Storage Food Smack Down
I got an email last night from a public relations firm discussing a new study released by Mountain House that allegedly showed that their products had far less oxygen in them than Wise Food Storage products. The email had a chart and everything.
Now, for a time in my misspent youth, I studied advertising and PR in college and did an internship with a marketing firm. I looked at this information from that standpoint... Why were they focusing solely on Wise? Why not look at other storage food manufacturers? Who did the testing, and what is their background? Why test (or report) only on oxygen levels? Was this comparing apples to apples or to oranges? In short, it just struck me as "funny."
Two of my sponsors, Directive 21 and Essential Packs, are Wise Food Storage dealers. I gave Jeff "The Berkey Guy" Gleason of Directive 21 a call, and he told me that Wise had responded and that he had the information on the blog at his site. Instead of me interviewing him and redoing what has already been done, I'll just link to the information that he posted, which includes the press releases both from Mountain House and from Wise. I'd encourage you to check out the information for yourself. As for me, I have some Wise in my food storage and I plan to have more in the future.
It's been bad enough lately that we've had to be on the lookout for face eating bath salt zombies, but there has been a rash of bizarre animal attacks over the past couple days too.
Maryland woman attacked by rabid deer
Oregon man gets the plague from a cat
Virginia girls attacked by a beaver
Alligator on the loose in Detroit River
SC Wind Tunnel
This giant wind tunnel in South Carolina is used to subject building materials and styles to simulated natural disasters ranging from hurricanes to fires to hail storms.