September 15, 2011

7 day challenge 2011 -- day 1

Ok it's that time again! So excited!! Every year Food Storage Made Easy does a 7 day challenge to practice and check if all your preps are in order. With this challenge you use, check, and practice your skills and stores of food and supplies. Every year it's held in Sept since it's national preparedness month. It's as difficult or as easy as you want it to be. We usually go in the middle for most days then there are few we go way over on and a few we go way relaxed on.

My only grip is that it seems to always hit my oldest son's birthday! Poor kid =(  But with 2 kids having birthdays in Sept it's bound to happen with one or the other.

Every day there is a scenario given with a set of stipulations - regular and advanced. At the end of the day you can fill out a report card to keep as a guide of what you need to buy or work on. Everyday has some basic set rules, they are --

  • No going to a store, or spending any money for the entire 7 days! 

Ok on to today's challenge! =)

sanitation crisis

A natural disaster occurred a number of days ago. Power has been restored, but you still don’t have access to your sewage systems. You don’t know how long you will be without water so you do not want to waste your supply by flushing it down the toilet … AND it’s about time you shower. You can’t put it off any longer.

Today’s Goal: Learn about and use proper sanitation practices in a crisis

Here's my report card for today -

Quite honestly we didn't do the actual challenge. Today was my oldest son's 18 birthday. I spent the day showering him with love & attention, getting him registered to vote, trying to get his license (will finish tomorrow!), getting him his 1st tattoo!, and watching him buy his 1st pack of cigarettes (for me!). We snapped a ton of pictures and had lots of fun! Unfortunately we didn't get to go the strip club but that was on the agenda LOL!

We did go through this same type of situation in May so it's still fresh in our minds. We've actually lived without running water and sewer for over a month in the past 2 years. We learned alot and perfected our methods then. I'm not saying it can't be tweaked because it can be, of course! But I have no doubt we would of made it through today with no problems =)

Can't wait till tomorrow's challenge although I'm not sure how much we'll be able to participate =(  We have a busy day tomorrow planned. But if it's something really interesting that we're not able to do we'll do it the 1st day after the challenge is over. We had to do that one other year.


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