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 […]

Seven Things We Learned From Sandy

A year ago Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard affecting 24 states and causing damage from Florida to Main and even as far inland as Michigan and Wisconsin. The interesting thing about Sandy’s timing is that, thanks in part to shows like Doomsday Preppers, prepping had gone mainstream so lots of people got to test their plans. The other interesting thing is that lots of people who never thought they needed to prepare for a hurricane realized they were […]

Fitness as Part of Your Emergency Plan

You’ve stored your emergency food, you’ve got a water collection and purification system ready and you’ve brushed up on medicinal plants. However, in an emergency situation it won’t matter if you can knit your own socks from your own sheep if you aren’t physically up to the task of raising sheep.
The truth is, most of us have grown up in the Information Age. Lots of us spend most of our days in front of computers or in conference rooms. […]

Risky Business – Are There Options for Safer Banking?

Recently I got a nerdy-looking pair of reading glasses and I decided to read a super nerdy report just to get, well, the full nerd experience. The report popped up in an email and it promised to reveal “how banks are doing post-economic crisis”*.
Of course, many of us still keep  money in a bank and sometimes we worry about that.  Part of being prepared for emergencies means keeping a finger on the pulse of industries that we used to […]