Weekly Prep Challenges

Each week I share a weekly prep challenge to help you gather food storage and emergency supplies over time makes it affordable. Sign up for my weekly email here. If you can’t afford something I suggest or haven’t the time to complete a challenge, just jump right in next week. You CAN do it!

Weekly Prep Challenges

JANUARY: Organization, 72-Hour Kits & Bread-Making

  • WEEK 1 – Create a Preparedness Game Plan
  • WEEK 2 – Organize Your Pantry Food
  • WEEK 3 – Learn to Make Wheat Bread
  • WEEK 4 – Begin a 72-hour Kit

FEBRUARY: Communication, Breakfast Foods & Oats

  • WEEK 1 – Add Food and Water to 72-Hour Kit; Evacuation Plan
  • WEEK 2 – Buy Food Storage Breakfast Foods and Oats
  • WEEK 3 – Stock Up On Dental Supplies
  • WEEK 4 – Add Emergency Cell Phone Apps

MARCH: First Aid, Beans & Fish

  • WEEK 1 – Buy Beans and Fish for Food Storage
  • WEEK 2 – Stock up on First Aid Supplies
  • WEEK 3 – Buy Long-Term Food Storage Beans
  • WEEK 4 – Plant a Vegetable Garden; Add Items to Your 72-Hour Kit

APRIL: Sanitation, Tomatoes & Pasta

  • WEEK 1 – Stock Up on Pasta and Tomatoes
  • WEEK 2 – Buy Emergency Cleaning Supplies
  • WEEK 3 – Buy Home Sanitation Supplies
  • WEEK 4 – Buy Long-term Food Storage Pasta

MAY: Emergency Cooking, Condiments & Spices

  • WEEK 1 – Buy Emergency Cooking Supplies
  • WEEK 2 – Buy Condiments
  • WEEK 3 – Buy Spices and Flavorings
  • WEEK 4 – Buy Picnic Supplies

JUNE: Emergency Light, Water & Beverages

  • WEEK 1 – Buy and Fill a Water Storage Container
  • WEEK 2 – Buy a Cooler For a Power Outage
  • WEEK 3 – Buy Food Storage Beverages
  • WEEK 4 – Buy Lights for Power Outages and 72-Hour Kit

JULY: Fire Safety, Rice & Meat

  • WEEK 1 – Buy Fire Safety and Rescue Equipment
  • WEEK 2 – Buy Rice for Food Storage
  • WEEK 3 – Buy Meat for Food Storage
  • WEEK 4 – Buy Clothing For Next Year

AUGUST: Emergency Shelter & Vegetables

  • WEEK 1 – Buy Food Storage Containers
  • WEEK 2 – Buy Emergency Shelter Supplies
  • WEEK 3 – Buy Food Storage Vegetables
  • WEEK 4 – Gather Emergency Shelter Activities

SEPTEMBER: Emergency Power, Fruits, Nuts & Seeds

  • WEEK 1 – Buy Food Storage Fruits, Nuts, and Seeds
  • WEEK 2 – Buy an Emergency Generator
  • WEEK 3 – Add Shoes, Shirts and Pants to 72-Hour Kit
  • WEEK 4 – Buy a Prep Book, Gas Shut-off Key, and Can Opener
  • WEEK 5 – Buy Fabric and Thread

OCTOBER: Emergency Heat, Oils & Fats

  • WEEK 1 – Buy Food Storage Oils and Fats
  • WEEK 2 – Inventory Blankets and Warm Accessories; Add Warm Accessories to Your 72-Hour Kit
  • WEEK 3 – Buy a Winter Coat and Boots
  • WEEK 4 – Learn How to Fix a Broken Window; Buy a Portable Space Heater

NOVEMBER: Laundry, Soups & Baking Basics

  • WEEK 1 – Buy Food Storage Baking Basics
  • WEEK 2 – Buy Canned and Dry Soup for Food Storage
  • WEEK 3 – Add Emergency Tools To Your 72-hour Kit
  • WEEK 4 – Buy Emergency Laundry Supplies

DECEMBER: Inventory, Sugars & Vitamin C

  • WEEK 1 – Buy Food Storage Sugars
  • WEEK 2 – Buy a Year’s Supply of Vitamin C
  • WEEK 3 – Buy Liquid Dish Soap and Hand Soap
  • WEEK 4 – Take a Complete Food Storage Inventory

Best wishes and stay healthy,

Valerie Albrechtsen
The Food Storage Organizer

Purchase my food storage and emergency preparedness items in my Etsy shop.

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      1. Sorry, but I have changed them so much that it will be much easier to have them in their own document. Eventually it will be in my Etsy shop.

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