Welcome to DAY 10 of our 15 Minute Prepping Projects series. Today’s project is more of a TO DO versus an actual project. We are going to get some exercise, preferably OUTSIDE.
Every day for the month of September we will celebrate National Preparedness Month by undertaking a small task to help us get more prepared. Do as few or as many days as you want. Jump in at any time. Do them out of order, or more than one in a day. And feel free to share what you are doing!
People don’t often think about physical fitness when making their preparedness plans. But it can actually be a huge factor in how equipped you are to survive. Here are some reasons why it is helpful to improve your health to be more prepared:
- Need to evacuate on foot (can you walk 1 mile, 10 miles, 100 miles?)
- Need to work the land in a food crisis (can you bend, use equipment, dig trenches, etc.?)
- Need to chop and haul firewood
- Need to have the stamina to hunt and fish, haul game back to your home, etc.
- Need to transport water from alternate sources (where is the closest source of water to you?)
- Need to hand wash and dry clothes, dishes, etc.
- Need to haul water containers to fill pots, bathtubs, etc.
- And much more!
If you think about it, if a major crisis like war or EMP occurs we may be going back to living a more primitive lifestyle. Manual labor was much more a part of daily life in times past. Think about some potential scenarios where you might need to be a little more healthy, and use that as incentive to make small improvements.
For today, I want you to get some exercise for at least 15 minutes. Remember you can do ANYTHING for fifteen minutes! Even if it’s just taking a walk outside in nature. It will be good for your mind, body, and soul. Every day make a purposeful effort to do something more active than normal and you will start to see improvements over time.
Share Your Results
I want to see what you all are doing for your exercise today! Here are some ways you can share:
Instagram: Use #15minuteprep and tag @jodi_foodstoragemadeeasy on any post or story you do featuring your project. You can follow the hashtag to see everyone’s projects and if you tag me I will repost in my stories throughout the day (if your account is public).
Facebook: Comment on the PINNED posts in my Facebook Group (If you are not a member yet I will try to get you added within 24 hours so you can play along). The most recent day should show up at the top and you can scroll to the right to see past days. I will try to share some of these to Facebook stories as well (no names will be used, don’t worry!)
Text me: If you are not already signed up to get the daily challenges via text just text 15minuteprep to 717-788-3663. You can always reply to the daily text with your “report” so I can cheer you on.
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder