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Being from the city, never knowing the country, I just read the thread about the wheat fungus and also watched the video posted on one of my questions about storing wheat.

What uses can I get from wheat? what is to be made and what is a logical storage amount for a family of 8?

Lastly, If I were to store the hard grained wheat, I hear you can grind it into flour. Can I also just eat the wheat for cereal and is it a necessity?
 

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Being from the city, never knowing the country, I just read the thread about the wheat fungus and also watched the video posted on one of my questions about storing wheat.

What uses can I get from wheat? what is to be made and what is a logical storage amount for a family of 8?

Uses?you can use wheat for food,or non food purpose,here are a few links with some info.
wheat history
http://www.agron.iastate.edu/courses/agron212/Readings/Oat_wheat_history.htm
NON food wheat uses
http://www.kswheat.com/consumerspageid261_uses-of-wheat.shtml
how to make flour from wheat
http://www.breadinfo.com/flour.shtml
some good wheat history for you


Storage?
4 to 6 -55Gallon food barrels full of wheat for about 8 people would probably last a decent awhile(depending on size/weight of course),you also want to try to use vacuum seal bags or make sure the barrels are airtight with oxygen absorbers

Lastly, If I were to store the hard grained wheat, I hear you can grind it into flour. Can I also just eat the wheat for cereal and is it a necessity?
Sure lol,you could eat it for cereal,but usually you want to make it a nice wheat cereal or "oatmeal" by mixing/baking/cooking water/milk with the oats/wheat/grains mixed with the "RAW" wheat and adding some dried fruits or cinnamon/sugar etc

Personally i enjoy wheat for ..."bulgur" and "cracked wheat"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgur

I usually mix it with brown,white or jasmine rice to give a rice mixture.
 

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Being from the city, never knowing the country, I just read the thread about the wheat fungus and also watched the video posted on one of my questions about storing wheat.

What uses can I get from wheat? what is to be made and what is a logical storage amount for a family of 8?

Lastly, If I were to store the hard grained wheat, I hear you can grind it into flour. Can I also just eat the wheat for cereal and is it a necessity?
First it can be used for flour,cereals,sprouts,wheat grass.The amount to store for eight depends on how you use it,how long you might need it for.And it doesn't matter if you store 10 tons won't do you much good if you don't know what to do with it.Imo it is a necessity to make bread, pasta,just plain survival.
 

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look into LDS www.providentliving.org I think is the link. They, the Mormans have been doing this a long time. I used to think ewwww 10 lbs of flour is about all I use in a year and then I learned about wheat. As a grain it is a basic componant of a survival diet. Dont store a lot of wheat unless you can grind it. You can use it to sprout or make wheat grass without a grinder but if you dont already do that, read up first.
The first thing you need to do is have a samll qty of non-cook food for you bug out bag, the second thing to do is to stock your pantry for a minimum of 3 weeks worth of everyday foods. Then consider how you would feed your family if you lost the grocery store, the electric, the gas the well you get the picture. 1st and formost though is storing water. Water comes before food even.
 

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RE eating unground wheat (ie, wheatberries) as cereal: What you do is, soak them overnight in cold water, then boil them for an hour or two (or a half hour or so in a pressure cooker) until they're soft. The result is a filling but rather bland porridge that you can improve by adding sugar, cinnamon, cream, a bit of nutmeg, sliced apples, etc, etc.
 

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Personally i enjoy wheat for ..."bulgur" and "cracked wheat"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgur

I usually mix it with brown,white or jasmine rice to give a rice mixture.
Bulgur, that's the stuff! One of my favorite uses and so versatile you can put it in almost anything. I started making garden salads from whatever was ripe. I just followed the basics for making tabouli, but used my veggies instead. My addiction to it grew from there.

Still trying to find recipes for some of the amazing middle eastern deserts I've had that were made from bulgur.
 
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