We’ve had a lot of questions about freeze-dried food, so we figured we’d go directly to the source and let Mike Malmrose from Wise Company answer them for you. Your freeze-dried food is labeled as having up to a 25 year shelf life. What factors affect that? This depends upon where you live. Wise products are made of both freeze-dried and dehydrated components and are affected by temperature, moisture, oxygen and light. Optimal storage conditions for our foods are in cool,… Read More »

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Home security isn’t just a category of electronic devices than can help you monitor and secure your property. It’s a whole philosophy—a way of thinking about your personal property and preparing your family for a range of intrusions. Ultimately, creating a truly secure home environment requires a balance of two objectives. You need to have the right resources on hand, but you also need to promote an atmosphere of vigilance. This balance is the best way to ensure that everyone… Read More »

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Body armor can provide you with protection against a surprising number of threats. Most Preppers will not consider body armor, despite it being an incredibly accessible piece of equipment that can save your life in a range of scenarios. The main benefit of a bullet resistant vest is its resistance to bullets, unsurprisingly, but it can also protect against a number of things that could otherwise cause you a fatal injury. As any good Prepper knows, a weapon of any… Read More »

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Winter can present a unique challenge to the outdoor enthusiast. With frigid temperatures and unpredictable weather disasters — from blizzards to avalanches — it’s best to be prepared for anything. As winter weather moves in, you don’t have to be relegated to indoor activities for the next several months. Incorporate these wilderness survival tips into your usual habits to have a safe and fun outdoor winter excursion. Use the Buddy System There’s safety in numbers. Avoid the common, foolhardy mistake… Read More »

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(Be sure to check out part one and part two of this series!) All of your preparation and boring administrative work is about to pay off now that you’re actually getting ready to run your event. In this article we’ll talk about event flow and how to keep people from falling asleep in their seats as well as getting contact information and setting the momentum for the next event. This part should be the most fun of all the work… Read More »

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