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Hard red wheat is one of those weird prepper things that comes up when you get into this thing. Never in your whole life, in most cases, have you ever even heard of hard red wheat. You might not even think of wheat as something hard.
To most Americans, wheat is nothing but flour. Wheat is a powdery white or brownish-grey substance that we use to bake things with.
Wheat is so much more. In its hard germ state, it has some fiber and some protein in it. Before it’s refined and bleached, wheat is a powerful little kernel. It can be boiled and eaten as is.
Storing wheat for survival is a great way to develop food security. Things like rice, wheat, and corn are great foods to store in buckets for a disaster.
The wheat you store in its whole form can simmer with other grains and eaten or it can be eaten on its own. You can use lentils, wheat, and quinoa to make a delicious little grain bowl that contains protein.
Whole wheat will last a very long time if it’s stored in mylar bags, with oxygen absorbers and closed up in a 5-gallon bucket.
INvesting in a wheat grinder is a very important part of long term food storage. I have heard people recommend that you can grind wheat between bricks, worst-case scenario. Dont be in that position. You can get a good wheat grinder by saving up some money for one month.
Get a manual grinder and you will be able to make your own flour from that hard wheat. Dont put this off. This is going to make a big difference in how you utilize that corn or that wheat that you are storing.
DOnt forget, if you aren’t a baker, well, its time to become one.