7 Day Challenge: It’s THAT Time Again!

If you have followed our blog for a while, you may remember that once a year we put on a SEVEN DAY CHALLENGE to celebrate Emergency Preparedness Month (September). The Challenge is a week long series of mock emergencies with limitations and tasks that change daily to help assess your level of preparedness. It’s a stressful week, but everyone that comes out of it feels so much better about what they are going to do to be more prepared going forward. We learn a lot and have some fun chatting about our experiences throughout the week on our blog and on our Facebook page.

We wanted to give NEW blog readers a chance to get caught up a little bit and ready for this year’s challenge. So first things first.


While the fun doesn’t begin until September, you can sign up at anytime to be included on our 7 Day Challenge email list. We will send out an email on a surprise day in September to let you know the challenge has started. (Please note: By signing up for the challenge you will also receive our FSME Monthly Newsletter as a bonus.)


Seven Day Challenge pages from previous years can help you prepare for the next challenge. We encourage you to check them out, and start preparing now! ARE YOU READY?

2010 7 DAY CHALLENGE Overview
2009 7 DAY CHALLENGE Overview

BONUS HINT
As you all probably know by now, we have been practicing up on our powerless cooking this summer, so you better believe that that will be a big part of this year’s challenge. To get a refresher on this topic, you may want to watch our Online Powerless Cooking Class again. We may be posting other hints as we get closer to the challenge. Good luck in your preparations!


  • Sknarr

    We lived a month on our food storage which was interesting so am looking forward to this challenge

  • Yea!!! I haven’t done this the past two years, even though I have been a follower of your amazing blog! I finally feel like this year I will be able to join in! Especially since we just recently snagged an emergency stove for super cheap! Bring on the no power cooking day! lol

  • Elspell

    Hi, I am a newbe and I already receive your monthly news letter so I was wondering if I have to sign up for the challenge or will I already be signed up because I get the news letter? I want to join the challenge but do not want two identical news letters in my in box please let me know. Thank you so much 

  • Elspell

    Hi, I am a newbe and I already receive your monthly news letter so I was wondering if I have to sign up for the challenge or will I already be signed up because I get the news letter? I want to join the challenge but do not want two identical news letters in my in box please let me know. Thank you so much 

  • Elspell

    Hi, I am a newbe and I already receive your monthly news letter so I was wondering if I have to sign up for the challenge or will I already be signed up because I get the news letter? I want to join the challenge but do not want two identical news letters in my in box please let me know. Thank you so much 

    • Our system keeps track if you are in more than one of our lists and will only send the newsletter out to you one time. No worries about duplicates unless you registered LONG ago on our old list which we are working on gradually moving over to the new system anyway. So you can go ahead and sign up and not have to worry. Hope that helps! You will only get the specific CHALLENGE emails if you are signed up to the challenge list, since not all of our newsletter people will want to participate.

  • Elspell

    Hi, I am a newbe and I already receive your monthly news letter so I was wondering if I have to sign up for the challenge or will I already be signed up because I get the news letter? I want to join the challenge but do not want two identical news letters in my in box please let me know. Thank you so much