Seven Day Challenge Wrap-Up

We hope you all have had a chance to recover from a long week of challenges. On the last night of the challenge a huge fire broke out near our homes and many people were forced to evacuate and a few have lost their homes. This really brought home to us the idea that we don’t just do these challenges for fun, we do them to be better prepared. We have disaster kits, a grab list to know exactly what to take should we have to evacuate, and emergency binders full of all of our important documents in an easy to grab location. We could have evacuated with confidence. But what about all of the other scenarios we have been “practicing”?

If you did the challenge (or even if you just read along and didn’t actually participate), we want you to do an exercise that will help you in your future preparations. So here’s how it will work:

1. Review each day’s challenge, read blog comments, read facebook discussions
2. Print out each day’s report card and FILL IT OUT (if you didn’t do it along the way)
3. Compile a list of goals from all the report cards for you can be better prepared
4. Email us (info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net) your list of goals (because we all know ~~ACCOUNTABILITY IS KEY~~) and we will send your list back to you in six months as a check-up to see how you are doing on accomplishing your goals. That will still give you six more months to work on them again in time for the next challenge.

Want to play along? Get started today! Here are some quick links to help you accomplish this more easily:

DAY 1 – Blog Post, Report Card, Facebook Discussion
DAY 2 – Blog Post, Report Card, Facebook Discussion
DAY 3 – Blog Post, Report Card, Facebook Discussion
DAY 4 – Blog Post, Report Card, Facebook Discussion
DAY 5 – Blog Post, Report Card, Facebook Discussion
DAY 6 – Blog Post, Report Card, Facebook Discussion
DAY 7 – Blog Post, Report Card

We are going to be discussing our goals and learnings on Monday with a roadmap of what we are going to be covering in the next few weeks on our blog. We definitely figured out quite a few holes in our level of preparedness and we will share our progress with you as we research how we can do better. Hopefully it will help everyone else too!

We’ve had a few requests for us to make each of the challenges available in a nice printable format to be inserted into the Food Storage Made Easy binders and match the rest of the binder. We are definitely going to be doing this as part of our next BIG round of FREE binder updates. So if you haven’t purchased your copy yet, make sure to grab one soon and you will be emailed the updates as soon as they are available!


  • This is such a good idea. I’m sad I’m only finding out about it now. I appreciate the links back to the challenges though. I’m definitely going to check that out.

  • This is such a good idea. I’m sad I’m only finding out about it now. I appreciate the links back to the challenges though. I’m definitely going to check that out.

  • Niknik5622

    I live in Herriman and had to evacuate on that scary night. As a family we had been trying to make 72 hour kits for a while. Finally, Sunday as a family activity we sat down and put them together (before we could even smell the smoke) Literally less than 6 hours after making them we were told to evacuate our home. Talk about “in the nick of time.” Thankfully our home was not one of the ones lost and we were able to return late Monday, but thank you for helping us to be better prepared.

  • Niknik5622

    I live in Herriman and had to evacuate on that scary night. As a family we had been trying to make 72 hour kits for a while. Finally, Sunday as a family activity we sat down and put them together (before we could even smell the smoke) Literally less than 6 hours after making them we were told to evacuate our home. Talk about “in the nick of time.” Thankfully our home was not one of the ones lost and we were able to return late Monday, but thank you for helping us to be better prepared.