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.

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