Week #7 Winners!

29 Mar

Every week for the last 3-4 weeks I’ve thought I’d surely seen the height of the contest.  This week, once again, I’ve been truly inspired by the work that’s been done.  New ideas for recipes have again popped up, solutions to problem recipes (namely yogurt) have been discovered, new online resources for all of us to look to have been shared — all from the work our stellar participants have dedicated to this contest.  Beyond helping those participants themselves, all of this great information will help the rest of us become more prepared to feed our families too.   I’m so grateful to be a part of this!!

Probably the coolest part of it, to me, is that we are literally watching what CAN be done in a week’s time in feeding a family using only food storage, once someone puts their mind to it.  Apply this to a far off (or not so far off) time, when/if food preparations like this could be all a family has to eat, and it really adds a lot of food for thought.  In a week’s time– during a time of hardship — wouldn’t you LOVE eating these foods we’re seeing these gals making?? This type of meal line up can be something your own family has in their emergency plan too… so long as the right ingredients and tools have been stored ahead of time.  You’ve watched these ladies from 7 weeks ago until now — they’ve gotten it DOWN and you can too!

You can have an awesome plan, but that’s just it…you have to PLAN to make it happen.

Unfortunately I don’t have the time to post everything that everyone did this week, I wish I could.  Everyone who submitted made good progress in their skills this week, I’m very happy with all that you’re doing!!  I’ll do my best to recap month #2 next week for the overall, sharing with you links to the recipes from all our participant’s work this month as well as pictured highlights where they’re called for.

This week the top race goes to Paula and Amanda.  While their scores aren’t tied, thanks to our sponsor this week, The Prepared Hour, it’s been decided that they’ll both be receiving the same $69 weekly prize from this week.  Both of their efforts this week were tremendous.

Week #7 winners


They’ve each won a set of Sport Berkey Water Bottles to add to their emergency supplies!

The Sport Berkey™ Portable Water Filter Eliminates or Reduces up to 99.9% of:

* Unpleasant taste and odors, cloudiness, silt, sediment and chlorine.
* Volatile Organic Compounds.
* Toxic Chemicals.
* Trihalomethanes.
* Heavy Metals.
* Detergents.
* Pesticides

Congratulations to both of you!

Let’s see what they each did this week!!

Paula’s Week # 7:  269 points

Paulacollage#7-3 Paulacollage#7-4










Amanda’s Week #7:  242  points

 Amandacollage#7 Amandacollage#7-2 Amandacollage#7-3 Amandacollage#7-4 Amandacollage#7-5

That’s a whole lot of cooking fit into seven days!!  

Fantastic job to both of you!


This week’s H2O ResQ Water Treatment Kit Winner…

week 3 water kit winner


Looking forward to Week #8!


So, in case you missed it, Week #8’s weekly contest (currently underway) is being run a little differently.  Everyone who’s been working so hard gets a little break and anyone who turns in anything this week gets entered in to a random drawing to WIN one of three prizes being offered this week!

Submission terms from the original contest guidelines are all still the same, but this week anyone who submits a recipe will be entered to win!  The points earned (capped at 10 points this week for everyone) will go toward your overall score for the bigger prizes at the end but they will not count this week for the weekly prizes.  Go EASY this week!!

Easy week


Thanks to our sponsors this week!

Honeyville Grain, Preparedness Plus Products, LLC and Water Pure Technologies

Our prizes include:

#10 can of Honeyville’s awesome Ova Easy Egg Crystals ($37 retail)

H20 ResQ water treatment kit, courtesy of Water Pure Technologies ($35)

#10 can Rainy Day Egg Powder from Preparedness Plus Products, LLC. ($23)

Week #8 extends until this Wed. April 2nd.  If you’re new, visit the contest guide for details on submitting a recipe and if you have any questions, just ask!

Extended Two Week “Comment/Food Storage Planning” Rafflecopter Details

Our “planning” centered Rafflecopter drawing — due to Week #8’s “easy week” — begins today and extends through the end of Week #9.   Get a head start and begin planning a great week #9!!  Here’s the updated link to get your entries counted for our week #9’s Rafflecopter prize, a $35 Water Treatment Kit (same product as above).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

biggest prepper image only




6 Responses to “Week #7 Winners!”

  1. Amanda March 29, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    HOW EXCITING!!! Thank you so much for the generous gift! I, for one, am very grateful for the break week. It is giving me time to recharge, research, and get ready!

    You are SO right about us having a plan! We almost have two months worth of recipes ready, and know how our family likes or dislikes them. I, and my family, are so thankful for the challenge, sincerely- because it has showed us so many things. #1) How hard we will have to work if ever this is the life we live. #2) How yummy food storage can be! #3) How time consuming it is, and how important it is to have some convenience meals on hand, and that they be tasty, easy, and nutritious.

    I am OH SO proud of each and every person who has taken the time to even make one meal. One meal is one small step towards preparedness, don’t give up!

  2. Barbara Cortopassi March 29, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    Congratulations ladies! Everyone who submitted recipes is a winner because we are all learning! Here’s to a restful week!

  3. Molly Jean March 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

    YAY! I’m so excited- I was hoping for this kit! I can’t wait to use it- and just in time for some nice weather/camping trips to get to try it out with my family. 🙂 Thank you SO much!!!

  4. Angalee April 1, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    I am just joining the contest, and am excited to begin making recipes! I loved looking at the winners’ recipe pictures. It gets me motivated and helps me feel like this is doable! I can see myself making yogurt (my kids eat it at least once a day) and also smoothies from the homemade yogurt. I am so impressed at all the foods, sides, and main dishes made!

    • Amanda April 2, 2014 at 8:04 am #

      Can’t wait to see what you make in the challenge this week Angalee!!

  5. Karen Olsen Hall April 3, 2014 at 12:14 am #

    Another great week! I am impressed by the interesting foods people made and I am planning to make yogurt, along with cobbler, chicken alfredo, and yogurt.

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