Monthly Archives - June 2013

Jenney, OR

“We are Prepared! A few years ago we sat and discussed how we would survive. Since then we have purchased a nice supply of Wise products.
Personally, we were not in an emergency situation but what we did was go to our supply and donate to a family who had lost their home when unemployment completely ran out. They had 2 small children and no food. We found out they were too proud to go on assistance. This got them […]

Four New Awesome Prepper Gadgets for Summer

Some websites are dangerous. You know those with a bunch of awesome items that you can get sucked in lose a few hours before you know it. Our Wise Prepper Pinterest page is like that for me, and I’ve found another one: Uncrate. Uncrate is a super slick website chock full of fascinating gadgets, and many of them will appeal to preppers. Okay, they are a little pricey, but here are some of our favorites:
Hanebrink All-Terrain Bike

This all terrain […]

Social Media and Emergencies

Last year about this time we wrote about the then-new hurricane alert app from the Red Cross. In just a year, so much has changed. Social media has become an incredibly valuable tool for emergency management, personal safety and communication.
Even though major catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina and the terrorist attacks on September 11th aren’t that far behind us, technology has evolved at such lighting speed that we can’t help but wonder how many lives could have been saved or […]

Emergency Organizations 101

With tornado and hurricane season in full swing, you’ll be reading and hearing about all sorts of emergency organizations. Why are there so many and what do they all do? It’s a fair question and it’s easy to get confused. Unfortunately, scam organizations also pop up every time there is a disaster so it pays to know whom you need to contact in case you find yourself in need of help. Here are the basics:
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA […]

Nancy, WV

“Last year we had a terrible storm come through our state. The destruction it caused was state wide and was felt by everyone in one form or another. As we ran for safety into our home the lights flickered and went out. We had no way of knowing that this was going to be our lifestyle for the next few weeks. After turning on our battery radio we learned that it was a storm of huge proportions and hundreds […]

Preparing Your PC for Emergencies

 
Your desktop or laptop computer likely contains critical information that helps you run your life. If you’re like most people, you’ve got photographs, financial records and other important files that you don’t want to lose. In an emergency, if you have time to evacuate, the family car is going to be stuffed with kids, suitcases, pets; you probably don’t have room for the desktop computer. If your home is struck by disaster, you’re in danger of losing all those […]

Trent, NJ

“After Hurricane Sandy hit, our home lost power for 5 days. We had Wise emergency food, clean pots and pans and a fireplace with plenty of max logs. We were put into a situation where we needed to use the rations of food that we had purchased from Wise Company.
Surprisingly, they were very easy to prepare. We heated water over the fire until it boiled. At this point we took the pot out of the fire and poured the […]

Shannon, PA

“I have a small supply of Wise Company food on hand, I purchase 3 day kits when I can afford to and keep them in backpacks filled with other emergency supplies for “just in case” situations .
In October 2012 hurricane Sandy hit the east coast I thought I was in a good spot and safe in the Pocono mountains but the winds hit us hard. A ton of trees went down in my area cutting off the power and […]