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 […]

Storing and Using Root Vegetables

The days of fresh summer fruits and vegetables are behind us yet again and it’s time to make friends with the root vegetable. Summer produce is tasty and decadent in a way that only fragile, temperamental things can be. Root vegetables, however, are dependable. They can last us through the winter with very little nurturing and with some creativity, you can go from slogging through another squash casserole to looking forward to it.
Storage
Storing root vegetables is easy. If you’re […]

Roger, CA

“My supply of Wise Company food came in real handy. In September, errors at an Arizona power plant caused blackouts as far west as my house in San Diego. While other folks were buying up everything from the grocery stores, my family and I lit candles and ate our food storage! I save propane, so we heated water and cooked our Wise emergency food packages that way.”
Roger, CA

Marie Osmond Partners with Wise Company as Company Spokesperson

On September 24th, Wise Company announced that its new national spokesperson is the one and only Marie Osmond. We have always admired Marie’s many talents, as well as her philanthropic endeavors. Her interest in Wise Company products is a true honor.
Even though she’s a super star, Marie personally appreciates the value of being prepared for any difficult situation, and like many women juggling career and family, she also understands the need to quickly and easily provide her family with […]

Staying Calm in Emergencies

Some people undergo amazing transformations in emergencies: They can make a solid plan and tell everyone what to do in calm voice. The rest of us freak out, yell and drop things. The good news is, the rest of us can learn the ability to stay calm in an emergency. Here are some tips from survival and medical experts:
Get educated. The number one thing you can do to stay calm is to be relatively confident that you know what […]