Task 30: Putting It All Together

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric, here with your final task for this year’s 30 Days, 30 Ways preparedness challenge.

DAY 30 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your final challenge for this year… we want you to put it all together. Share with us what you may have learned over the past month or any ideas you may have gained to increase your preparedness.

Level Up: 5 pts For your final Level up, we want you to tell us what you plan to do, to continue your preparedness journey throughout the next year. We want to hear how this game has impacted you.

It’s hard to imagine that another year of our challenge comes to a close. This was the 11th annual challenge we have hosted, and my 10 year anniversary of being part of this game. We hope that this years challenge helped you grow in your preparedness journey during this not so traditional year. There were times during this year, that we weren’t sure we were gonna be able to pull this off. In fact, I completed finishing writing these challenges much later than any year I have been involved. But we are glad we somehow made it happen, and we look forward to next years challenge.

As a reminder you have until Midnight tonight (Pacific Time) to complete as many tasks as you can. We will be taking a couple days off before we start working on scoring and awarding gift cards to our winners. We hope you enjoyed this years 30 Days 30 Ways Preparedness challenge, and we will see you….. Next Year!!

 

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

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You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 29: Shake, Shake, SHAKEOUT!

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here with your day 29 challenge. As National Preparedness Month comes to a close, it marks almost the kick-off for shake out month where we practice our earthquake safety.

DAY 29 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s level up, we want you to find the link to your State Shakeout and sign up. Share with us the link for your state and let us know you are ready for the Great Shake Out

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up… we want you to get at least 3 other people to sign up as well. Bonus points if you can get your work signed up!! Lets all go… The Great Shake Out !

 

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PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

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  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
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You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 28: Your Community Needs You!

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric from the 30 Days Gang, with your day 28 challenge.

Yesterday we started talking about how to help others while staying physically distant. Today, lets build on that and talk about volunteering.

DAY 25 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your day 25 challenge, we want you to tell us about any volunteering you do to support your community. Share with us why you choose to volunteer where you do.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to share a link to a place that needs volunteers and make your case why someone should sign up.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 27: I’m Here to Help… From a Distance

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric from the 30 Days Gang with your day 27 challenge.

Usually during our annual challenge, we talk about volunteering and how to get involved in many of the Citizen Corps programs, but again, this 2020 and a lot of things have changed. So today we want to talk about reaching out to help others, while trying to keep physically distant.

DAY 27 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your day 27 challenge, we want you to share with us how you have been able to help others during this pandemic. How have you been able to make a difference in your community while staying physically distant and safe?

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to share any resources or tools you have found helpful this year that helps you connect and support others this year.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

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Task 26: 6 Months to a Year

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric once more from the 30 Days gang here with your day 26 Challenge.

One of my biggest pet peeves about preparedness across this country is that we have competing messages in regards to how long one should be prepared.. From 3 days, 7 days, 10 Days, to two weeks ready… I see all of these messages in different parts of the country.

But if 2020 has taught us anything its that perhaps we need to take a long term look at preparedness. Making it not just something we do once, and put away, hoping we never need to use it, to a way of life. A lifestyle that keeps a few extra items on hand, rotates, and adds to those stockpiles when we can, and building a much longer outlook toward preparedness.

DAY 26 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your day 26 challenge, we want you to share with us a little about your long term planning. Share any goals or objectives you would like to achieve along your preparedness journey.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, share with us tips and tricks to help others up their game when it comes to long term planning for disasters and emergencies. As always, remember extra points for pictures and videos… be creative!

 

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PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 25: Your Kit…

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Hey Everyone, Eric here again from the 30 Days Gang here with your Day 25 challenge…. We are almost there!!

Today we finally get to a challenge some of you look forward to, when we can finally geek out and share some of the fun items we have. Today we want to talk about your preparedness Kit and Prepared Apps.

DAY 25 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your Day 25 challenge, we want you to highlight a couple items from your kit that excite you the most! Today we want you to pull those fun items or the ones you are the most proud of, and share in a picture or video why you like these items and why you think they are a good idea for others to have as well.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up… we want you to share your tricks and tips about where and how you find the items in your kit. What is your strategy for updating and keeping you kit up to date, and how do you determine if something would be a great addition to your kit. As always, pictures and videos get extra points.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

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Task 24: Are You Ready For Tomorrow?

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Hey Everyone, Eric from the 30 Days 30 Ways here with your Day 24 Challenge

Today’s topic is a tough one, and I know especially this year this one may be difficult to possibly complete honestly. I know that many have had to rely on what they may have had in savings to survive during this pandemic.

DAY 24 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For Today’s challenge we want to talk about financial readiness. Without providing too many specifics, share with us steps and tricks you have come up with to put something aside for a rainy day. Share with us how much cash you think one should have on hand just in case.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up we want you to think about other parts of your financial readiness. There is no time better than today to take a look and review insurance policies and access to important documents that may be needed after a disaster or emergency. Share any tips or ideas regarding insurance coverage for others to make sure their policies have what they should.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

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Task 23: Those Other Family Members

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Hey Everyone, Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here with your Day 23 Challenge.

So yesterday we talked about your littles… Today we talk about those other family members that need to be prepared as well. Today we talk about your pets.

DAY 23 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your Day 23 Challenge, we want to get a glimpse of your kits for your pets. Share what you have for them. Share any tricks or tips you have to make sure you have water, food, toys, records ready to go in case of an emergency or disaster.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s Level up… I want to see your pets… As I mentioned a couple days ago.. we need more kindness and what a better way than flooding Social media with pictures and videos of your pets ready for a disaster or emergency.. The more creative.. the more bonus points..

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

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  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
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Task 22: All About the Little’s

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Hey Everyone, Eric here from 30 Days, 30 Ways with your day 22 Challenge!!

This is one of those topics we have on our list each and every year. Today, we talk about your littles… and how we help them prepare for disasters or emergencies.

DAY 22 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your day 22 challenge, we want you to share with us how you involve your littles with your preparedness planning and prep. Do you include them in conversations? Did they help pack their own kits? Share with us, how you have included them in your preparedness activities.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up… if you can bring your littles into the conversation here. In a video have them share what they know about your preparedness planning. If you have no littles of your own, we urge you to find your own way of helping some littles in your life or community be better prepared for disasters and emergencies.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

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Task 21: Just Be Kind

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Hey Everyone, Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here with your Day 21 Challenge.

Wow… This year has been rough…. In every aspect this year has been a gut punch to all of us. People just seem to be so much on edge… divided in different camps and just brutally unkind to one another.

We have seen so much hate, name calling and just out right meanness between different camps across this country. There are days I can barely manage to listen to the news … I long for the days of puppies and food posts on Social Media

DAY 21 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your day 21 challenge we want you to share some kindness. Share with us a couple ways you have decided to share a little kindness.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we not only want you to pay it forward somehow… We want you to think and share ways we can make this planet we all share a little more kind. As always, we provide bonus points for pictures and videos of your task completion.

 

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PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

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Task 20: It’s A Home Challenge Show and Tell

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric here with your day 20 Challenge.

We’ve talked a lot already this year about preparing for emergencies and well today its your opportunity to share with us what preparedness steps you’ve already taken.. Today we want to see what you have in you pantries regarding emergency food and water.

DAY 16 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    Today is your opportunity to share with us your emergency food and water supply. We want to see pictures and videos of you food supply. Walk us thru what you have on hand and why.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s Level Up, we want you to add to that video or picture explanation how you rotate these items and keep them up to date.

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

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Task 19: The End of You Boredom!

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Hey Everyone, Eric here with your Day 19 challenge.

Staying home to stay safe for several months…. I wonder what that would be like… Oh wait, many did just that this year. Fortunately, we did not have to face stay in home without power and our devices.

Folks still had options to binge their favorite TV series or create the new viral sensation on Tik Tok. But what a difference it would have been if we would have had to face the past several months without those devices. If we did not have cell signals, wifi or electricity!

DAY 19 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your Day 19 Challenge, we want you to share with us what options you have in your kits to keep you and your family entertained during a disaster or emergency. Bonus points if no power or batteries are needed. Share a picture or video highlighting your entertainment options.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up we want you to share with us some of the unique new ways you kept yourself entertained during the Stay Home Orders across the country and around the globe. Share with us your creative style and what you may have accomplished!

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

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Task 18: Home Camp’in

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Hey Everyone, Eric here, with your day 18 challenge.

Summer Vacations looked a lot different this year. Triple A noticed a huge uptick in road trips. The RV industry had a resurgence as families looked for alternative options for hotel rooms and Airbnb rentals. National Parks were packed as everyone made changes to their summer vacations and to get into the great outdoors.

For sometime, when I talk about preparedness, I ask people to think of it as “Camping in your back yard” Rethink what you may already have, and think about how those items can be used in a disaster or emergency rather than buying a bunch of items just for that odd chance something happens.

DAY 18 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For Your Day 18 Challenge, we want you think about camping in your backyard… or your living room if you live in an apartment. What items do you already have, that you think would be helpful in a disaster or emergency. Extra points if you take a picture or video with the items and explain their uses.

Level Up: 5 pts For Today’s level up, we want you choose one item from what you already have, and share with us… as many uses as possible that one item may have. (Extra Extra Bonus Points if you do this in a video.)

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
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You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Day 17: Before it was Cool

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Hey Everyone, Eric again from the 30 Days Gang, here with your Day 17 challenge. Growing up one of my favorite songs, was “I was country when country wasn’t cool” by Barbara Mandrell. As I reviewed our list of tasks and saw this topic, the song came to mind, because 30 Days has been talking about this subject long before 2020 and COVID-19 came into our lives.

So call us trend setters… In fact we have had a “viral” challenges with our colleagues, 30 Days, 30 Ways UK the past several years regarding hand-washing. We have shared an old video about “Wash Your Handsington” by Washington State DOH. Yet today, we are once again reminded about the importance of proper hand-washing and good sanitation habits.

DAY 17 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your day 17 Challenge, we want you to create your own viral sensation… create a video showing how and the importance of proper handwashing. Not only share it with us but also share it on at least one of your social media accounts. Be sure to tag and mention 30 Days, 30 Ways.

Level Up: 5 pts For your level up, we want you to think about additional sanitation tips and tricks you have put together for your family’s health and safety during an emergency or disaster. Think about what you would do if toilets don’t flush, or no running water.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
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  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 16: Paper Challenge

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Hey Everyone, Eric here from the 30 Days with your Day 16 Challenge….

The images are still vivid in most of our minds as the COVID-19 stay home orders began, there was a rush to stock up on items… One of the items, everyone seemed to think they would need…. Toilet Paper. Which really made little sense since none of the symptoms of COVID would suggest this would be something that would be needed. I remember seeing the images in the media… It did not make sense to me, however I remember going to by pantry and checking how much I had on hand. (P.S. I had plenty… still do!)

While the images were a different item, the images were similar to those we have seen in the past after other emergencies and disasters. Rushes for water, or toilet paper all highlight how easily our supply chains can be interrupted.

This is also why we talk about keeping items on hand and buying one or two more of items you want to have as part of your preparedness kit a little here and a little there.

DAY 16 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your Day 16 Challenge, we want you to make a list of some staple items you think you would like to have on hand for emergencies and disasters. Share with us a picture of your list, with the goal of how much of each you would ideally like to keep on hand.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to take that list, and pull out the items you have on it. Share a picture or video of how much you have as well as sharing a plan of how you make sure you keep them stocked. When do you decide its time to buy or order more? How do you rotate to make sure they don’t expire? Finally share with us how long you think each item could last you in a disaster or emergency.

 

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PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

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Task 15: Med Check

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Hey Everyone, Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here with your day 15 Challenge! Wow We are already halfway thru the month! Today seems like a good day to tackle a topic that really requires a bit of time and some conversations. Today, lets discuss medications.

One of the questions we get a lot when we talk about preparedness, is how do you have extra medications on hand that require certain prescriptions? While there is not an easy answer to this question, we do suggest you have a conversation with your doctor and pharmacist and see if they will work with you to have a few extra dosages available in case of an emergency or disaster.

Additionally, we want you to spend a little time going through your medicine cabinet and determining what is expired and how to dispose of old medications.

DAY 15 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your Day 15 Challenge we want you to share what tricks you have come up with to have prescriptions on hand. If you have not had this conversation yet, share with us about your goals to have this conversation with your doctor and pharmacist in the near future.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to take a look inside your medicine cabinet and clear out anything that might be outdated. Take a pic and share with us. Additionally, share with us how you plan on or where you plan on disposing them.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

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You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 14: New Skills

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Hey Everyone, Eric from 30 Days, 30 Days…. here for your day 14 challenge.

In previous years we usually challenge you to learn or share some first aid skills that will help you be better prepared for a disaster. In years past that usually was something like first aid, CPR or CERT. Well of course this 2020 and many of us have had to learn additional skills to help us move forward in a COVID world.

DAY 14 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your day 14 challenge, we want you to share with us new skills you have acquired over the past several months and how those skills have been helpful during this pandemic and how you think they will help you moving forward.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to think about which skills you wish you would have had coming into this pandemic. Share with us what you have done to meet the need you may have had, and what steps you want to take going forward.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
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You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 13: What Might Have Changed?

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Hey Everyone, Eric again from 30 days 30 ways..

As we have already talked about in a couple previous challenges this year, COVID-19 has caused us to take a look at our preparedness kits and practices and re-evaluate if what we had prior and make some adjustments.

DAY 13 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your Day 13 Challenge, we want to know what you have considered needs to be updated and changed in your emergency plans, and kits.

Level Up: 5 pts For your level up… share with us if you have already made those adjustments and if so, how you accomplished it!

 

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PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

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Task 12: I’ll Give You…..

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric from the 30 Days Gang,

I don’t know if I have ever met anyone who doesn’t like a good bargain. In my lifetime I’ve known some folks that can haggle like no other to get the price down… Either at a garage sale, or buying a car.

But I often think back to times when we were not so dependent on money and our debit cards. Growing up on a farm, I remember my family exchanging items for items… no money involved. During a catastrophic emergency, when we may not have power, certain ways that we normally do business my not be available.

In our neighborhoods, while some may have plenty of supplies, others may have skills that are useful. Bartering for that exchange will be critical to get things done.

DAY 12 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your Day 12 challenge, we want you to think about what type of items or skills you would be able to offer during a disaster or emergency if paper money was not easily available.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to talk with at least two neighbors. Let them know you are taking the 30 Days Challenge and come up with skills or products you could barter between you to help your block together.

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 11: A Tribute

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Today marks the anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks. Today also marks Patriots Day in honor of those who not only lost their lives on that September day, but also for the thousands of First Responders who worked on the response and recovery. Some who have since lost their lives due to their exposure to the sights of those attacks. While we can never repay them for their brave heroic efforts, we can show our gratitude for what they did.

As we reflect on that day, I remember stories first hand captured by cell phones. For many, these devices became lifelines to connect with loved ones. With our dependency today on these devices, we thought it was a perfect opportunity to talk about how to make your cell phone your No. 1 safety tool. I have a back up battery pack on my phone… I carry a back up battery, inside the case I can hide emergency money. I have added contact info to my screensaver. I also have several apps on my phone…

DAY 11 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    We want you to share some of the ways you can make your phone your No. 1 Safety Tool.. Do you carry back up power? What apps do you have? What other items have you added or downloaded onto your phone that you can share.

Level Up: 5 pts We want you to find ways to not only pay tribute to the memory of those lost on 9/11, but also find a way to thank a local first responder in your area. Think about how you can make that “Thank You” personal. It’s easy to post a comment online or even send a thank you note. For Today’s level up, we want you to find a more lasting and personal way to thank local First Responders for what they do each and every day..

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 10: I Smell Smoke!

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric from the 30 Days Gang, with your day 10 challenge…

It seems each year about this time we start seeing more and more wildfire’s breaking out. And each year we see air quality get worse as the wildfire’s intensify. For many who may have respiratory issues this time of year really plays havoc and makes even the small things like breathing difficult

As the skies get fuller with smoke we also see an increased amount of calls to public safety thinking there are fires in their area, when in fact the nearest fire could me 100’s of miles away.

DAY 10 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts   For your day 10 Challenge, we want you to think for wildfire safety. Have you thought about if you had less than 30 minutes to get out of your home, what would you take?

Level Up: 5 pts For your level up… we want you to share a Firewise plan with the group. Share maps, pics, notifications and alerts you would expect to be a part and how you would share this all with your family members.

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 9: Do You Know Your?

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here with your Day 9 Challenge!

One of the biggest revelations from this year for me was the lack of prep in regards to seeds and growing my own food. I realized that while I grow a garden each year, and freeze and can a little of my own food, I was totally unprepared for having plant starts for this year. As we entered spring, I found it difficult to find the plants I was looking for in the normal fashions, as well that made me feel safe.

It got me thinking about if I needed to grow my own food, what would I do? I realized I needed to start thinking about having some seeds on hand and come up with a better plan to starting and growing my own food.

DAY 9 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your day 9 challenge, we want you to think about your food sources. Have you identified ways of growing your own food and have you taken steps if needed? Even living in an apartment, there are ways to effectively grow a few vegetables. Do you can, freeze, preserve any of your own food? If not… we want you to research what options you may have.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up… we want you to think about what other options you would have. Do you have skills to forage for food if needed? Do you have ways of identifying plants and knowing what is edible and what might be dangerous. Share with us what you use to identify plants and some foraging ideas. As always, pics and videos are more desired!!

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 8: Your Increasing Online Life

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Hey Everyone, Eric here from the 30 Days, 30 Ways with your Day 8 challenge.

Even before COVID-19, our lives were becoming more and more online. It seems like every aspect of our lives are “connected” somehow, someway. From online banking, news media, smart homes, and connecting with loved ones… there is an app for that….

Now we have added working from home, online school for our kids, connecting with our seniors in senior living facilities, and ordering groceries and supplies… There are not too many parts of our lives that are not connected somehow.

DAY 8 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    With the additional time we are spending teleworking, and connecting with others, it seems all of our productivity is online. What does your work/life balance look like and how do you keep it in check? How do you monitor the time you spend on devices?

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up… tell us how you keep all those online connections secure…. Share some tricks and secrets in how you navigate passwords and online security.. Keep it general to help others without sharing personal information.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 7: Encouraging and Coping

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Hey Everyone, Eric here from the 30 Days Gang, bringing you your day 7 challenge.

2020 has been a gut punch to all of us. This year has just been totally exhausting, and it seems like when it cannot get any worse… 2020 says.. here hold my beer…. The actual impacts of COVID-19, protests over social injustice and the divide within this country have knocked the wind out of most of us.

This, I can’t travel, I can’t go to a concert,I can’t workout like I used to, I can’t spend time with friends and family.. this feeling of isolation, that keeps us from connecting with others can certainly wear anyone down if you don’t have a plan.

DAY 7 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your Day 7 challenge.. tell us what has been the biggest emotional challenge 2020 has handed you…and share how you are coping with it.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we know some of you are amazingly creative folks and have come up with some awesome ways to make the best of this year.. not only mentally but ways of coping and helping others.. Share with us what you have done to stay connected with friends and loved ones.

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 6: Your Own Hazard

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Hey Everyone, Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here with your Day 6 Challenge.

If you look at Ready.Gov, one of the first things they tell ya.. is “Make a Kit, Make a Plan” and while I think these are important steps… I think we often overlook an important first piece…. How can you make a kit or make a plan, if you don’t know what hazards you may have in your area? What risks might you face when it comes to an emergency or disaster?

In past years, we always focused on those natural and human caused disasters or emergencies….those catastrophes.. like we see in the disaster movies. But who had on their disaster Bingo card, a pandemic that would keep us locked in our homes for months? I know I missed the mark on that one… While many of the items I had stocked up on, kept me comfortable in my home, it also made me realize we have many hazards around our homes that we often overlook and don’t think about… from an extension chord that has too many things plugged in, to tripping and fall hazards and even potential poisons within our homes.

DAY 6 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your Day 6 Challenge, we want you you to go on a hazard hunt… in your home. Share with us what you may have found, and actions you can take to minimize or remove those hazards. Take a pic or video to share with others. No shaming here, and you may help someone else make their homes safer.

Level Up: 5 pts For Today’s level up.. we want you to step outside your home, and look at the neighborhood around you. What risks or potential hazards are within walking distance of your home? For instance, in my neighborhood, there is a small power transfer station within 3 blocks of my home. Share with us and draw a generic map of your neighborhood to share with us your neighborhood hazards!

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 5: Make the Right Call

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Hey Everyone, Eric Again with your Day 5 Challenge.

I would like to introduce you all to Emery the Penguin… Emery is our 9-1-1 mascot here at Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency to help us teach about the importance of calling 9-1-1 in our community. Since I came to work at CRESA 9-1-1 several years back, I’ve had the opportunity to work side by side with many 9-1-1 Dispatchers. Talk about cool under pressure… as they deal with people on their worst days.

Many times over the years I have been asked about why dispatchers ask the questions they did “when I just told them this.” The answer is that’s how they are trained.. there are protocols they must follow, and those questions are there for a purpose.. to help slow down the caller enough that the dispatcher can get the information they need to get the right help on the way to them as quickly as possible.

As I teach about calling 9-1-1, I’ve heard the rumors and myths about if you use certain “code phrases” the dispatcher will “know what that means” and be able to send help. I’ve also witnessed a lot of calls that truly should never have been a 9-1-1 call. Too many times when people do not know who to call, 9-1-1 becomes the default. I also recently learned that in some other cultures, its customary to call the equivalent of 9-1-1 to verify emergency information they have heard.

DAY 5 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your Day 5 Challenge… It’s really easy… Tell us what you would call 9-1-1 for… Make sure you have something posted easily in your home with this number as well as your address and if you have small children, your names. Make sure everyone in the household is aware of the information.

Level Up: 5 pts For your Level up.. We want you to think about those calls that, well may require assistance but are not an emergency situation requiring calling 9-1-1. For today’s level up, we want you to locate those non-emergency numbers in your community, and make sure they are available as well. Share with us a quick pic of your list for your community.  

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 4: How Long Can You Eat

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here with your Day 4 challenge…

Over the years as we talk about preparedness, we have always urged folks about having some sort of stockpile of food. From 3 Days, to 2 weeks, there has always been a goal of having food on hand. As someone who teaches preparedness, my goal has been to make this not sound as some daunting task. For instance… I encourage folks to eat thru their pantry and rotate items rather than buying a fancy bucket with freeze dried food with a ten year life span. We also teach, in an emergency when power is lost, to eat what is in your refrigerator first… then your freezer, before getting into your dried goods.

Today we want to challenge you to think about the food you have on hand, and how long it will last you…

DAY 4 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your day 4 challenge we want you to… take a look in your freezers.. and give us an estimate of how many days you can eat with what you have on hand.. Make sure you share pics or videos what you may have in your freezers and refrigerators..

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to see how well you can do.. We want to challenge you to only cook and eat with what you have on hand for the next three days. Check back on Monday and let us know how you did.. Extra points if you share any recipes you develop with just the ingredients you have on hand.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 3: 30 Minute Workout!

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here with your Day 3 Challenge!!

One thing we can say about 2020, is that it has forced us to get creative. When gyms closed across the country, people suddenly had to find new ways to find some physical activity. Sales online of fitness equipment spiked.. So did online workouts

DAY 3 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your day 3 challenge, we want you to share with us your favorite online workout video.

Level Up: 5 pts For your level up, share with us what changes you made personally in staying active when gyms and some outdoor activities were suddenly not available.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 2: Social Connections

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here with your Day 2 Challenge!

2020 has certainly has brought it’s challenges… and with all of us spending months at home, with little to no interaction in person with family and friends, we have easily seen gaps in how people can connect with one another. I may have shared before, but I consider myself an introvert and a homebody… for me the first couple months were a breeze… but as time wore on.. I found myself missing people and interacting with others

DAY 2 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s challenge, we want you to share with us some of the non-traditional ways you have stayed connected with loved ones and friends during COVID-19 times. What do you Social Connections look like?

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to share your creative ways you connected with loved ones for those special occasions… Holiday’s, Birthdays, and other significant Celebrations.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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Task 1: Trusted Networks

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Hey Everyone, Welcome to 30 Days, 30 Ways 2020! Its Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here to get this year’s challenge started. Today we kick off our 11th year of this challenge, and well, like many things this year, COVID-19 has impacted this challenge. The group that normally brings this challenge together have actively been involved with the COVID-19 response in our community since back in March. Some of the things we normally did leading up to this challenge, just didn’t happen this year, as well as some of the partnerships. That said… We felt we still wanted to bring this challenge to light.. even if we re-shared a few of our challenges from previous years, as well as some new ones in light of COVID-19. So Let’s get started…

In today’s world information can feel like a fire hose, hitting us hard from every angle with different and conflicting messages. The media seems, like no matter which network has their own spin on what used to be just the facts. Conspiracy theories and so called Subject Matter Experts are everywhere.

DAY 1 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    So today we want to ask… How do you sift through all of this media noise to find the accurate information? How do you make sure you are getting a well rounded version of the truth

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up… we want you to share your tips and tricks of finding verified sources. Where do you go to find the details.. How to you make sure what you see on Social Media or even in the news is accurate? This would also be a good time to connect with your local emergency manager or public health agency.. and let them know you are taking the 30 Days Challenge.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

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It’s Almost Time!

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric from the 30 Days, 30 Ways gang.. and tomorrow we kick off our 11th annual 30 Days, 30 Ways Challenge!!

Who would have imagined when this little preparedness challenge was started 11 years ago we would still be going all of these years later?

For those of you stumbling across this video and wondering what this game is all about, well, here ya go..

September happens to be National Preparedness Month. In an effort to help encourage a disaster resilient culture, during the month we will give you one simple preparedness challenge each day for 30 Days.. You can complete as many or as few challenges as you like. AND you have all month to complete as many challenges as you can! All entries need to be submitted by midnight on Sept 30th Pacific TIme Zone!

For each days task, you will have the basic task, a level up for those who want a bit more of a challenge. Don’t worry, there is something for everyone in the 30 Days Challenge, no matter if you are completely new to thinking about getting prepared, or if you are a lifetime prepper!

Also, this challenge awards points… and the more points you are awarded, the better chance you have at winning one of our Amazon Gift Cards at the end of the Month! A great way to add extra points is by recruiting allies to take the challenge with you… For every challenge they complete… you get points also!!

This year may look a little different with some of the challenges… COVID-19 has impacted us all, and that includes the time preparing for this game.

There are 3 ways you can complete this task:
Put your answer on our Facebook Page or

Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets. or

Email us at info@30Days30ways.com.

This game is meant to be social… and we hope you join us online as we learn and share with each other.. Lets get ready for 30 Days, 30 Ways 2020!

What is 30 Days 30 Ways?

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30 Days, 30 Ways is a disaster preparedness game that started in 2010 by the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) in Vancouver, Washington.Each September, we post one simple readiness task each day.

Each day will have a different emergency preparedness theme and a daily winner will be selected from among the participants.

You can enter as many times as you would like.

Entries will be judged on their creativity, their relevance to the day’s theme and importance of the message.

Who Plays This Game?

Anyone is welcome to play.

Whether you have emergency services experience or not, we want people to consider each of these tasks and evaluate their own personal readiness.

We will all face crisis moments in our lives.

From encountering a car accident to learning of the loss of a loved one, these tasks will help you acquire some skills and be a little more ready to take on those difficult days.

When Does The Game Start?

Join us beginning September 1st!