Wednesday, June 25, 2008

If you want more to eat than whole wheat kernels when disaster strikes, you should start here...

Your food storage should be part of your pantry. Here's a fancy illustration to make my point:

You need to haul your food storage up from your icky crawl space and use it. This means opening up a can, setting it on your shelf and using it everyday. A very easy way to start is to grind some of your wheat (a hand grinder will do the trick, but unless you prefer cakes and pastries to be the consistency of bricks, you better start saving now for a good one) and start throwing it into everything that requires flour and none will be the wiser. Experiment with bread, pancakes, muffins, etc., and voila, not only will you start making a dent into your massive wheat supply, but it won't go to waste-and-the added nutrition will make your eyes sparkle! Periodically, add other food storage items into your diet such as powdered, milk, beans, and honey (did you know that you can substitute honey for any sugar in a recipe and it has only 1/3 of the calories of the leading refined white stuff?) . Besides, you really don't want to rely on a food that you have never before used during a disaster (Did you know that if you're not used to eating a lot of wheat, you can develop an allergy to it- and- a study showed that many people under stressful situations would rather starve than eat food that is unfamiliar?). Yikes! Lets get it together already. So lets start at the very begining, a very good place to start.....

1 comment:

Chuck & Kathy said...

After tossing out years of dehydrated food storage [the only thing we use was the fruit medley for our "morning oaties". Ah, we used two things from our storage. All that TVP didn't really work. Soooo the "pantry" idea makes sense. I really see the value in what the church recommends as the foundation. After seeing what the recipes were like & your demo I got recommitted. Your suggestion to become an expert in one thing first then move on to the next was a very useful idea. I've been researching the healthy benefits of wheat grass other uses for sprouting. One of the things I read about wheat grass which I've done before is that it is most closest to the bodys plazma and is a great blood purifier. Anyway the wisdom of our leaders to store what we eat becomes more relavant as I discover the true health benefits of wheat and from this blog I see the added value of honey.