Weekly Prep Challenges

Each week of the month, I share preparedness challenges to help you gather food storage and emergency supplies throughout the year. A printable is attached to each post for you to download for FREE. Gathering over time will help your finances and help you rotate your food. If you can’t afford anything I suggest, no worries. Just gather a smaller amount or gather next year. You CAN do it!

Weekly Preparedness Challenges for emergencies

JANUARY: 72-Hour Kits & Bread-Making

  • WEEK 1 – 1. Decide on Your Preparedness Game Plan; 2. Decide On A Preparedness Budget; 3. Decide On An Emergency Savings Goal
  • WEEK 2 – 1. Clean Out Your Pantry; 2. Organize Your Pantry Food
  • WEEK 3 – 1. Learn How to Make Bread; 2. Decide How Much Wheat to Store; 3. Buy Long-Term Wheat
  • WEEK 4 – 1. Make a 72-Hour Kit

FEBRUARY: Communication, Breakfast Foods & Oats

  • WEEK 1 – 1. Add Food, Water, and Emergency Communication Items to Your 72-Hour Kit; 2. Create a 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. Buy a 1-Month Supply of Dental Toiletries; 2. Organize Your Dental Toiletries
  • WEEK 4 – 1. Get a Cell Phone with Text; 2. Get a Solar Cell Phone Charger; 3. Add Cell Phone Emergency Apps

MARCH: First Aid, Beans & Fish

  • WEEK 1 – 1. Buy a 3-Month Food Supply of Beans and Fish; 2. Make a Meal Using Beans or Fish
  • WEEK 2 – 1. Clean Out First Aid Supplies; 2. Buy First Aid Supplies; 3. Sign Up For a CPR Course
  • WEEK 3 – 1. Decide If You Will Store Long-Term Dried Beans; 2. Buy Long-Term Dried Beans
  • WEEK 4 – 1. Plant a Vegetable Garden

APRIL: Sanitation, Tomatoes & Pasta

  • WEEK 1 – 1. Gather Pasta and Tomatoes Into Your 3-month Food Supply; 2. Make a Recipe With Pasta and Tomatoes
  • WEEK 2 – 1. Make an Emergency Cleaning Kit; 2. Buy or Make an Emergency Toilet and Shower
  • WEEK 3 – 1. Buy Home Sanitation and Hygiene Items; 2. Add Sanitation and Hygiene Supplies to 72-Hour Kit
  • WEEK 4 – 1. Decide How Much Long-Term Pasta to Store; 2. Gather Long-Term Pasta

MAY: Emergency Cooking, Condiments & Spices

  • 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: Light, Water & Beverages

  • 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: Fire Safety, Rice & Meat

  • WEEK 1 -1. Buy/Test Fire Safety Equipment; 2. Buy or Gather Rescue Supplies
  • WEEK 2 – 1. Gather Rice Into 3-Month Supply; 2. Gather Canned Meat Into Food Storage 
  • WEEK 3 – 1. Buy Long-Term Rice for Food Storage 2. Crate a Family Emergency Plan (Coming Soon!)
  • WEEK 4 – 1. Add Face Mask, Bandana, Water Filter Bottle & Wash Cloth to 72-Hour Kit (Coming Soon!)

AUGUST: Shelter, Vegetables & Potatoes

  • WEEK 1 – 1. Gather Emergency Shelter Equipment
  • WEEK 2 – 1. Buy Short-Term Vegetables; 2. Buy Long-Term Vegetables
  • WEEK 3 – 1. Buy Canning Jars and Food Storage Containers; 2. Add 72-Hour Kit Shelter Activities
  • WEEK 4 – 1. Buy a Dehydrator (Coming Soon!)

SEPTEMBER: Emergency Power, Fruits, Nuts & Seeds

  • WEEK 1 – 1. 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
  • WEEK 4 – 1. Work on Preparedness in a Rational Way

OCTOBER: Warmth, Oils & Fats

  • WEEK 1 – 1. Inventory Oils and Fats; 2. Buy a 3-Month Supply of Oils and Fats
  • WEEK 2 – 1. Inventory Blankets, Beanies, Mittens and Gloves; 2. Add warm items to 72-hour kit
  • WEEK 3 – 1. Get a Winter Coat (Coming Soon!)
  • WEEK 4 – 1. Buy a Preparedness Book; 2. Buy a Space Heater & Fuel (Coming Soon!)

NOVEMBER: Laundry, Baking Basics & Soups

  • WEEK 1 – 1. Gather a 3-Month Supply of Baking Basics; 2. Gather Long-Term Flour
  • WEEK 2 – 1. Gather a 1 to 3-Month Supply of Canned Soup and Broth
  • WEEK 3 – 1. Add Emergency Tools To Your 72-hour Kit
  • WEEK 4 –  1. Gather Emergency Laundry Supplies; 2. Buy Home Laundry Supplies

DECEMBER: Sugars, Honey & Vitamins

  • WEEK 1 – 1. Buy Sugars and Honey For Food Storage
  • WEEK 2 – 1. Buy Vitamin C or Other Vitamins
  • WEEK 3 – 1. Buy Lotion, Dish Soap, Liquid Hand Soap & Lip Balm; 2. Complete Food Storage Inventory

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