Yearly Archives - 2013

Steven, CA

“I live in the urban megalopolis known as the greater Los Angeles area. The reason that I have stored up the Wise food products is that we have the threat of earthquakes. I can’t begin to tell the number of times I have experienced earthquakes of one magnitude or another over the years.
You may know that this area of California has over 20 million people living in it, and it is those kinds of numbers that got me to […]

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Top 5 Modern Prepper Movies

Survival. It’s on the short list of moviemakers’ top topics. Whether it’s post-apocalyptic, natural disaster or pandemic-related, or even the over-plagued zombie thriller, Prepper movies make for great story telling and good reminders as to why survival preparedness is key.
Here’s our (totally subjective!) list of must-see Prepper movies*:
The Purge (rated R)
“Reminder all emergency services will be suspended for a 12-hour period during the purge.” The premise of this movie touches on the very essence of prepping. The story line […]

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Three Common Household Products for First Aid

Let’s first start with the obvious; medical care is best provided by a doctor in an office or a hospital. But, if a disaster strikes or you’re facing an emergency and can’t get professional care, there are some common household products that can be used for wound care and dressing. Keep these items stocked in your pantry and shelter. Remember, though, these products are intended for minor wounds, not critical life-threatening injuries.
Honey 
Honey has healing benefits in minor wound care. […]

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Best Practices for Shelter-in-Place at Home

“Shelter-in-place” means to take immediate refuge at your current location. It is an emergency procedure for people affected by a biological, chemical or radiological attack or accident. Shelter-in-place is typically a short-term procedure of several hours, not days or weeks.
 Research your surroundings.
One key element of planning is to understand the types of disasters may happen in your area. For example, do you live near a manufacturing facility that uses compounds that could leak or explode, resulting in a chemical […]

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The ultimate prepper gift? Anti-radiation underwear

Top-Pick Prepper Gifts for 2013

From the Practical to the Extravagant
The holidays are right around the corner and we’ve compiled a list of ideas to help you find just the thing for the Prepper on your list. From budget-conscious and practical to bank-busting and a bit extreme, this year’s list has something for everyone.
Gifts under $50
One of the great things about these items under $50 is that you can buy a few and make a nice “prepper care package” or stuff a stocking. Sure, […]

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An Orientation on Orienteering

Navigation via GPS, smart phone apps and embedded programs, like Google® maps, has made owning a paper map and compass virtually irrelevant. But relying on modern technology like GPS only works if your batteries and GPS technology are operational. When your smart phone or GPS unit fails, a map and a compass may be your only option to help guide you from point-A to point-B. That’s why the survivalist and other well-prepared people need to learn good old-fashioned orienteering.
Learning […]

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George, AR

“My name is George. I have 5 kids along with my wife Amanda. We recently experienced a power outage that was so bad we lost all of our freezer goods due to an electric storm. We had just gone shopping two days before that outage and spent all of our month’s grocery money. Within a few days, my kids ate everything in the house and we had two weeks left till our next payday. I broke out our food […]

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Preparing for Snow and Ice Emergencies

Advanced weather prediction technology is pretty good at helping us know when winter weather may turn severe. However, history shows that it’s not very good at predicting just how all that snow and ice will affect infrastructure. Residents in New England weren’t surprised to get a foot of snow last winter, but they were surprised when the storm knocked out power to thousands of households for more than a week. The time to prepare for winter storms is before […]

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Wise Donates Nearly 100,000 Emergency Meals To Victims of Philippine’s Typhoon Haiyan

In response to the massive devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Wise Company is sending a shipment of 99,200 servings of its dehydrated emergency food meals to help feed victims of the tragedy.
“The challenges faced by the thousands of affected people in the Philippines are beyond comprehension,” says Aaron Jackson, CEO of Wise Company. “Among that which is most needed right now is a safe, stable and nutritious supply of easy-to-prepare food.” As an emergency food manufacturer, we feel […]

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Smart Watches

Could “smart watches be the technology that Preppers have been waiting for? Current technology allows smart watches to display the same alerts and perform many of the same functions as cell phones, but having alerts on your wrist eliminates all that digging around in your pockets or purse. Though there aren’t many apps for smart watches right now, new apps are popping up all the time, and some tech forecasters say the Smart Watch may out evolve the smartphone.
From […]

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