher is thinking on it and is going to discuss this idea with him today. I typically hate science projects because I end up nagging to get the thing done and it still takes forever to get him motivated. I’ve already purchased most all the food items for the family kits and showing him how to put them together and why we need them is essential. We live in hurricane territory and he and I discussed this weekend how so many people suffered when Katrina hit. Most of them due to being ill prepared. I told him I do not want to be one of the ones stuck in my attic because I couldn’t punch a hole through the plywood ( I now have a dedicated hatchet that stays in our small attic access area) with flood waters rising. Again, great job and I looked forward to participating next year as I gather all my things and continue with food storage prep.

  • Npp1966

    Great job girls. I’m hoping my son’s science teacher will let him do a 72 hr disaster kit for his “science” project. We had already turned in a topic then you started the challenge and I thought this would make a great project that he could gear to a teen. His teacher is thinking on it and is going to discuss this idea with him today. I typically hate science projects because I end up nagging to get the thing done and it still takes forever to get him motivated. I’ve already purchased most all the food items for the family kits and showing him how to put them together and why we need them is essential. We live in hurricane territory and he and I discussed this weekend how so many people suffered when Katrina hit. Most of them due to being ill prepared. I told him I do not want to be one of the ones stuck in my attic because I couldn’t punch a hole through the plywood ( I now have a dedicated hatchet that stays in our small attic access area) with flood waters rising. Again, great job and I looked forward to participating next year as I gather all my things and continue with food storage prep.

  • Dorothy

    Dear Jodi and Julie; Thank you girls for all the time and hard work you have put into these tests for us. We owe you a great deal of appreciation for opening our eyes to the possibilities of emergencies that can befall us and to see where we fall short in our preparedness. Some of us have lived such peaceful and sheltered lives lately that we tend to forget how cruel this old world can be at times. Thanks for helping us wake up and smell the roses.

    Dorothy

  • Dorothy

    Dear Jodi and Julie; Thank you girls for all the time and hard work you have put into these tests for us. We owe you a great deal of appreciation for opening our eyes to the possibilities of emergencies that can befall us and to see where we fall short in our preparedness. Some of us have lived such peaceful and sheltered lives lately that we tend to forget how cruel this old world can be at times. Thanks for helping us wake up and smell the roses.

    Dorothy