Angie, IN

“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 […]

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Hazel, TX

“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 […]

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Larry, TX

“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.
Larry, TX

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Poisonous Insects

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 […]

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RJ, UT

“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. […]

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New Top 10 Prepper Apps

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 […]

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Emergency Communication: Phonetic Alphabet and Morse code

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 […]

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William, MI

“Last year, we had a weather anomaly here in Southwestern Michigan, knocking out electrical power for more than three days. In the last several years, I have purchased numerous emergency food buckets from Wise Company for just such an occurrence or the possibility of another massive terrorist attack. It was going into winter, cold and windy following the storm that damaged electrical equipment.
I bought a single burner camping stove and boiling a half-gallon of water to prepare Wise Company […]

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Sean, WI

“In April, my wife and I traveled from Iowa to Colorado for a wedding and to do some camping. We had planned on staying in a cabin at State Forrest State Park with family. Instead of buying numerous bags of groceries we decided to take our Wise Emergency Food bucket to save some space. The Wise dehydrated foods were fantastic and very filling and were a hit among our family members. We realized that not only are Wise foods […]

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Vertical Farming

We’ve written about urban farming before and took note when some crazy vertical farming pictures started popping up on our Pinterest page. It sure didn’t take long for vertical farming to go mainstream!  Of course, Preppers love vertical farming. You can grow a large amount of food in a small space and use recycled materials. What’s not to love?
Vertical farms grow plants from floor to ceiling or on multiple stories of a structure. On a large scale, there are […]

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