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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five Ways to Make Use of Your Food Waste

Recent studies reveal that Americans throw away about 40% of their food. Consider how much you could save by cutting your food budget by almost half, or how much further your food stores would stretch if you could put to good use everything you buy. The little effort it takes to use food that would formerly have gone in the garbage can be well worth it. Here are five ideas for ways to use food waste:
 1. Make Soups
If you […]

Albert, CA

“We went through terrible financial problems for several years and utilized the Wise the food products we had stored. The cereals, entrees, soups and dried foods really enhanced our other foods. Our daughter has autism so having food available for her was especially important because we can’t explain finances to her. It’s an excellent idea to store Wise Foods when you are caring for someone with special needs. Wise Company foods are great!”
Albert, CA

Our Favorite Prepper Infographics

We love infographics because, like you, we’re busy. Infographics are terrific as they get right to the point by distilling information into an easy-to-absorb format, like this one from REI on how to choose a backpack.
Below are some of our favorite infographics for Preppers (click each image to see the full infographic). For a steady stream of helpful infographics, be sure to follow the Wise Infographics Board on Pinterest.
How to Survive in Your Home
Do It Yourself Disaster Survival
Build a Cold […]