If you’re just starting to create an emergency preparation plan and gather supplies, it can seem overwhelming. It’s hard to know where to start, how much to store and what kind of emergencies to prepare for. Some of our favorite TV shows, like Doomsday Preppers and Doomsday Castle, feature people who dedicate a significant portion of their time and finances to being prepared for anything. We can learn a lot from dedicated preppers; however, you don’t necessarily need to invest in a bunker to be prepared for many emergencies!
Ensuring you have enough supplies to get you through a short-term emergency doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, we have several ready-made kits designed just for this purpose. These kits contain water or a water purifier, basic supplies for hygiene and first aid, basic supplies for staying warm and keeping dry, Wise Company dehydrated meals, and more – all in a wheeled duffel or lightweight backpack. We even throw in a deck of playing cards. Our emergency survival kits are suitable for families, kids going to college (or graduating from college), couples who are starting a new life together, and even senior citizens who want to remain independent. (We love giving these handy survival kits as graduation and wedding presents because it’s likely to be one of the most useful gifts in the pile.)
Everybody is on a budget, and it’s easy to put off buying emergency supplies when there’s not an emergency. Our survival kits start at just $69.99 per person (with discounts when you buy more than one). Kids going off to college can stash these backpacks in their cars or dorm rooms, they’re the perfect size to stow in a boat or RV and there are enough supplies to last for five days. That’s pretty cheap for peace of mind.
Once you have the basic supplies to get through a short-term emergency, you can take a little more time to build a supply stash for longer-term emergencies. One of the best ways to do this is to watch for our periodic sales on freeze-dried and dehydrated meal kits that can be safely stored for up to 25 years. Our kits contain from one month to a full year of meals for one person or an entire family.