Archive for ' Wheat & Grains'

November Skill of the Month: Other Uses for Wheat Berries Posted:November 07, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

November Skill of the Month: Other Uses for Wheat Berries

Guest post by RightWingMom, our Skill of the Month editor. Many preppers are becoming experts at grinding their own wheat berries and baking warm delicious bread.  While this is a wonderful comfort food, wheat berries are [...]

When it comes to wheat, don’t feed your famly poison Posted:January 24, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

When it comes to wheat, don’t feed your famly poison

Last week’s Action Step was a recommendation to find a good source of wheat and stock up.  A reader made the comment that buying wheat from feed stores was a bad idea because of pesticides.  I [...]

Action Step: Find a local wheat source & stock up Posted:January 19, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Action Step: Find a local wheat source & stock up

There’s a reason why survival minded people buy wheat and not flour.  Wheat has a shelf life of decades, while flour is only good for a year or so.  Even if you’ve never ground wheat to [...]

The Wondermill Junior:  It can do anything! Posted:May 11, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

The Wondermill Junior: It can do anything!

I think it wasn’t until I’d purchased my eighth bucket of wheat that it suddenly dawned on me that I had no way to grind it.  Buying the wheat was the easy part!  Figuring out what [...]

January Skill of the Month:  Bread-Baking Posted:January 03, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

January Skill of the Month: Bread-Baking

January launches a new feature at TheSurvivalMom blog: Skill of the Month.  Each month I’ll post a new skill that should be in the repertoire of every SurvivalMom.  Newbies can learn the basics and report their [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP:  Be Careful What You Grind Posted:December 31, 2010 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Be Careful What You Grind

Lately, I’ve received several questions about grinding foods other than wheat in a grain mill.  Someone on a gluten-free diet might grind rice to make her own rice flour.  A wheat mill could double as a [...]

Oats, the Queen of Breakfasts Posted:November 09, 2010 By:The Survival Mom

Oats, the Queen of Breakfasts

My kids aren’t too picky about what they eat for breakfast.  Just this morning my 9 year-old son was eating a package of saimin soup, dry.  Yeah, it’s not my cup of tea, either.  Daughter ate [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP:  There’s More to Wheat Than Just Bread Posted:October 05, 2010 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: There’s More to Wheat Than Just Bread

If you’re storing wheat, it’s probably because you are using it to make homemade bread from scratch, meaning straight from the wheat berry.  If that’s the only way you’re using wheat, though, you’re missing a lot.  [...]

Prepping on Pennies:  #2, Wheat’s on the menu! Posted:July 15, 2010 By:The Survival Mom

Prepping on Pennies: #2, Wheat’s on the menu!

It makes sense to stock up on plenty of wheat because it is one commodity that is very, very budget-friendly.  It is also one of the most versatile foods you’ll ever have in your pantry.  Here [...]

Prepping on Pennies:  #1 Get to know wheat Posted:July 14, 2010 By:The Survival Mom

Prepping on Pennies: #1 Get to know wheat

A lot has been said about stocking up on wheat and the need for hundreds of pounds of wheat per person per day.  What a lot of preppers may not realize is just how budget-friendly wheat [...]