Storing Wheat To Outlast You

In the United States, Wheat stored for long-term storage is wheat berries, wheat kernels with the husk removed. Removing the husk also removes fats, lipids, and oils that reduce shelf-life. I’ve used hard white Wheat to make homemade bread and pasta, but it has many more uses than that. Removing the husk doesn’t detract from … Read more

Is Wheat Still Good?

How can you tell if your wheat or wheat berries are still good? Wheat with the husk removed, also called wheat berries is one of the best long-term survival foods you can store so it’s worth taking care of it. So how can you tell if it’s still good? Wheat berries are still good if … Read more

Wheat VS Flour In Long Term Food Storage

Wheat is the cornerstone of any long-term food pantry. You just have to decide what form of wheat fills that niche. The majority of my survival wheat is wheat berries (whole wheat kernels), not flour because wheat offers superior flexibility, shelf-life, and nutrition. Wheat berries are superior to flour for long-term storage. Cook wheat whole, … Read more

Can You Preserve Fruit With Alcohol?

If you are looking to preserve a huge batch of summer berries, consider preserving some with spirits. It’s a great way to spice up baking and otherwise bland meals, and it’s a method of preserving fruit for the off-season without the need for refrigeration. Long-term fruit preservation in spirits is another feather in your survival … Read more

Don’t Freeze Wheat Before Long Term Storage

To freeze wheat or not to freeze wheat, that is the question. This month I am repackaging 50 lbs of wheat berries into Oxygen-free food-grade buckets. Should I freeze the wheat to kill weevil eggs, or is there a better way? There is definitely a better method of controlling bugs than freezing. Preppers should not … Read more

Should You Freeze Beans Before Long Term Storage?

To freeze beans or not to freeze beans, that is the question. This month I am repackaging 72 lbs of dry black beans into Oxygen-free food-grade buckets. Should I freeze the beans to kill weevil eggs, or is there a better way? There is definitely a better method of controlling bugs than freezing. Do not … Read more

Chickpeas: Excellent Survival Food

Chickpeas, also known as Garbanzo beans, are a proven survival food. Cultivated since 3000 B.C., eaten by the armies of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. They have a good track record as a staple food. Chickpeas are an excellent survival food. 1/2 cup of chickpeas provides 160 kcal, high protein, and fiber, and they are … Read more

How Long Can Dried Lentils Be Stored?

Lentils are an awesome little legume. Excellent for long-term storage, they provide good nutrition and can be packaged to store for decades. Cultivated longer than any other legume, lentils are a staple food around the globe. Dried lentils store for one year in store-bought packaging and three years in airtight containers. Store dried lentils long … Read more

Pounds of Food In a 5-gallon Bucket

It’s handy to know how many pounds of the most common prepper foods will store in a 5-gallon pale so you can plan ahead. I hope you find this information helpful as you plan and build your emergency food supply. A 5-Gallon Food-Grade Bucket will hold 8 to 37 Pounds of Emergency Food. The size … Read more

Which Type of Rice Stores The Longest for Food-Storage?

Rice is one of the Rockstars of the prepping world. If your family likes eating rice, adding it to your long-term emergency food storage is an excellent idea. Rice and beans are the bulk of my family’s emergency food store because they are inexpensive and nutritious. Not to mention we love eating them. The type … Read more