The Seven Day Challenge is our way of celebrating National Emergency Preparedness Month in September. Over the years we have done things a little differently each time. However the main concept has always been the same. The challenge is made up of practicing and analyzing your preparedness skills and storage for 7 days. Concepts covered in the PREPAREDNESS CYCLE are covered and we always have a great time!
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HOW IT WORKS
During the 7 Day Challenge we go through the entire preparedness cycle over 7 days to see how we are doing with our preps. Each year is a little different but we always learn a lot. Whether you are a beginner or advanced this cycle is something you’re constantly going through.
The 7 days will begin with the “Prepare” portion. We will spend the dayg getting prepared and completing last minute tasks. This will be a great time to tie up loose ends on things you’ve been procrastinating.
Then we will “Practice”. We will go 5 days with mock emergencies. Expect some of these days to have situations where you will go without power and water. There will be a different scenario each day and the scenarios will come with different tasks and limitations as well as a set of advanced tasks.
After the practice portion we take the last day of the week to “Prioritize” and “Proceed”. We prioritize based off of our findings from our practice days. We will encourage you and your family to make a game plan of where to go next. You’ll want to purchase items you realized you needed, learn skills that you may have been lacking in, and do certain tasks that you found out should have been done previously.
We know everyone is at different levels of preparedness and there will be scaling. We’d like to remind you to try your best and don’t stress.
Seven Day Challenges 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?