Day 30: Completing the Puzzle

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric, here with your final task for this year’s 30 Days, 30 Ways preparedness challenge. For your final challenge for this year… we want you to put it all together. Lets talk about completing the puzzle!!

DAY 30 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    So here we go, for your final challenge from 30 Days, 30 Ways this National Preparedness Month 2018…  We want you to think about moving forward.  We hope over this past month, we’ve helped you get prepared for those zombies and that post-apocalyptic event, but its time for you to show us, that you can make it after that disaster or emergency happens.  We want you to share with us, ONE thing you plan on doing EACH month over the next year, until we meet again to stay prepared.  Create a plan to ensure your skills, gear, plan, and kits stay up to date, and improve before next year.

Level Up: 5 pts For your final level up for 2021, we want you to tell us what did we miss?  We want you to review, and touch on any subjects we may have not covered this month.  We want you to create a message, or should we say an PSA (Public Service Announcement) in regards to the topic, and post your video… For today’s level up… ONLY a video submission will be accepted!!  We want to see and hear you all at least once this year!!

Remember all entries need to be submitted by midnight tonight Pacific Daylight Time!!

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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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Day 29: Be 2 Weeks Ready

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Hey Everyone, Eric here with your second to last day challenge…. Depending on what part of the country you live in, you may get a different number if you ask how many days of preparedness items you should have on hand. FEMA talks about a 72 hr kit or 3 days… When I started in this profession we started talking 7-10 days worth of supplies… and where I live in the Pacific Northwest, because we live in an area known for earthquakes, we talks about being 2 weeks ready.

Honestly when I tell someone they should have supplies on hand for two weeks, who may be just getting started it is often overwhelming, so I always tell them.. just start somewhere and start building to your kits as you can. Preparedness is a journey… not a destination!

Today’s challenge is one that is often overlooked in regards to personal preparedness.  Yet it is a very important topic that if not thought about can lead to even a bigger disaster.  We easily think about food and water, but happens to the other side of that equation?  Recently the Portland/Vancouver Metro region came together on a campaign called EmergencyToilet.org to address this topic that even for adults, can be an awkward conversation that usually is handled with many puns.  Today we talk about Pee and Poo and Disaster Sanitation.

DAY 29 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your Day 29 challenge, we want you to show us what you have in your kit for disaster sanitation.  Not only do we want you to show us what plans you have for pee and poo, we want to know what other sanitation items you keep in your kit and why.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to help find solutions to the disaster sanitation issue.  Share with us some tidbit or creative idea you have discovered or come up with to help organize, aid in or help deal with diasaster sanitation.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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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Day 28: Shake, Shake, EQ

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here with your day 28 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. We also want to talk about ShakeAlerts.. the Earthquake Early Warning Systems that have rolled out in the past couple years in some states.

There are two ways to receive the early warning alerts now that the ShakeAlert system is live: The Wireless Emergency Alert system and your phone’s built-in software.

While most phones already have “Emergency Alerts” or “Public Safety” alerts already turned on, we are asking the public to check their mobile phone to see if Wireless Emergency Alerts are turned on.

Click here for more information on how to receive ShakeAlert notifications.

DAY 28 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s challenge, we want you to find the link to your State Shakeout and sign 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!! 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 do a little research and find out if you have ShakeAlerts where you live, and let us know you are signed up!

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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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Day 27: More Bees With Honey

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Hey Everyone, Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here with your Day 27 Challenge.

Wow… This world just seems so angry these days…. people have cut off family and friends who have difference of opinions.. People are mocking folks who think different about face coverings or the COVID vaccine… 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 27 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 commit to helping make this world a little better. 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.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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 26: You Have What?

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Hey there everyone, we are on the final push everyone… you are almost there… just a few more days!! We have had a few challenges this month related to your kits… from your car, to work, to your home kit.. they are all important because we just do not know where we may be when the bad thing happens. But sometimes it’s the unusual that catches our attention and makes us consider something we may have never thought of ourselves.

DAY 26 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    Today’s challenge once again is related to your kit… but in a little different way. Today we want to talk about the most unusual item in your kit, and why you have it as part of your preparedness kit. Take a pic or create a short video sharing why you have this item in your kit and why others should consider adding it to theirs as well.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s Level Up… we want you to take a serious look at your preparedness supplies and let us know how many days you and your household are prepared for. It does not matter if you are just starting and only have a few items or have been a lifetime prepper, it’s important to be honest with ourselves about how long we think we could survive without assistance from the communities we are all part of. Share with us as well your plan to increase your readiness in the next year.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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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Day 25: iVolunteer

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Hey everyone, Eric here with your Day 25 challenge.

Each year we usually take at least one day to focus on volunteering and giving back to your community. The past year and a half made that a little more difficult but many volunteer programs are rebooting and so its the perfect time for all of us to rethink where and how we volunteer our time and talents.

The important thing is realizing that our communities are stronger when we are involved and find ways to give back more than just our dollars.

DAY 25 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s 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. Please share a pic of you volunteering or a video about why you volunteer where you do.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, here is your chance to help recruit new volunteers for the cause… Create a short video, (2 minutes or less) highlighting volunteer opportunities and why others should join you!

For both of today’s challenges, while we would like to focus more on those organizations that assist public safety, we know they are not for everyone. Feel free to share any legal volunteer activity you are involved with.

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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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Day 24: Date Night

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Hey everyone, Eric here with your Date Night Challenge… Yup that’s right.. it’s Friday and we want to give you a few ideas to make a memorable date night for you and your love or even for your family… We will leave up to you who you would like to complete today’s challenge with, but we hope you enjoy it…

DAY 24 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s challenge we want you to create your date night meal, with only items you have in your preparedness kit… If you have freeze dried or dehydrated meals, this might be easy… if you don’t, your meal might be a little more interesting.. Create your date night meal together and share with us what you and your significant other learned from this experience. Share with us also what heating methods you used… Bonus points if you did not use a conventional appliance in your home.

Level Up: 5 pts For this date night challenge level up… we want you to come up with an entertainment option for you and your date, or family for the evening that does not require power or batteries. Share with us what activities you came up with, to keep everyone entertained and if you have similar ideas/items in your preparedness kit. This is a family show so please keep your responses G rated!! Again this challenge is supposed to be well social, so please share a picture or short video to your responses.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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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Day 23: Your Home Hazard Hunt

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Hey Everyone, Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here with today’s challenge.

If you look at FEMA’s webpage, 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 with a global pandemic that’s kept us closer to home and well even locked in our homes for months, we wanted to focus even more where we spend the most of our time… Our Homes… While I felt I was pretty stocked up on supplies to keep 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 had too many things plugged in, to items not secured correctly or placed in a bad location that would hinder me during an earthquake.

DAY 23 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s 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 take a look at the exterior of your home… and 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…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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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Day 22: Multiple Uses

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Hey Everyone, Eric here here with today’s 30 Days Challenge.

One of my favorite gifts growing up was when I received a Leatherman Tool. As a young teen, it was awesome to see how many uses that little item had folded up within its little case.

DAY 22 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s challenge, we want you to share with us an item in your kit… that has multiple uses!! Please share a pic or better yet, create a video highlighting the uses your item has and why you keep it in your kit.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up… We want you to look through your kit, and make sure it is up-to-date. Share with us any items you have that may be expired or needed to be replaced, as well as how you plan to keep them updated in the future. We also want to know if you added any items to your kit because someone shared something that had multiple uses.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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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Day 21: Your #1 Safety Tool

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For many, our cell phones are much more than phones… These days, the little devices we carry with us are a mini computer, camera, calculator, video camera, alarm clock, day planner, and much more all rolled into one.. They have become lifelines to connect with those close to us. Who would have thought back when they were introduced, and started to become popular, technology would be where it is today? I still remember when I got my first bag phone, back in the early 90’s… anyone remember those?

With all the uses these little devices already have in our daily lives, we thought it was a perfect opportunity to add one more… 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 with me all of the time, inside the case I can hide emergency money. I have added contact info to my screensaver. I also have several apps on my phone that provide critical information when I may need it from first aid to a scanner radio app to provide critical info. I have photos and backed up files of important docs regarding my home, and health stored as well as important contacts that can be contacted in case something happens and someone needs to get ahold of my family.

DAY 21 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    We want you to share some what makes your phone your No. 1 Safety Tool. Additionally share with us how you will keep it charged if we lose power. Please be generic in your responses to not share any vital information but give broad ideas that might help someone else think of new ways of using their phone as a safety tool.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to do some research. We want you to dig a little more, and share apps, and additional ways your phone can be a great safety tool. Provide links or create a video highlighting suggestions to help someone make sure they have info stored safely on their phone in case of an emergency.

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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 20: Financial Monday

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For years we have mentioned the importance of have some emergency cash on hand, in small bills, just in case of an emergency or disaster happens. However one thing that COVID shed light on, was the importance of having not just a little emergency cash being stashed away for short-term but the need for actual Financial Preparedness.

60% of households will experience at least 1 emergency each year!! Big or Little, the costs of an emergency can stack up quickly. Today, more than ever, it’s important to be prepared for the immediate AND the long-term costs you may face no matter the size of the emergency or disaster!

DAY 20 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s challenge, we want to start by ensuring you have emergency cash on hand.. It’s recommended that you have at least $300.00 in small bills, just in case. We don’t need to know how much, or where you have it… but let us know you have emergency cash on hand.

Level Up: 25 pts Today’s Level Up may take a little longer to complete depending on how organized you may be, so it’s also worth MORE pts, but its worth taking some time and at least START pulling it together.. Remember, you have until the end of the month to complete each challenge so you have plenty of time to work on this one….

Think about what you will need to provide your insurance if an item is lost or damaged:

  • Proof of ownership, value, appraisals, receipts, etc
  • Warranties
  • Make/model and serial numbers

Gather your Important Documents and Information:

  • Identification
    • Drivers license, passport, social security card, birth certificate, federal/state/tribal ID)
    • This includes pets! Photos, microchip information, vaccinations, licenses, etc
  • Wills, trusts, marriage license, estate information
  • Insurance information
  • Banking information
  • Medical information
  • Asset information (titles, deeds, leases, etc)
  • Records of all current finances and payments (utility bills, loans, credit cards)

Take Pictures of Everything!

  • Before and after pictures for damage claims
  • Pictures as proof of lost items for replacement

Again…we do not need to see your items, or know where or how you have them stored, but be honest, and creative in letting us know where you are in having these items backed up and together in case of an emergency or disaster

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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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Day 19: Cyber Sunday

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You cannot go a day without almost without hearing a report of someone’s account getting hacked.  In fact according to some of the info-commercials out there, someone’s personal information is stolen about every 43 seconds!  Identity Theft and Cyber-security have become real concerns for every individual  More and more of us use the conveniences of online shopping, and bill pay, for everything from fitness, to grocery shopping.  Today most of all the transactions we do are with plastic which has made it easier for hackers to find ways to target our accounts.

There are lots of recommendations out there how to keep your personal information safe.  From safeguarding your personal information on paper, online and your devices, to changing passwords and using different passwords for different accounts.  There are even services out there providing basically an insurance plan in monitoring to help keep your information safe.  

DAY 19 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s challenge, we want you to share some general steps and recommendations you do to keep your identity and personal information safe.  Please keep your responses general to protect your important information.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up,

  • Give suggestions on services methods to keep passwords safe.
  • Share ideas on how to get set up with alerts on your accounts.
  • Share information regarding resources to help someone strengthen their online security.
  • Share how you identify scams and how you ensure you do not fall for them.
  • Give suggestions on how to keep information backed up safely.

  Finally…. take this time to change your passwords!!

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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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Day 18: Med Check

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Hey Everyone, Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here with your day 18 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 18 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For todays 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…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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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Day 17: Preserve Life

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It was great as a kiddo to have a parent take care of a “boo boo” when I would get hurt. I still remember the “Bactine” and “Mercurochrome” (I might be dating myself there) being brought out to treat any scrapes or cuts I may have gotten prior to the band aid and yes a kiss.

As we get older, mom may not be there to help heal our “boo boo’s” and during a disaster or emergency it will be even more important to have a good first aid kit.

It doesn’t take a major emergency to understand having Basic First Aid training and being able to perform at least Hands Only CPR should be part of everyone’s plan.  Most of us have been somewhere during our lifetime where someone has gotten injured or choking and need assistance.  In times of disasters, these life skills can be even more valuable, as first responders most likely will be overwhelmed, and or may not be able to get to you.  Today we want to talk about you being First Aid and CPR Ready.

DAY 17 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For Today’s task we want you to do a First Aid Kit check.  Do you have a First Aid Kit as part of your Emergency Supplies?  If not your task today is to acquire a First Aid Kit for your supplies.  If you have a First Aid Kit in your supplies, we want you to take a look at it.  How old are the supplies in it?  Are there any items missing or need replacing?  If so your task today is replace those items missing or are out of date.

Level Up: 5 pts For our more experienced players, here is your teaching moment. For today’s level up, we want you to show us your skills.  Share a short video (2 minutes or less) of you reviewing items in your First Aid Kit, and their uses OR performing Hands Only CPR, Stop the Bleed, or another medical first aid related training you have… Remember to not only be informative but be creative!!

 

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Day 16: Calling 9-1-1

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Hey Everyone, Eric Again with your Day 16 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.

I’ve had the opportunity to ask several of our dispatchers what they would like you to know about calling 9-1-1. Here are the most important:

  1. Don’t Hang Up… Stay On The Line… If no one answers immediately and you hang up, and try calling again, your call remains in the system. At the same time, dispatchers have to call you back. That ties up phone lines and staffing!
  2. All the questions they ask are for a reason... from verifying your address to slowing you down, 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.
  3. Know Your Location… The dispatcher is going to ask you this, to help verify the address to ensure the proper help can get there as quickly as possible. Think about landmarks when you are away from your work or home.
  4. Don’t Let Kid’s Play with old Cell Phones... Old cell phones if they have battery power can still call 9-1-1.

DAY 16 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    Alright… so lets get to today’s challenge…. For today’s 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.  

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Day 15: Water Wednesday

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We cannot talk about emergency preparedness without discussing the importance of potable (drinking) water storage. In an emergency your regular water source may be cut-off or contaminated. Prepare yourself by building a supply of water that will meet your family’s needs during an emergency. The rule of thumb is to store one gallon of water per person per day. This is the minimum for drinking and some cooking needs. It does not include what would be needed for pets or for sanitation.

DAY 15 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    Share a photo or video of the water you have stored for emergency use and how many people in your household. Could be as simple as some extra bottled water in the pantry, don’t worry if you don’t don’t have your full supply ready to go yet.

Level Up: 5 pts We are bringing back one of our more conversational challenges for today’s level up. Tell us how you would be able to purify water from a non-sterile source. Let us know if you have all of the materials needed at your home to purify water (via your explained method). Share a photo or video.

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Day 14: The Secret Needs of Pets

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Hey Everyone, Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here with your Day 14 Challenge.

For many of us, our pets are members of our families. That means we need to remember them when it comes to preparing for emergencies.   Making adequate arrangements not in only what we pack for them but doing a little research prior makes sense. Today we talk about those other family members that need to be prepared as well. Today we talk about your pets.

DAY 14 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your Day 14 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…We want to see your pets… we all could use a flooding of Social Media of pets…. and what better than pets and their preparedness kits!! Lets flood Social media with pictures and videos of your pets ready for a disaster or emergency.. The more creative.. the more bonus points.

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Day 13: Scavenger Hunt Time

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Today’s challenge is focused around preparing those littles that may be members of your family, and how we help them prepare for disasters or emergencies. Do you include them in conversations? Did they help pack their own kits? Even if you do not have kiddo’s or grand kiddo’s, you can still complete today’s challenge.. Just be certain not to give the answers away.

DAY 13 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your day 13 challenge, we are giving you (and your kiddo’s) a Scavenger Hunt!! We are providing the riddles and clues.. You and your kiddo’s need to solve and find at least three of the items around your home! Take a pic of the items they found as proof and share with us! So here are your riddles and clues:

  1. You can’t last without me for more than 3-4 days!
  2. You can’t last without me for more than 3-4 weeks!
  3. It’s difficult to see at night without me
  4. I have a negative and positive side of me
  5. You can refill me at Walgreens or CVS
  6. You can find bandages in me
  7. I can jingle in your pocket or be folded. Presidents can be found on me.
  8. I keep you warm and cozy
  9. Sorry! The CLUE is SCRABBLED and you need to CONNECT 4 the answer. I am good at keeping you busy, and require no batteries or power.
  10. I keep you clean and fresh
  11. I have multiple uses like making Tik Toks, and am with you almost all the time… I sure hope you don’t let me die.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up… if you can bring your littles into the conversation here. In a video actually share them solving today’s riddles and finding the items.

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Day 12: Weather Wise

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In the PNW, over the past year we have lived some crazy extreme weather. The same can be said for other regions of the U.S. and around the world. From extreme heat in the PNW, to severe winter storms in Texas, and even snow in Rio, Brazil, it’s evident that our climate is changing. These types of weather patterns, that were once referred to as 100 year storms, are becoming part of a new normal that makes it important for us not only to understand and prepare for these conditions, but also understand the terminology used to understand the potential severity.

It’s a Watch!  No it’s a Warning!!  Wait it’s an Advisory…  Oofta…. When it comes to the weather and the difference in meanings between what these terms mean, it can be confusing.  Even among public safety officials I have witnessed first hand confusion in the difference between these terms.

How and why do they elevate?  Why should we understand the difference?  Does more and more warning levels confuse individuals when actions should be taken?  All some good questions that I hope today’s challenge will help us answer! For today’s challenge, we want to know about your weather knowledge and who you rely on for your forecasts, if in fact you pay attention to the weather around you.

DAY 12 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    Now that we have talked weather, it’s a good time to review what clothing items you have in your kits. As seasons change, it might be time to exchange flip flops and board shorts with a rain jacket or a scarf. Take a picture or video of your “updated Kit”  Share with us what items you found out of date “Weather” by expatriation date or size and style..

Level Up: 5 pts Explain the difference between a Watch, Warning and Advisory IN YOUR OWN WORDS! No copying directly from a National Weather Service website explaining those.. Create a picture, drawing or video explaining these.  We also want to know if you can tell the difference between types of clouds, the difference between a funnel cloud and a tornado, and any other weather phenomenon’s you can think of.  Be creative. 
 

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Day 11: We Remember and Learn

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Today marks the 20th 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 of individuals who once the towers were hit, got turned around and were not able to find their way out using the stairs. While there had been evacuation drills, people had only practiced one emergency exit out of the building. Others so in shock made poor decisions about exiting and others followed.

I used to help with fire drills in one of the area schools where I grew up. One year, we placed a large cardboard cutout painted to resemble fire. Everyone was lost when they came out of their classrooms, and their normal route was blocked.

DAY 11 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    It has been a couple years since we have included a fire drill in our annual challenge. This year it is back! For today’s challenge we want you to discuss with everyone in your household about getting out safely and where to meet in case of a fire or for any other reasons. Please share a pic or video of everyone’s feet at your meeting place.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to take it up a step. We want you to create a fire drill where one of the main exits from your home is blocked. Share with us what your family members did when they discovered their nearest exit was not accessible. Share with us how much longer it took for folks to get out safely using a different route. Also consider organizing a fire drill for your work, school, or place of worship!

 

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Day 10: We Care About Your Mental Health

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Hey Everyone, Eric here from the 30 Days Gang, bringing you your day 10 challenge.

It seems one thing that has come out of the past year and a half has been the acknowledgement of taking care of yourself mentally. Talking about Mental Health no longer seems to have the same negative stigma it had just a couple short years ago. In fact we have seen positive responses to sports icons who have taken steps to protect themselves instead of pressing on at all costs.

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 10 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your Day 10 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.

 

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Day 9: Grow It

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

One of the biggest revelations over the past 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 each year. 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. Over the past year, I have made some progress in stocking up on seeds for many of the vegetables I usually grow, however I know that may not be enough. I recently moved, and as I work to landscape my new yard, I am working on how I can work fruit trees and other items into my new yard.

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!!

 

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Day 8: Someday Supplies.. Strategic Shopping

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Hey Everyone, Eric here from the 30 Days with your Day 8 Challenge….

Most of us can still remember the images from 18 months ago when the COVID-19 stay home orders began, and the rush on certain items, that honestly made no sense. That item… Toilet Paper. We all know now as we did then, that this really made little sense since none of the symptoms of COVID would suggest this would be something that would be needed.

In the year since, we have had wildfires, winter severe storms, and record breaking heat events as well. Each time, we saw similar rushes that we have seen over and over in the past after other emergencies and disasters. Rushes for water, or toilet paper all highlight how easily our supply chains can be interrupted. Additionally now we are seeing the costs associated with many items going up!

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. Think about keeping on hand those “Someday Supplies” as phrased by a friend. That “someday” when there just might not be enough paycheck left at the end of the month. That “someday” when the kiddo’s need a new this or that, when you just finished shopping. That “someday” when the bad thing happens.

DAY 8 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For your Day 8 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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Day 7: Back to Work

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Ahhh The Tuesday after a long holiday weekend… Back to work.. or school we all go! As we settle back into our daily routines, we once again want you to think of those communities we mentioned last week. We can spend a lot of time away from our homes and where we keep a lot of our personal preparedness items. Today we want to talk about how prepared you may (or may not be) at work or school!

If you are one of the lucky ones who might be retired, or perhaps you work from home these days, think about another location you spend a lot of time… Switch up today’s challenge to meet you where you might be.

DAY 7 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s challenge we want you to share with what items you may have at work as part of your personal preparedness. Do you keep extra food, water, toiletry items, and a change of clothing? What other items do you possibly have at work?

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s Level up, we want to know about your place of works readiness. Are employees required to keep items in case of an emergency at their stations or in the building? If so how often do you review what you keep at the office? If your office does not require this, or you currently have no emergency supplies at your desk, how do you plan on remedying this in the future?

 

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Day 6: Lets Get Physical

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

One thing we can say about the past 18 months… It’s forced us to get creative, when it comes to trying to stay physically active. For most of year, gyms were closed across the country. Folks suddenly had to find new ways to find some physical activity. Sales online of fitness equipment spiked.. So did online workouts. Outdoor recreation locations became much more popular.

DAY 6 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s challenge, we want you to share with us, what activities you do to stay active. Has that changed in the last year or so?

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to share with us some easy resources for someone who may be looking for a change… think about work out videos, or other tips and options you can share with someone who may be looking for a low cost effective way to become more physically active.

 

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Day 5: Challenge Your Neighbors!

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Hey Everyone, Eric here with your Day 5 Challenge.. On Thursday we talked about the different communities we all belong to, as well as the community we may find ourselves in if something bad were to happen. Today we want to build on that and talk about options in how to challenge your neighbors regarding personal preparedness.

DAY 5 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s challenge, we want you to commit to talking to 2 different neighbors and share with them about this challenge, as well as information about personal preparedness. Pretty simple…

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to share with us what ideas you have to convince your neighbors about the importance of being personally prepared. Host a block party? Start a neighborhood watch? What other creative ideas might help others learn about personal preparedness? And think back to that challenge on Thursday about communities. Don’t just limit yourself to physical neighbors where you live. Think outside the box and come up with ideas to help transform our communities to be more resilient in the face of disasters and emergencies.

 

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Day 4: Camping at Home

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Hey Everyone, Eric here, with todays 30 Days challenge.

Summer Vacations have changed quite a bit in the past 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 continue to be packed as everyone looks at alternative options for vacations.

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 4 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For Your Day 4 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… why this item is important to you and why you have it in your kit. (Extra Extra Bonus Points if you do this in a video.)

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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:

Note:  If you are receiving this via email, go to www.30days30ways.com to answer.

Day 3: Loosen a Lug Nut

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Wow… Today marks Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end of summer. Before you leave this weekend we want to talk about making sure your vehicle is prepared for that potentially long weekend road trip.

Even if you do not plan on traveling by car this weekend, this task is something that all car owners should know how to do.

DAY 3 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For todays challenge, we want you to share a picture or video of you reviewing how to change a tire on your vehicle. Many vehicles these days have unconventional hiding spots to drop the spare tire if it’s underneath the vehicle, and the jacks can be difficult to understand. Spend a few minutes reviewing these and share with us the process of changing a tire.

For those that may not own a car, and use alternative methods of transportation, we want to hear what you keep with you in a “Go Preparedness Kit.” What items do you keep in your bag or on your person that would be helpful in an emergency if you found yourself not at home.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to create a short video about preparing your vehicle before you hit the road. Share what maintenance steps and things you may check before you leave.

Again, for those that do not use a car, share with us what “maintenance steps” you take before you travel. What items might you pack to make sure you have, or what steps might you take, if something were to happen while on vacation. Remember to keep it generic.. We do not need detailed information, but general ideas that may also help others!

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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:

Note:  If you are receiving this via email, go to www.30days30ways.com to answer.

Day 2: Building Your Network – Who’s Your Community?

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Hey Everyone, It’s Eric with the 30 Days gang here with your day 2 challenge. Several years back in a discussion about “diversity and inclusion” we started talking about all the “communities” one belongs to. We all belong on communities based on our ethnic and family backgrounds, the communities in which we live and work, the communities where we spend time, and well the community we will be part of when the bad thing might happen.

DAY 2 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s challenge, we want you to identify communities that you belong to… Share with us how many “communities” you belong to.

Level Up: 5 pts For today’s level up, we want you to think about how you can share preparedness, and this challenge with individuals within your communities. Think about how you all may need to rely on one another when the bad thing happens. Share with us your plan to connect with your communities.

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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:

Note:  If you are receiving this via email, go to www.30days30ways.com to answer.

Day 1: Who Are The Experts?

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Hey Everyone, Welcome to 30 Days, 30 Ways 2021! Its Eric from the 30 Days Gang, here to get this year’s challenge started. Today we kick off our 12th year of this challenge. Last year I mentioned that many of the group that normally brings this challenge together had actively been involved with the COVID-19 response in our community since March of 2020. While some of the official activities surrounding our work related to COVID ended in July, it once again impacted many of the pieces leading up to this annual challenge. That said…we decided we still would once again bring you our annual challenge. This year with a focus on community. This year we want you to not only take the challenge personally, we want you to challenge the community around you… Your family, your work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood, and yes, even your town or city!! 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. Even when it comes to emergency information, there can be “noise” 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. How do you find the information you need related to emergency notices?

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…. Challenge your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your neighborhood and your community to take the 30 Days challenge! 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:

Note:  If you are receiving this via email, go to www.30days30ways.com to answer.

It’s Just About Time

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Hey Everyone, Its Eric from the 30 Days, 30 Ways gang.. and tomorrow we kick off our 12th annual 30 Days, 30 Ways Challenge!!

Who would have imagined when this little preparedness challenge was started 12 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!!

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 2021!

12th Annual Challenge Coming September 1st!!

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No matter how you found the 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge, we are glad you are here. Check this video for this years challenge!!

Short Answer?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?

September 1st

How Can We Support 30 Days, 30 Ways?

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!