Nancy, WV

“Last year we had a terrible storm come through our state. The destruction it caused was state wide and was felt by everyone in one form or another. As we ran for safety into our home the lights flickered and went out. We had no way of knowing that this was going to be our lifestyle for the next few weeks. After turning on our battery radio we learned that it was a storm of huge proportions and hundreds […]


Trent, NJ

“After Hurricane Sandy hit, our home lost power for 5 days. We had Wise emergency food, clean pots and pans and a fireplace with plenty of max logs. We were put into a situation where we needed to use the rations of food that we had purchased from Wise Company.
Surprisingly, they were very easy to prepare. We heated water over the fire until it boiled. At this point we took the pot out of the fire and poured the […]


Shannon, PA

“I have a small supply of Wise Company food on hand, I purchase 3 day kits when I can afford to and keep them in backpacks filled with other emergency supplies for “just in case” situations .
In October 2012 hurricane Sandy hit the east coast I thought I was in a good spot and safe in the Pocono mountains but the winds hit us hard. A ton of trees went down in my area cutting off the power and […]


Barbara, OH

“Just wanted to share our story about our Wise food storage. Our son is in the Army and was on deployment. He called us and told us that sometimes he and his buddies were not always able to make it to the chow hall due to the operations they were performing. We got the Wise meals boxed up and sent out in a goodie box. The next phone call we got, he told us how much better they were […]


Steve, CA

“I have been working for a company for 5 years. One Friday, they unexpectedly let 95% of their workforce go. I wasn’t worried as I had always been hired immediately after looking for a job. One week, turned into two, two weeks turned into a month, a month turned into a year without a job. I had to feed my wife and 3 daughters, all while keeping the house, car, large credit card bill, etc… I am so glad […]


FEMA Institute Self-Study

Did you know that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers free classes? The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers emergency management training for emergency management professionals, government employees and the general public. As part of the National Preparedness Goal, their free online independent study program offers self-paced courses in nine “mission areas”:

Incident Management
Operational Planning
Disaster Logistics
Emergency Communications
Service to Disaster Victims
Continuity Programs
Public Disaster Communications
Integrated Preparedness
Hazard Mitigation


Class titles include:

Intro to Hazardous Materials
A Citizen’s Guide to Disaster Assistance
Animals in Disasters
Diversity Awareness
Orientation to FEMA […]


Shanon, AZ

“I am a 33 year old, stay at home mom with four children. We heard great things about your product a few years ago and after tasting some samples, we fell in love and wanted to start building a better supply. We even ask our parents for your food storage every year for Christmas!! Our extended family and friends have now tried and also loved your products. We have not had any emergencies luckily yet but we have loved […]


Patrick, NJ

“Hurricane Sandy has hit New York and New Jersey. Crazy fights over gas and shoving matches in grocery stores have broken out.
We are well prepared and well fed thanks to Wise.
I just walked to mile to a local grocery store for some things we “wanted”. Seeing the veneer of civility peeled away was less than pleasant but not surprising. People not far from here are eating out of dumpsters or not at all. There have been three hour gas […]


Preppers on Pinterest

Sometimes we ask you to trust us a minute in our blog posts and this is one of those times. You see, if you’re not already on Pinterest, we want you to consider joining.
Pinterest is a content sharing website that allows members to “pin” images and videos to “pinboards” they create on different topics. Membership is free, all you have to do is sign up here. After you sign up you too can create “boards” that relate to things […]


Scott, MA

“Two back to back events proved that planning and preparation goes a long way to ensure your family is not only safe, but relatively happy during difficult times. In the Northeast we are usually good with snow storms, but a hurricane followed a few weeks later by a very early snow storm was unusual.
First, Irene paid us a visit knocking out our power for 4 days, then about a month later we got hit with an October snow storm […]