“I had never heard of emergency food storage until after going through Hurricane Katrina. I started doing research about what was best for long term storage and came across Wise Comany. I ordered my family (over the course of 4 years, now) enough food to last us for a little over 2 years in an emergency situation. My plan was for another Katrina. But since the economy has collapsed and all our income comes from […]
It seems like everybody is headed to the back yard for salad these days! Foraging is a great skill to cultivate. Now that it’s gaining popularity, there is even more information out there about how to do it well and how to do it safely. If you’re ready to forage for dinner or for a salad to go with your tasty Wise entrée (eh-hem), here are some tips:
Be sure you know what you’re eating
The first rule of foraging is […]
There comes a time in life when you realize that trying to give directions using “right” and “left” is confusing and ineffective. It’s especially ineffective if you’re trying to navigate outside of an urban area. Learning to read a compass and to build compass terms into your vocabulary is a critical survival skill.
Direction 101: Cardinal, intercardinal and secondary intercardinal points
The four main points, or cardinal points, on a compass are North, South, East and West. There are four intercardinal […]
“I am a mother of four. We received a Wise emergency food kit before an ice storm hit our area. Of course at the time of receiving the kit, we really didn’t think that it was going to be of use to us, just a precaution.
We were terribly wrong. The ice was inches thick on the electrical lines, which caused several to break under the weight. Our home was on that grid. We were without power for days, having […]
“In my husband, John, was in an accident. For us, it constituted a big, fat, hairy emergency.
Fortunately, at about the same time, I phoned Wise Foods and received a selection of entrees, fruit and vegetable side dishes with sauces and breakfasts. There was a great variety, so neither of us got burned out, important during an emergency.
Instead of spending hours in the kitchen and grocery store, I was able to spend just minutes […]
“We haven’t had a disaster here in Austin lately, but I was deployed to Long Island for the Sandy Hurricane disaster. I’m glad I packed several Wise meals as the food that was available to us was not always the most nutritious. Thanks to Wise I was able to have enjoyable and delicious meals and make the deployment bearable.
The other day a friend of ours said she found a beautiful, fuzzy caterpillar on one of her tomato plants. It looked so soft she said it was almost impossible not to touch it. But something told her not to. It’s a good thing she listened to that little voice because her visitor was a puss caterpillar – underneath its fuzz are poison barbs that can cause severe pain plus headaches, swollen lymph nodes, shock, nausea and vomiting. Puss […]
“I have had to use my emergency food storage during a layoff. Because of that experience I chose to augment my food storage with Wise food products. Wise Foods are complete and convenient with an extended shelf life. Rotation of food has always been problematic for me and I hate wasting food. When I consider buying food that goes to waste, then buying more to replace it, having long term Wise Food storage actually ends up being less expensive. […]
New smartphone apps are rolling out all the time and it can be difficult to keep up or sort out what is useful for emergencies. Here are our top ten favorite apps – right now anyway!
Life360 Family Locator lets you send and receive check-ins (whether during an emergency or not) and take part in private family chats. (Free)
iTriage helps you evaluate your symptoms and find (and book) a doctor if you need to. (Free)
Army Survival Guide is based on […]
Whiskey, Tango, Bravo
If you’re not in the military you probably only hear people use the phonetic alphabet in movies. The phonetic alphabet may seem like useless knowledge, but it’s not – everyone concerned about being prepared in an emergency situation should know it. Technically it’s called the “International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet” and it was developed to avoid confusion between speakers of different languages. In emergency situations it can be used to communicate clearly over bad connections or in times […]