Task 15: On the Go

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A few years ago we were warned about a winter snowstorm due to hit our area around 3:00 in the afternoon. Unfortunately, most people didn’t take it very seriously, and later, many were forced to abandon their vehicles on the side of the road. Others struggled to drive home, battling not only the usual heavy traffic but also the miserable weather. It took a friend nearly nine hours to travel what was usually a 45 to 60-minute commute.

Because we don’t know where we’ll be when an emergency happens, it’s important to keep some basic supplies in your vehicle.

DAY 15 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    List four items you have (or will include) in your car kit. If you don’t commute by automobile, tell us what you carry with you every day, and how you transport it.

Level Up: 5 pts

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Task 14: Let Me Entertain You

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My husband and son have been playing a lot of Trivial Pursuit over the past few weeks and it’s been fun to listen to them while I’m working on my computer. I’m amazed at the obscure, random bits of knowledge my son has, and while my husband may not be able to answer the questions I can, he is much better at some of the topics I can only guess at.

From cable tv to on-line movies and computer games, a lot of our entertainment revolves around the internet. It’s refreshing to hear people talk about family game nights, to see people reading actual books or playing cards.

DAY 14 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    What type of entertainment have you included in your emergency kit that doesn’t require any electrical or battery power? Share a photo highlighting the different options.

Level Up: 5 pts What type of activities could include four or more people? Describe items that could be used to engage a group.

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Task 13: Shelter “In Place”

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People are often asked to shelter in place during an emergency or when a disaster happens. In 2018, the wildfires in Alaska, California, and Canada produced such massive amounts of heavy, dark smoke that the health and well-being of hundreds of people were impacted.

DAY 13 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    If you were told to shelter in place for health reasons, what are the top five things you would need to do this? Share a photo of your supplies.

Level Up: 5 pts Identify the room in your house that is best suited for this purpose. What modifications would you need to make to increase the security of this space?

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Task 12: Copy That!

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We’ve seen it happen over and over. After the tornadoes, the floods, the hurricanes, and the earthquakes, getting financial help to the victims takes time. Having your personal information readily available will help to expedite the process.

DAY 12 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s challenge, we want you to identify your “important records”. (Share only general, non-identifying information, please.) Tell us how you are storing them.

Level Up: 5 pts If you close your eyes and try to list everything in your home by memory, you will find it to be a nearly impossible task. For insurance purposes, it’s important to also document your personal possessions. Add photos or videos of your possessions to your “important documents” and tell us what version you have chosen – photo, video, or a list .

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Task 11: Thank You – 9/11 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..

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Task 10: DONE!

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I’m currently using a computer system that requires me to change my password every 30 days. So far I haven’t had any problems remembering my login information, but I will confess to writing myself obscure notes as a reminder – and then forgetting what my notes were for.

We use our computers to store and access personal information and websites. The use of passwords allows us to prove our identity and connect with email accounts, various websites, and the computer itself. One security tip often given is to change our passwords frequently. When was the last time you did this for all of your accounts?

DAY 10 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    Update your computer passwords. Post “Done” to let us know you’ve completed the task. Hint: Do not use the same password for all of your accounts!

Level Up: 5 pts Without sharing specific personal details, tell us how you secure your passwords. Have you tried other methods? What makes this system work for you?

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Task 9: Where Shall We Meet?

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They are words we hear often: “where should we meet?” Getting together with friends? Talking about a project with co-workers? Picking up a child from school? Much of our activities center around a common meeting area.

In an emergency, the ability to leave a building quickly is only the first step of a successful evacuation. The second part is knowing that everyone is safely accounted for and no one is missing.

DAY 9 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    Today’s challenge focuses on meeting up. Practice evacuating your family to your agreed upon meeting place. Share a photo of everyone’s feet — don’t forget the family pets!

Level Up: 5 pts Choose one of the following locations where you may spend time each week and identify your meeting place. Convince others to join you and post a photo, including a sign identifying where you are: 

  • Place of Employment
  • Schools
  • Fitness Centers
  • Churches/Worship Centers
  • Grocery Stores
  • Restaurants

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Task 8: Duck and Cover

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Having experienced a major earthquake, I have learned first-hand why it’s important not to have anything heavy or breakable over my bed. In an effort to utilize all of the space in our homes, we often hang or store items up high or over our heads. Unfortunately, there have been too many instances where people, especially kids, have been hurt or killed because something fell or a piece of furniture tipped over on them.

DAY 8 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    Today, we would like you to identify two or three hazards in your home and their potential solutions.  

Level Up: 5 pts Post a photograph of how you corrected at least one of your hazardous situations.

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Task 7: Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

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In this world of electronic capabilities, debit and credit cards, when the power goes out, so does our ability to access money. In 1994, my husband and I were in Northridge, California when the 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck. We were okay, but being hungry, we stopped at a small store for something to eat. There was lots of broken glass and no power, and a candy bar, usually only 60 cents at the time, cost me $5 because that was the smallest bill I had in my wallet.

DAY 7 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    Today we want you to tell us if you have cash on hand. Receive 1 point for reporting whether you have OVER or UNDER $100 in cash with your emergency supplies. Receive 1 point if it is in small bills ($10 bills or less).

Level Up: 5 pts Increase the amount of your emergency cash on hand. Commit to adding a specific amount weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly – whatever works best for you. It doesn’t have to be a large amount; whether 50 cents or $25, again, it’s what works for you. Check back in with us by the end of the month and let us know how you’ve done.

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.

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Task 6: Viral Virus

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Hey there everyone, Its Eric and Jodi with the 30 Days 30 ways Gang… Something that completely grosses me out is knowing that people use the restroom without cleaning their hands. I don’t want to shake hands with this person, or worse, have them hand me something to eat! Washing your hands is one of the most important ways to help prevent spreading germs. I learned to do so by singing my ABCs; my kids sang the Happy Birthday song. However you time yourself, the key is to rub your soapy hands together vigorously for at least 20 seconds.

For today’s challenge, we once again partner with our friends across the “Pond” 30 Days, 30 Ways UK ” for our Viral Virus Challenge!!

So I recently got hooked on the Social Media Platform Tik Tok… For those that have not heard of it, it is basically a platform where people try to come up or out do others on little 15 sec dance clips to some of the biggest hits. I will tell you, I’ve lost a couple hours getting sucked into these videos… Each year of this challenge, we have also had some sort of pop culture challenge… this year we are combining those… We want you to track how many times you wash your hands in one day. Share a photo or video of you washing your hands – you’ll get an extra point if you sing!

A few years back during this challenge we shared this video from the Washington State Departement of Health. Take a listen…

Now is your chance!! We want you to either use Wash Your Handsington or another song.. hopefully in a Tik Tok fashion to create a video!! Jodi and I will be working on ours too….

DAY 6 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s challenge, we want you to track how many times you wash your hands in one day. Share a photo or video of you washing your hands – you’ll get an extra point if you sing! We’re in competition with the United Kingdom on this one and want to get more people washing their hands!

Level Up: 5 pts What disaster sanitation supplies do you need if the toilets don’t flush – what supplies do you have on hand? Show us by creating a viral 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.

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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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