Disaster Preparedness

Wise Donates Emergency Meals to Aid Ebola Relief Efforts

Yarkpawoto Paye, 84, is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Wise Company Donates Emergency Food Storage Meals to Aid Ebola Relief Efforts in Liberia
In response to the devastation wrought by Ebola in Liberia, Wise Company, a major producer of food storage and emergency food products, is sending a shipment of 8,640 servings of its long-term emergency food to […]

Four Reasons You May Need a Water Purifier

Water is essential to survival and without it things can quickly go from bad to worse. In an emergency situation, whether you’re at home, traveling or camping, ensuring you have a supply of safe drinking water is a priority. Make sure you’re prepared for disaster by figuring out how you’ll stay hydrated in any situation.
 1. You Like to Camp
One of the best ways to ensure a safe water supply on a camping trip is to carry it in, but […]

Can You Depend on Your Car in an Emergency?

A few years ago a friend bought a sporty, good-looking car that seemed to be the perfect vehicle. It was well priced, it got great gas mileage, it was small enough to fit in tight parking spaces and big enough to load everything he needed for a week road trip. He felt like he’d done his homework and finally got it right. Except he forgot to consider one thing: Things That Can Go Wrong.
Our friend lives in flood-prone area […]

10 Evacuation Essentials for Pets

If you’re evacuating with pets, be sure to have their supplies ready to go. Never leave your pets behind, no matter how briefly you think you’ll be gone. In fact, because of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, in some states, owners who leave their pets behind during a disaster can be charged with criminal abandonment. But even when you take your pet along, because of stress and chaos the possibility greatly increases you and your pet could become separated. […]

How To Survive an Emergency Shelter: 13 Essentials to Take With You

Emergency personal do their best to keep people comfortable, but the best course of action is to be entirely self-sufficient. If you find you have to evacuate to a shelter, you’ll be a lot more comfortable if you have everything you need for a few days. And, if you have to evacuate you probably won’t have a lot of time to gather supplies, which is why it’s a good idea to keep an old duffle or suitcase packed and […]

10 Emergency Items You Didn’t Know You Needed

In a recent blog post we wrote about hurricane predictions for 2014. Hurricane season begins June 1st so now is a good time to check your supplies or get supplies together. The Red Cross has a good list of basic supplies you need in your kit, but here are a few things you may not have thought of:

Cash – We’re all use to the convenience of debit and credit cards. However, if the power is out, ATMs and swipe […]

2014 Hurricane Predictions – Make Your Communication Plan Now

From the first of June to the end of November, Atlantic coastal dwellers pay close attention to their local weather channels. eastern Pacific season begins May 15th and Atlantic season begins June 1st, so now is the time to get ready. Anyone who has been through a hurricane will tell you, you don’t want to wait until the sky darkens to gather supplies! So what are the experts predicting for this year? So far – quiet.
But what does “quiet” […]

Natural Insect Control

Wise Company dehydrated entrees and snacks are sealed in Mylar pouches and shipped in durable (reusable) black plastic buckets so you never need to worry about critters finding their way into your stored food.
But if your food doesn’t enjoy such protection, you need to find ways to keep those food-loving pests away, and it’s also important to protect yourself and your family from common, problem-causing insects like fleas and mosquitos. A growing number of people want to do so […]

Rethinking the Car Emergency Kit

In the last blog post we made brief mention of how winter storms had unexpected and significant impacts in Georgia and North Carolina this year. Many of us watched as stranded commuters waited in their cars for hours, ran out of gas and either walked for miles, abandoned their vehicles or slept in drug stores, churches and home improvement centers while they waited for the roads to clear. When those affected folks woke up, it’s likely not one of […]

Connection or Catastrophe?

The city of San Francisco recently launched “SF72”, an online emergency preparedness site aimed at helping citizens in one of the most earthquake prone places in the country prepare for emergencies. They have an interesting perspective on disasters: “We believe in connection, not catastrophe. Actual emergencies look more like people coming together than cities falling apart. SF72 is about prompting San Franciscans to get connected before an emergency—so we can be that much better off when something happens.”
 Mother […]