2017 January Monthly Challenge

As we announced in December, this year we are launching monthly challenges for a deeper dive into preparedness.  We will be picking a topic and in turn hoping you help create a real dialogue around that subject for the month.

Our First Topic:  Water

As a staple we all need daily, we think its a good place to start based on the importance to having not only fresh drinking water but water for cooking, sanitation and more.  Lets take an in depth look at how we normally look at water.

How much Water do you really use daily?

The first part of our challenge is for each of us to really examine how much water each household uses daily.  We are challenging you each to keep a log for at least a week in documenting how much and in what ways your household uses water the most frequently.  After doing this little research project, we want to know if the recommended amount of 1 gallon per person per day would really be enough to sustain your household for an extended period of time.

Examine Water Sources and Storage Options:

Throughout the years we have been doing this preparedness challenge, we have heard some unique and creative ideas on where to find water sources within your household, and how and where to store it.  Lets take a closer look at what sources you have access to, and where you can actually store water.   We want you to take a few days and take a look at your household.  Think creatively at where you could potentially store water in your home.

Sharing With Others:

Several studies have shown that a very small cross-section of this country are actually prepared for emergencies.  Today we start changing that!!  We want you to think about what motivated you to start becoming better prepared for emergencies.  Why did you make a conscious effort to prepare your family?  What motivated you?  What keeps you motivated?  Have you shared that motivation with others?

Helping Others:

Recently, for whatever reason, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theory has been popping up in a few different projects I am working on.  This has gotten me thinking about the methods we have been going about “telling” folks what they need to be better prepared for emergencies, yet what if they personally are struggling with basic needs of shelter and or putting food on the table to feed their family?  How does our message make a difference in their lives?  What can we do to change this?  Your challenge is to think about what you can do to help make a change, and put it into action!


We cannot wait to hear each and everyone’s ideas and approaches.  Throughout the month, we will be checking in to see how each of you are doing and what ideas and solutions you may have come up with to move the conversation along!

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

We suggest all comments and response be made on the 30Days30ways Facebook page to help stir a conversation, however you can also email us at info@30days30ways.com