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 […]

Natural Disaster Map of the U.S.

News headlines announce what seems like a disaster de jour lately, with the Colorado Floods, and California Wildfires taking center stage so far this fall. We all know that certain regions of the country are more susceptible to certain types of natural disasters than others, but graphics like this bring the reality into sharp focus. “Wow! That could’ve been you, or me,” we think as we run our eyes across the landscape of nature’s terrifyingly powerful possibilities.
One thing this […]

Burglar Proofing

Having your home burgled (yes, that’s a real word) is traumatic even if you have insurance to cover what’s stolen or the thieves don’t make off with much. Protecting your safety and sense of security is even more important than protecting your stuff.  During an emergency or power outage, thieves can take advantage of downed security systems, overwhelmed law enforcement and blackouts, so take some time to make sure your home and outbuildings are secure. Here are some tips […]

Howard, CA

“I’m in a dwindling industry business-wise, and things are getting tighter and tighter at my house. My kids have really made some sacrifices to pitch in, but food is harder to budget for. I bought some Wise emergency more than a year back, for disaster preparedness, and we’ve actually pulled some entrees out of the bucket to help with our budget.
It’s not over, this tough situation, but our Wise food storage supply is definitely helping us through it. […]