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In my early days of prepping I remember reading article after article on hard red wheat and storing plenty of it. I was a chef for many years so the idea of grinding flour and putting it to use was no big deal to me.
I couldn’t help but think about all the other people who were reading the articles, buying the whole wheat and finding themselves stuck with a product they were unsure how to use. There is a lot more to do with wheat than you might think.
Let’s talk about how to use that stored wheat in times of need.
You can take the grain, as is and simmer it in water. The whole grain has protein and some great nutrients as well as powerful fiber that helps your body in many ways. Our diets are so fluffy and processed that we need that good fiber in our life.
You can lightly grind or crack the wheat and combine it with things like oats, quinoa and make a delicious mixed grain cereal. This is a great means of adding powerful grains like quinoa to your diet and your prepper pantry.
Doughs and Bread
One of the most powerful things to consider as a prepper is how to make different types of dough. Making dough, of course, involves flour. You need to have a grinder to make that wheat into flour.
Once you have flour you are going to be able to do all sorts of things with that flour. You can make everything from pasta to cupcakes to bread. It’s a big deal. Flour has floated our civilizations for a long time.
Bread in its leavened and unleaved forms has been the vehicle for our survival. There is no reason that it shouldn’t be part of your prepper pantry.