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Life can be unpredictable. There are certain events, momentous ones, which, you can’t avoid or prevent. But you can be prepared for whatever life brings your way, and Wise Company is here to help you face those challenges head on. Wise Company specializes in long-term food storage and dehydrated food—Wise offers healthy, real food that’s prepared in only a matter of minutes by adding a little water. Our line of freeze-dried and dehydrated entrees that are ready-made and affordable are perfect for both emergency preparedness, long-term storage and even for outdoor activities like camping and hiking. Wise provides affordable, delicious and high-quality dishes that are healthy and designed to last. From freeze-dried veggies and meats to gluten-free entrees, Wise offers a range of dependable, easy-to-make and healthy food items that will help your family prepare for their next trip to the great outdoors, or plan for nearly any possible emergency event. In addition to quality-prepared foods, Wise also carries an extensive line of emergency survival goods, which are perfect for do-it-yourself emergency kits. From fuel sources to high-end portable water filtration systems, Wise carries everything you would need for a survival or emergency kit. With Wise, we can help you to successfully prepare for emergency events of any kind.


You can't prevent certain events in life, but you can prepare for them. Life can be unpredictable. There are certain events, momentous ones, which, you can’t avoid or prevent. But you can be prepared for whatever life brings your way, and Wise Company is here to help you face those challenges head on. Wise Company specializes in long-term food storage and dehydrated food—Wise offers healthy, real food that’s prepared in only a matter of minutes by adding a little water. Our line of freeze-dried and dehydrated entrees that are ready-made and affordable are perfect for both emergency preparedness, long-term storage and even for outdoor activities like camping and hiking. Wise provides affordable, delicious and high-quality dishes that are healthy and designed to last. From freeze-dried veggies and meats to gluten-free entrees, Wise offers a range of dependable, easy-to-make and healthy food items that will help your family prepare for their next trip to the great outdoors, or plan for nearly any possible emergency event. In addition to quality-prepared foods, Wise also carries an extensive line of emergency survival goods, which are perfect for do-it-yourself emergency kits. From fuel sources to high-end portable water filtration systems, Wise carries everything you would need for a survival or emergency kit. With Wise, we can help you to successfully prepare for emergency events of any kind.


Yes it is necessary to store your dehydrated food in sealed containers, such as glass or plastic jars, or even zip-lock bags. The reason for this is that food will naturally absorb the water that is in the air around us, and once that water is re-absorbed, it can cause the food to spoil. Some herbs such as garlic do fine in a mesh bag, but only for a short time. If you are looking at long term storage, you definitely wanted to keep your dehydrated food in a sealed container.


You also have to remember that when eating dehydrated food, you have to drink plenty of water. The food will attempt to re-hydrate in your system, and so it will absorb the water from you body. If you’re not drinking plenty of fluids, it can dehydrate your body. This is assuming you’re not re-hydrating your food before eating, and it’s not so dehydrated it can’t re-hydrate.


Whether it’s a natural disaster, job loss, or accident, there are plenty of incidents that can make it difficult to obtain food. That’s where having an emergency food storage comes into play. By having an emergency food storage, you’ll have the food you need no matter what is happening around you. Choose from a wide variety of options, including fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, and more. Go ahead and shop by category, such as freeze-dried and dehydrated, or shop by brands such as Emergency Essentials® and Mountain House®. With these amazing products and unbeatable prices you can afford to pack your pantry and be prepared for just about anything life throws your way!


However what you don’t stop with dehydration is the natural enzymatic process that occurs in many foods. There is a specific enzyme called polyphenol oxidase, which is found in most foods, which when it comes in contact with air, such as occurs after slicing into an apple, potato, etc., results in your food turning brown. This enzyme is not deactivated when dehydrated, so it still does its job of turning your food brown, just more slowly. Usually there is nothing wrong with the food. But one might develop a mental block about eating something when you can’t tell if it is discolored due to spoilage or due to the enzyme activity. Not to mention that you could potentially be taking a risk of eating food that is spoiled. A final note about this enzyme is that it can also cause to food to taste bad, not just change the color. So it is better to inactivate this enzyme.


Save Money – Vacuum Seal Food and StoreDehydrated Food for the Long-Term Save Money – VacuumSeal Food and StoreDehydrated Foodfor the Long-Term It's important when food vacuum-sealing your fruit and vegetables that you have an 'oxypack' tucked inside your food vacuum-sealer bag or jar.  The little oxygen packs absorb oxygen and are readily available in different sizes, such as the 100cc, 300cc, and up. The reason for different sized oxygen packs depends upon what size container your dehydrated foods will be placed in.


Let's look at a couple of real life examples of good and poor food storage practices:About a year ago we got an unopened paper bag of white flour which had been stored at 70 degrees F, in a dry climate. It had been sitting for 3 years in a closet. It made fine looking bread but had such an 'old' and bad flavor that it was difficult to eat. For another example, a couple of years ago in the Puget Sound area we were given a 4 gallon can of wheat that had been stored up high in a garage for about 30 years. This part of the country is not as hot as some places, yet in the summers the average garage still gets up into the 90's. Even though wheat will store for 30+ years under good conditions, the bread from this particular wheat was very bad tasting and after a few batches we ended up throwing the wheat away (something I always dislike doing).The experts give brown rice a 6 month storage life because of all the oils in it that go rancid. Yet, Mr. Portela has been eating from a supply of brown rice that has been in his basement over 10 years. It is still wholesome! In another example, there is a family living near him who purchased a supply of food in #10 cans 30 years ago. Their basement hovers around 58 degrees F. After 28 years, Mr. Portela took a sample of many of these items to the Benson Institute at BYU to have it tested. The results can be seen at the bottom of Mr. Portela's welcome page. You will see everything tested had a 'good' to 'satisfactory' rating except for the eggs which had a 'minimum passing' rating. After 28 years I think it is most interesting that it passed at all. Mr. Portela tells me as 30 years have now passed, their storage is still in very good condition.The bottom line is even with the very best packaging methods, if you are planning on storing your food in a warm environment, it will only last a fraction of the time it would last if stored in a cool, dry place. It is important you also find a place where the temperature remains constant. Frequent temperature changes shorten storage life. If you don't have a cool place for your food storage, plan on rotating your storage quickly enough to prevent food loss.


So whether you’re looking for canned food storage, MREs, sprouting seeds, a wheat grinder, or a dehydrator, Emergency Essentials has it all. With a little preparation, plus some freeze dried and dehydrated food, you can build a strong food storage pantry of your own.


It can be difficult to find foods that are properly packaged for long-term storage. That’s where Emergency Essentials comes in. We stand by our packaging; we use BPA-free, food-grade plastics, double-enameled, stainless steel metal, and metallized bags that are air-tight and water-tight. Our freeze dried meals and dehydrated foods can last up to 25 years when kept in proper storage conditions (stand-alone pouches and MREs excepted). That means that unlike those cans of tuna fish and sardines, you don’t have to rotate your SuperPails, Emergency Essentials cans, and just-add-water meals. MREs and pouches not stored in airtight buckets have a shelf life of around 7 years if kept in proper storage conditions.