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2023 Preparedness Food Storage - Week 15: Grains

Week 15: Food

This week add 6 pounds of grains per family member to your General Store. This can be wheat, oats, rice, brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, popcorn, spelt, cream of wheat, you get the idea. Remember we are storing by food group, the grains your family will eat.

If you do not know how to cook with wheat and you have no food allergies to wheat, I would strongly recommend you learn to bake bread as that is one thing your family will probably really miss if you are without for an extended period. During the pandemic the supply of bread has been low and often very limited for purchase when it is in stock. Bread is filling when food supplies may be scarce, and you need to conserve foods in other food groups. If you do not have a grinder or know someone who does, store flour for bread making.

A word about popcorn. If you have a grinder popcorn can be ground and used as cornmeal.

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