Sunday, September 27, 2009

Water & Wheat-Week 2

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Welcome to week 2 of the preparedness blog. To review, last weeks challenge was to gather water containers and collect 2 gallons per person. (Click HERE to view the post on water) This week you need to keep up the water storage and collect 2 more gallons per person.

72-Hour Kits
If you look on the right side of the blog I have listed many items for your 72-hour kits. Check it out and compare the list to what you have already. In the last Newsletter handed out in Church everyone who didn't have a container for their kits were to aquire one. If you had a container already then a set of scriptures were to be added to your kit. This week add:
  • An extra set of house keys. If you can't find them on a daily basis, it will give you peace of mind to know you have a set of keys in an emergency.

  • A can of soup for every person. Progresso soups, and Campbells Soup at Hand are on sale at Albertson's for $1.00 until Tuesday the 29th.

3 Month Supply

  • This week you will need to watch the sales and purchase enough of one item for your 3 month supply.  Purchase large amounts only if your budget allows, do what works for you.

  • If your budget allows and the items that you use are a really great price, stock up on a few items.
  • Don't forget non-food items. Watch for your favorite items to go on sale.
Long Term Storage- WHEAT

  • Every adult needs 100lbs of wheat for a year long storage. Wheat lasts forever(30+ years) if stored properly, #10 cans kept in a cool, dry place.
  • Sometime in the month of October find the wheat that works for you and your budget and purchase at least 50lbs.

  • I keep my wheat in 5 gallon buckets with gamma lids. I can easily unscrew the lids and get the wheat out. No prying off lids. I also prefer hard white wheat for making bread.
This weeks challenge in review:
  1. 2 gallons of water per person
  2. Extra set of house keys (72- hour kit)
  3. Can of soup for each person (72-hour kit)
  4. Find 50lbs of wheat in October

Cooking With Food Storage
Once you have all your wheat, what do you do besides make bread? Here are a few ideas.

Crazy Whole Wheat Muffins (The Essential Food Storage Cookbook)

  • We love these and they freeze very well . They are so easy and require all food storage ingredients.

    1/2 C Oil
    1 C. brown sugar
    1 t baking soda
    1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
    1 t cinnamon

    Preheat oven to 375. Mix ingredients together and pour into muffin tins. Bake for 20 minutes (8 min. for mini muffins)

Sprouted Wheat (Increases vitamin, mineral and nutritional value of wheat)
  • Place 3T of hard wheat in a jar
  • Cover with water and let soak 6 hours
  • Place nylon or light screen on top of bottle and tighten down with ring
  • Pour water off, rinse, and pour off again
  • Place bottle in dark warm cupboard on its side
  • The wheat should sprout in 2-3 days (rinse and drain each day)
  • When small sprout begins to show: rinse, drain, and store in fridge in closed plastic container.
  • Wheat sprouts should be harvested before the first leaves are fully developed and the root is only as long as the seed. Otherwise, they will become tough.
Note: The sprouting process continues a little even while stored in the fridge.

::Even if your food storage does not contain a lot of vegetables, the sprouted wheat will give you essential vitamins and minerals. After the wheat is sprouted it is considered a fresh vegetable. When sprouted, wheat also contains vitamins A & C!


  1. Thanks for all your effort to help me get on track with my food storage. It's been very helpful!

  2. You're welcome! I am happy to do it!


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