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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wheat for Survival–How Do You Get Started?

Wheat.Image via Wikipedia

Original Article

What’s more basic than wheat as a survival food? If you’re not familiar with wheat as a storage food, check out an article on wheat in the July-August 2011 “Backwoods Home Magazine.”
It’s a great little primer on the different kinds of wheat as well as how to store and use it. An excerpt is below.


By Charles Sanders
There are few foods and crops that homesteaders consider as essential as wheat. In these days of pasty loaves of over processed “store-bought” bread, the mere phrase “whole wheat” evokes thoughts of wholesomeness, healthfulness, and quality.

It shouldn’t be too surprising to learn that wheat is the most important and widely-grown grain crop in the world. It is also the best type of grain to use for bread making — and this comes from an old country boy who has eaten his share of bread! Indeed, this life-giving grain can be made into hundreds of nutritious breads and other foods. It is deserving of that number one spot on the food scale. It is equally deserving of a prominent spot in the homesteader’s larder.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. 1-800-835-2418.

One of the sources for purchasing wheat mentioned in the article is Emergency Essentials. Click the Superpails link on their site.

You can also buy organic wheat from Miller’s Grain House. Mention DestinySurvival when you order.
For an excellent little book that thoroughly covers the subject of wheat, click on the image of How to Live on Wheat below and order from To hear my interview with John Hill, the book’s author, listen to the February 3, 2011 DestinySurvival Radio.

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