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Be “Wise”, Eat Well Even When There is An Emergency

Three dishes from Wise Foods. We tried the lasagna and it was very good! We just added boiled water and feasted on a cold day on the mountain on hot tasty food.
Three dishes from Wise Foods. We tried the lasagna and it was very good! We just added boiled water and feasted on a cold day on the mountain on hot tasty food.
APtravelnews-October 19th, Crossville, TN.—“Be Wise Be Ready” is the way the Wise Company, a freeze dry food packaging and food storage group starts off their catalogue of fruits, vegetables, meats and various supplements packaged in bulk and individual packages lets you in on their great products. Survival expert Brian Brawdy says “Don’t face your next emergency on an empty stomach” and I say the dishes are very tempting and real. The products last for many years and when needed just add water. They have heat and water source on-the-go items as well. Barb and I got three packages to try: Savory Stroganoff-pasta with onions, mushrooms and beef flavor in a creamy sauce, Creamy pasta and vegetable Rotini, and cheesy lasagna. On these dishes we just boiled water and the extended shelf life, emergency recommended quick cook dishes provided 2-4 servings. So far we had the Cheesy Lasagna for 2 bag and it was very good!
Frankly, with or without current events sounding so ominous, anyone should consider having a supply of healthy, easy dishes on hand that last so long on the shelf, survival room, backpack, boat, etc. According to the CDC a person can last 30-days without food before they expire, 4-days without water. However, after a day or two without either you would be going down-hill and suffering all the way. Your survival window of opportunity shrinking by the hour, until even if you’re alive after a long time, you probably wouldn’t have the energy to assist in your own rescue.
Check them out at: www.wisefoodstorage.com 800-393-2570

Click-It Hot–Use It Cold, a Hit at (SEOPA) South Eastern Outdoor Press Association

The Click-It Hot, Use It Cold booth at the South Eastern Press Association 50th Anniversary Conference at Fontana     Lakes Resort.
Big interest at the Click-It Hot, Use It Cold booth at the South Eastern Press Association 50th Anniversary Conference at Fontana
Lakes Resort.

APtravelnews-Oct. 11th, Fontana Lake Resort, N.C.–For the first time Click-It Hot Use It Cold attended an Outdoor Writers Conference. Company personnel President, Dennis McAlister, Rick Voight   from the Simplicity Group and yours truly Bob and Barb introduced this new supporting member to the hundreds gathered at the Break-Out-Day show and tell,  where they got the chance to meet outdoor writers from all over the Southern States and demonstrate and explain all about their excellent Click-It Hot–Use it Cold heating and cooling pads.

The big question asked by all writers and other media groups such as TV and Radio, Blog Posters and other companies representatives was: “can you use it again and again-are the units reusable after the first initial use to heat up to 130 degrees in 5-seconds, stay hot for those cold days and cool for the hot ones.”  The answer: a resounding yes, yes and yes! Barb and I love this product and we are so enamored of its simplicity and usefulness for all the outdoor pursuits, but also as a medical saver device too! Arthritis need it hot, a wound that swells, use it cold. For additional information go:  www.ClickitHot.com 

Thomas MacAulay from BPI Outdoors wearing a back and abdomen Mossy Oak pad 5-in one use it heating and or cooling unit! Great for hunters, ice fisherman, back pain sufferers, etc.
Thomas MacAulay from BPI Outdoors and CVI Black Powder Rifles, wearing a back and abdomen Mossy Oak pad-the 5-in one use it heating and or cooling unit! Great for hunters, ice fisherman, back pain sufferers, boaters, kayak and canoer’s, etc. Frankly, from our experience with this product, don’t leave home without it either as a smaller hand warmer item or the big sets as well! 

 

Sendero, A Knife For All Seasons in the Outdoors!

This Sendero Bush Knife is not a whittler, but you can shave with it and of course skin anything! One tough, hand-friendly knife!
This Sendero Bush Knife is not a whittler, but you can shave with it and of course skin anything! One tough, hand-friendly knife!

APtravelnews-September 14th– Goose Holler’ Farm, Crossville, TN.—From a time when man used sharp edged stone and wood as knives and tools, all the way up and through the bronze age and the into the iron age, knives and swords evolved and were shaped world-wide by craftsmen who shaped and honed their knives as they continued to hone their skills as well. Finally, I found a knife at a reasonable cost that is a true lifetime heirloom candidate for an outdoors man, or woman. White River Knife and Tool located in Coopersville, MI creates this 8.25 inch Sandero Bush Knife of a Jerry Fisk Design . With the knife In my hand and in my wife’s as well, this knife feels like a natural extension  of a tool that will make you smile, The heft is solid and comfortable-lots of ergonomics besides its precision ground, hand finished  and leather honed blade went into this knife. The sheath is made of U.S.A. Made Leather and Mr. Fisk describes this knife as “the best overall “using design”  I have made in an outdoor knife.” White River Knives collaborated with Master Blade smith, Jerry Fisk, MS in the design and field testing of these Sendero Knives. The blade length is 3.6 inches with an overall length as mentioned of 8.25 inches in length.  The Blade steel is CPM S30V and its blade hardness is 59 HRC.  Frankly, I love this knife and hopefully it will remain with me all the days of my life as I continue to hunt and fish in the wilds of America. Contact: whiteriverknives.com  1-800-353-7343

There are more than 9 different models of White River Knives plus, several handle colors and materials  of many of these knives. I guess White River Knife and Tool has the knife for just about every outdoor cutting endeavor anyone would wish to use them for.P1020989P1020990

Yes, I whittled this hand ax, but I love this knife even if its not a whittler, its a world class Bush knife!
Yes, I whittled this hand ax, but I love this knife even if its not a whittler, its a world class Bush knife!