Are you ready to begin your preparedness journey but don’t know where to start? Do you find that you get sidetracked on your preparedness journey when you don’t really know where to go next?
How You Can Use Challenges to Help You
Challenges and checklists are great ways to get yourself from step one to the 2nd floor in a hurry. They give you a measured sense of accomplishment, lay your tasks out in front of you so that it is not so ovewhelming, and give you goals to look ahead to as your next steps.
While September is National Preparedness Month, and you’ll find loads of challenges geared around it, there’s no need to wait until then to get started!
Where to Find Good Challenges and Monthly/Weekly Goal Lists
I wanted to share a list of challenges and monthly goals/lists that you can reference that can help you become more self-reliant. Explore and investigate them all to find which one might be best suited for your particular needs!
Be Prepared Summer Challenge @ Preparednessmama.com
National Preparedness Month Challenge @ Preparednessmama.com
LDS Stake Preparedness Challenges — this is a great list of challenges by individual stakes of the LDS church that you might find helpful in organizing yourself.
7 Day Challenge @ Food Storage Made Easy
Preparedness Photo Challenge with Food Storage and Survival.com
National Preparedness Month
30 Days 30 Ways Challenge – This will be an interactive game (starts Sept 1) put on by the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency to help raise awareness for being PREPared.
30 Days to Preparedness 2014 – a blog co-operative by the Prepared Bloggers that starts on Sept. 1. This will be an amazing series that puts together a full 30 days of information and challenges to get you prepared, from the basics to the more advanced.
30 Days of Preparedness 2015 – the Prepared Bloggers are at it again! More ways to focus your life on becoming more prepared for life’s everyday emergencies and becoming more self-reliant.
Babystep Checklist @ Food Storage Made Easy (This is where I got my start. It comes as viewable online and as weekly email reminders of where to go next. You can take it in small bites or in one large feast)
Emergency Preparedness Checklist @ the American Red Cross
52 Weeks to Preparedness @ Ready-Nutrition
Twelve Months of Prepping @ Backdoor Survival
CREATE YOUR OWN CHECKLIST from Survive Hive
Share your thoughts – do you have sites that you love that give you great challenges to accomplish or have checklists that you’ve found particularly helpful?
Emily as an MFA in creative writing and a strong passion for cooking! She started trying out her mother’s recipes from a very young age, turning the time she spent in the kitchen into a career. She will soon publish her very first cookbook, and in her free time, Emily contributes to our blog with resources for all our readers, whether beginners or advanced chefs.
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