Welcome to BabySteps Checklist #6. The first long term item we are going to be covering is grains. Wheat is the most commonly stored grain so we’ll be learning to use it first. For this checklist we will be learning about, purchasing, and actually cooking with wheat. We will also be buying something from your Non-Food Items list. And of course we are constantly staying on top of building and replenishing our Three Month Food Supply.
Here is your introduction to the wonderful world of wheat! Why is wheat such a big staple in the world of food storage? Well, if you store wheat and just a few other basic cooking ingredients you can make a WIDE variety of foods such as breads, tortillas, wheat grass, pasta, cakes, puddings, cookies, waffles, biscuits, muffins, crackers, and more! Not only that but wheat is inexpensive and VERY healthy, it’s definitely the “staff of life”.
Purchase 50 lbs of wheat
- Thrive Life: Hard White Wheat | Hard Red Wheat
- Emergency Essentials: Hard White Wheat | Hard Red Wheat | Soft White Wheat
- Honeyville Grain: White Wheat | Red Wheat
Purchase a 6 month supply of toilet paper
- Measure your usage for a week and times it by 25 to get an approximate amount
- We recommend using a service like Deals to Meals to find the lowest prices
Purchase something from your 3 month supply list
- Stock up on sale items, buy some things in bulk, or pick up a few extras items each shopping trip
- Don’t forget to check Deals to Meals for what’s on sale this week!
Educate yourself on WHEAT and/or on alternatives to wheat if you have allergies
- Read our article All About Wheat to learn about types of wheat and benefits of storing wheat
- If you are allergic to wheat, read about Alternatives to Wheat for food storage
- For more allergy tips read our article on Food Storage and Allergies
Try some of these great recipes using wheat flour (buy some flour to practice with if necessary)
- Whole Wheat Pizza was one of the first things Julie learned how to make with her wheat
- Blender Wheat Pancakes are easy to make with wheat kernels (no grinder required)
Read 7 Great Ways to Use Wheat WITHOUT a Wheat Grinder if you don’t have a grinder yet
Update your 3 month supply inventory sheet of what foods you already have stored
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