If you've ever studied charts that recommend how much food storage one person should have for a year, it may completely overwhelm you. You're not alone! When I think of consuming 300 lbs. of grains in one year, I assume that's because there will be NOTHING else to eat, period!
Well, here's the good news...Storing a variety of grains is really the answer to that daunting wheat question. There's so much more to enjoy than just wheat, and did you know that many whole grains have more protein than wheat and more calcium than powdered milk? That' s right! Try experimenting with grains like Quinoa, Amaranth, Kamut, Spelt, Buckwheat, and Rye, and you'll enjoy a whole new world of great grains. Storing Pasta, Cereal, Oats, and Rice also help contribute to that 300 lb. mark.
Remember, be smart, and keep it simple. Start with a 1 month supply of grains (25 lbs.) and then just start building from there, making sure that other areas also get attention on your storage shelves--foods like fruits and vegetables, powdered dairy products, beans and legumes, oils and other fats, baking supplies, water, and so forth.
Be sure to check out our other videos that showcase specific grains and see how you can incorporate them everyday in your kitchen! I also have a tasty ebook that may get you started right away. Alternative Grains & Comfort Foods.