Wheat for Survival–How Do You Get Started?

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.
http://www.backwoodshome.com 1-800-835-2418.

For an excellent little book that thoroughly covers the subject of wheat, get How to Live on Wheat, by John Hill.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

2 thoughts on “Wheat for Survival–How Do You Get Started?”

  1. Wheat gets a lot of attention (and for good reason) but I would encourage beginning readers to focus their food storage on the foods they eat now and only work to store wheat–and other long term foods–when it becomes logical to do so. And, as the author suggests, understand what to do with wheat and how to do it now should you choose to store it.

    1. Yes, as James Talmage Stevens, a.k.a. Doctor Prepper, says, Store what you eat and eat what you store.

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