Why Wise Food Storage?

Smart Packaging#

This unique packaging adds value to Wise meals by protecting them better and making them easier to store and easier to prepare.

Nitrogen-Flushed Pouch
These ready-made meals are packed in airtight NITROGEN PACKED pouches. The unique packaging process removes the majority of the residual oxygen by immediately packing nitrogen into the mylar bag. This in turn simplifies the preparation process by not having to first locate and then remove an oxygen absorber from each individual pouch.

Mylar Family-Size 4-Serving Foil Pouch
This unique packaging also adds incredible value to Wise products by making it easier to store, eat, and further prolong the shelf life of each individual meal. Unlike a #10 can, which must be consumed within a short period of time after opening, Wise packages each meal in its own separate mylar pouch, thus eliminating waste. It's basically a flexible tin can that gives you the ability to eat what you want, when you want.

Square Plastic Container and Grab-and-Go Handle
We take the safe-keeping of your food a step further by adding another layer of security placing these 4-serving pouches into compact, 4-gallon, square buckets that are very easy to stack and store. Wise food storage is more compact and takes significantly less space than other food storage types. And because the buckets are small and light, even children are able to grab and carry a month's supply of food, if needed. The buckets themselves are a useful tool in emergency situations - use them for water, storage, seating, digging, hauling or disposing of waste, etc.

Stackable Design
Each container is notched on the bottom to ensure stackability. In no more space than a washer and dryer takes up, you can store enough ready-made meals to feed a family of 6 for a full year.

Resealable Pull Tab Lid
Have you ever tried to open the lid of a 5-gallon bucket typically used for food storage? As you know it can be a real pain. Wise's unique bucket contains an easy-to-open, easy-to-close re-sealable pull tab lid.

25 Year Shelf Life#

Wise Company' ready-made meals are packed in airtight NITROGEN PACKED pouches, and then encased in durable plastic containers. This unique packaging process removes the majority of the residual oxygen through a vacuum oxygen removal and nitrogen flushing practice.

Wise Company ready-made meals carry a shelf life of 25 years, with absolutely no rotation needed. That's 25 years without the stress of wondering if your family will have enough good, usable food when emergency strikes.

Because our entrees won't need to be rotated every few years like other food storage products, buying Wise Emergency Entrees will save you thousands of dollars long-term as the cost of food keeps going up. By investing in Wise meals you will again be saving thousands of dollars over the years. In an emergency, food may be worth more than diamonds or gold.

Great Taste

Wise's variety of entrees and breakfasts are not only hearty and nutritious, but also delicious! Professional chefs have created menu items that both adults and children will love. Each meal is made up of both freeze-dried and or dehydrated components and carefully sealed in its 4-serving mylar pouch. You can be sure that when it's re-hydrated and heated, it will have the same enticing taste and aroma as the day it was first prepared.


Freeze-Dry and Dehydration Process

Wise food storage takes a unique and innovative approach to long-term food storage and emergency preparedness. The ready-made entrees include both freeze-dried and dehydrated components, depending upon the food component.

Through extensive evaluation, research and testing, both freeze-dried and dehydrated products have been combined together to ensure optimal taste, texture and nutritional value. Expensive ingredients such as peas, carrots and other vegetables are generally freeze-dried. Other ingredients like noodles and onions actually taste better when dehydrated.

By utilizing both freeze-dried and dehydrated food, these ready-made meals are guaranteed to be fresh when reconstituted even after 25 or more years, if kept in optimal conditions.

Freeze-Dried and Dehydrated Advantages:

    Food maintains its original flavor, shape, color, and texture
    Food retains its nutritional value
    Food is condensed in size
    With nearly all its water extracted, food is extremely light weight
    With addition of water, food is quickly and completely reconstituted
    Wise customers enjoy peace of mind because of the food's long shelf life

The Freeze-Dry Process
In freeze-drying, the product is first flash frozen and then placed in a vacuum drying chamber. This process removes 98% of the water and moisture without affecting the taste, color, form or nutritional value of the food item.

The Dehydration Process
In dehydration, food product moves through a drying chamber where air removes the moisture from the food. This occurs at low temperatures so that the nutritional profile stays intact.

Easy to Prepare - Just Add Water!

With Wise Company preparing your meal is easy and quick. By just adding water and waiting 12 to 15 minutes you have a hearty, tasty and nutritious meal when you need it most.

Minimal Storage Area

Typical food storage can take an incredible amount of space to store- space that many families don't have. With Wise food storage, you can store enough freeze-dried meals to feed a family of 6 for a full year in the space of a washer and dryer.

Real Food... Real Meals!

We offer a wide variety of great- tasting gourmet food storage meals that your family will love to eat! These ready-made meals are prepared in minutes by just adding water! All of our meals are healthy, vegetarian-based and, most importantly, easy to prepare and serve. We are confident that once you try one of our delicious breakfasts and or entrees you'll be a believer. Finally . . . dependable, simple and affordable food storage that will meet your family's needs for many years to come.

Long Terms Food Storage Kits#

Wise Company simplifies the process of choosing the food storage package that best fits your needs. Standard meal packages provide your family with 4 adult servings of one of our tasty breakfasts or entrees, which also translates into servings for a family of 2 adults and 4 kids or 3 adults and 2 kids.

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Where should I store my Wise Food? This depends upon where you live. Meals made up of both freeze-dried and dehydrated components are affected by temperature, moisture and light. Optimal storage conditions for our meals are in cool, dry places.

How much water will I need? On average, each individual serving requires 1 cup of water.

Do I have to use boiling water? Hot water speeds up the process of reconstitution. Wise meals will be ready to eat more quickly when hot water is used. However, many of the meals can be re-hydrated and ready to eat with any temperature of water.

How are the meals packaged? 100% of our meals are packaged in mylar pouches that each hold 4 adult servings. These pouches are then arranged in durable polyethylene buckets for easy storage. Please see our Smart Packaging link.

How long do the meals last in storage? Up to 25 years. For optimal storage life it is suggested that food be stored in a cool, dry place, such as a basement room temperatures of 55 to 60 degrees .

How much food should we have stored for our family? The needs of each family are different. The Urban Homemaker believes that your emergency food supply needs should come from Whole Grains for baking bread, your Canned Fruits and Vegetables from prior years and long term Dehydrated and Freeze Dried foods. Shopping from your own pantry in this way delivers what we feel is the best balance of nutrition and taste. Plan a minimum of 3 servings per day for each adult. Children will normally require less due to their size. If you think strenuous activity may be in your future (cleaning up from a hurricane, tornado, flood or earthquake), plan for additional servings as you will be burning higher than normal calories per day due to the activity.