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. Click the link to read the whole piece.
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.
For an excellent book that thoroughly covers wheat for survival, get How to Live on Wheat, by John Hill.