PREP CHALLENGES

Each month, I share Preparedness Challenges to help you gather food storage and emergency supplies throughout the year. Each week there is a printable you can download for FREE. Spreading out your gathering will help your finances. If you cannot afford anything, no worries. Just gather a smaller amount or gather it next year. You CAN do it!


JANUARY
  • WEEK 1 - 1. Decide on a Food Storage Budget, an Emergency Fund Goal and an Emergency Supply Budget; 2. Stock Up on a Few Toiletries
  • WEEK 2 - 1. Make 2 Preparedness Binders; 2. Organize Your Kitchen Cupboards
  • WEEK 3 - 1. Learn How to Make Bread; 2. How Much Wheat to Store; 3. Buy Long-Term Wheat
  • WEEK 4 - 1. Find a 72-Hour Kit Bag; 2. Add Water, Toilet Paper, and Travel Toiletries to Your Kit
FEBRUARY
  • WEEK 1 - 1. Add Items to Grab and Go Kit; 2. Create Family Communication Plan; 3. Create Evacuation Grab and Go List
  • WEEK 2 - 1. Gather a 3-Month Supply of Breakfast Foods; 2. Gather a Supply of Long-Term Oats
  • WEEK 3 - 1. Clean Out Your Toothbrush Area; 2. Buy a 1-Month Supply of Dental Toiletries; 3. Organize Your Dental Toiletries
  • WEEK 4 - 1. Cell Phone with Text; 2. Solar Cell Phone Charger; 3. Cell Phone Emergency Apps
MARCH
  • WEEK 1 - 1. Resupply First Aid Supplies; 2. Clean Out and Resupply Medicines; 3. Gather Pandemic Supplies
  • WEEK 2 - 1. Gather Beans and Fish Into Your 3-Month Food Supply; 2. Make a Recipe Using Beans or Fish
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APRIL
  • WEEK 1 - 1. Decide How Much Pasta and Tomato Products to Store in a 3-month Supply; 2. Gather a 3-Month Supply of Pasta and Tomato Products
  • WEEK 2 - 1. Make a Sanitation Cleanup Kit; 2. Study Emergency Toilets
  • WEEK 3 - 1. Gather a 1-Month Supply of Sanitation and Hygiene Supplies; 2. Gather 72-Hour Kit Sanitation and Hygiene Supplies
  • WEEK 4 - 1. Decide How Much Long-Term Pasta to Store; 2. Gather Long-Term Pasta
MAY
  • WEEK 1 - 1. Decide How You Will Cook After a Disaster; 2. Gather Emergency Cooking Supplies
  • WEEK 2 - 1. Decide Which Condiments to Store; 2. Buy a 3 to 12 Month Supply of Condiments; 3. Research The Shelf-Life of Your Condiments
  • WEEK 3 - 1. Buy Long-term Dehydrated Onions
  • WEEK 4 - 1.  Gather a Supply of Disposable Picnic Supplies
JUNE
  • WEEK 1 - 1. Buy a Water Storage Container; 2. Fill A Water Storage Container
  • WEEK 2 - 1. Underwear and Socks; 2. Rain Poncho and Flashlight
  • WEEK 3 - 1. Buy a Cooler and Ice Packs; 2. Buy an Appliance Thermometer
  • WEEK 4 - 1. Gather Fortified and Electrolyte Beverages; 2. Gather Nonfat-Dry Milk
JULY
  • WEEK 1 - 1. Buy or Test Fire Safety Equipment; 2. Buy or Gather Rescue Supplies
  • WEEK 2 - 1. Gather Rice Into Food Storage; 2. Gather Canned Meat Into Food Storage 
AUGUST
  • WEEK 1 - 1. Gather Emergency Shelter Equipment
  • WEEK 2 - 1. Gather Short-Term Vegetables; 2. Gather Long-Term Vegetables
  • WEEK 3 - 1. Gather Canning Jars and Food Storage Containers; 2. Add 72-Hour Kit Shelter Activities
SEPTEMBER
  • WEEK 11. Gather Short-term Fruit, Nuts and Seeds; 2. Gather Long-term Fruit
  • WEEK 2 - 1. Buy a Generator and Fuel; 2. Buy Heavy-Duty Extension Cords; 3. Buy Extra Batteries
  • WEEK 3 - 1. Add Sturdy Shoes, Shirts and Pants to Your 72-Hour Kit
OCTOBER
  • WEEK 11. Inventory Oils and Fats; 2. Buy a 3-Month Supply of Oils and Fats
  • WEEK 2 - 1. Inventory Blankets; 2. Inventory Pajamas, Sweaters and Coats; 3. Add Warm Clothing to Your 72-Hour Kit
NOVEMBER
  • WEEK 11. Gather a 3-Month Supply of Baking Basics; 2. Gather Long-Term Flour and Salt
  • WEEK 2 1. Gather Emergency Laundry Supplies
  • WEEK 3 1. Gather Survival Tools For Your 72-hour Kit
DECEMBER
  • WEEK 11. Buy Sugars or Honey For Food Storage; 2. Buy Vitamin C
  • WEEK 2 1. Gather 72-Hour Kit Items2. Gather Some Prep Equipment; 3. Gather Some Home Storage Items

10 comments:

  1. I haven't seen the June preparedness handouts in my emails?

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  2. Thank you for doing this blog. I am working on being more prepared. (Slowly) I enjoy your posts.

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  3. Love the weekly challenges(goals). We've just started and love to have the whole year written out in case we see something on sale. Thank you

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  4. Thank you so much Valerie, I am focusing on building up our storage~ Fall and Winter months seem to get me more motivated~ and with all of your teaching, it really helps me to prioritize~ I've been following you for about 2 years now :)

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    1. Glad you are finding ideas that are working for you, Patty!

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  5. Desde Buenos Aires, Argentina, gracias!!!Sigo el blog

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  6. I have been loving this preparedness challenge! Looking forward to having my pantry stocked and ready to go! Just curious, I don’t see snacks (chips, pretzels, candy, etc.) listed in any of the months. Do you not stock up on these items?? Thank you!

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    1. Yes, I stock up on them during July and year-round. I'm usually super busy in the summer so I don't have a post for that. Hope that helps you. :)

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