“Last year when Hurricane Sandy came through it took out power to my home for 14 days. Stores ran out of food within 3 to 4 hours within a 400 mile radius and gas stations ran out of fuel within the hour and none we’re open for weeks. Your emergency kit with the burners and your buckets are the reason why my family had food for 4 weeks. It took that long to restock all the shelves in all […]
Announcing new products and reformulated recipes that eliminate transfats and reduce sodium.
Our dehydrated meals have always been different than anything-in-a-pinch MREs because we believe that emergency food doesn’t have to translate to bad food. As a result, our meals have always been good to eat – even if there’s no emergency. As food science evolves, our chefs (actual chefs) have been able to make even better food that’s even better for you.
We’re really excited to announce that we’ve tweaked […]
The Care and Feeding of Your Sump Pump Your sump pump is a lot like your pancreas; nobody thinks about it until it stops working. And, if it does stop working you’ll have to call a bunch of professionals and paying a really big bill. If your house has a basement you probably have a sump basin.
The sump basin is the collection point for rainwater or ground water (most basements east of the Rockies are dug below the waterline). […]
“We are Prepared! A few years ago we sat and discussed how we would survive. Since then we have purchased a nice supply of Wise products.
Personally, we were not in an emergency situation but what we did was go to our supply and donate to a family who had lost their home when unemployment completely ran out. They had 2 small children and no food. We found out they were too proud to go on assistance. This got them […]
Some websites are dangerous. You know those with a bunch of awesome items that you can get sucked in lose a few hours before you know it. Our Wise Prepper Pinterest page is like that for me, and I’ve found another one: Uncrate. Uncrate is a super slick website chock full of fascinating gadgets, and many of them will appeal to preppers. Okay, they are a little pricey, but here are some of our favorites:
Hanebrink All-Terrain Bike
This all terrain […]
Last year about this time we wrote about the then-new hurricane alert app from the Red Cross. In just a year, so much has changed. Social media has become an incredibly valuable tool for emergency management, personal safety and communication.
Even though major catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina and the terrorist attacks on September 11th aren’t that far behind us, technology has evolved at such lighting speed that we can’t help but wonder how many lives could have been saved or […]
With tornado and hurricane season in full swing, you’ll be reading and hearing about all sorts of emergency organizations. Why are there so many and what do they all do? It’s a fair question and it’s easy to get confused. Unfortunately, scam organizations also pop up every time there is a disaster so it pays to know whom you need to contact in case you find yourself in need of help. Here are the basics:
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
“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 […]
Your desktop or laptop computer likely contains critical information that helps you run your life. If you’re like most people, you’ve got photographs, financial records and other important files that you don’t want to lose. In an emergency, if you have time to evacuate, the family car is going to be stuffed with kids, suitcases, pets; you probably don’t have room for the desktop computer. If your home is struck by disaster, you’re in danger of losing all those […]
“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 […]