Woah, 500lbs of wheat? Now what…?

So you used the food storage calculator and realize that your family might need 500lbs or wheat. Now what?

Let’s face it people! In a world full of microwavable chicken nuggets, and frozen Rhodes Rolls – how many of us really know what to do with a barrel of wheat?! Let alone 500lbs of it!?

Many of us know people who have wheat in their food storage that have never opened it… and it might even include ourselves. When it expires in the next 30 years they’ll just replace it with fresh wheat and call it good. If an emergency arises, not knowing how to utilize your resources is a huge problem. It’s time to learn how to use the stuff.

To get started, check out our video How to Use a Wheat Grinder to learn what to do with all that wheat you have in your long term food storage.

We are going to create articles and videos on how to use your food storage but we would love to hear your ideas in the comments below and in the comments on the other articles. How do you use your wheat? What is the best way to rotate your food that works for your family?

For now, make sure you are starting to build up your food storage supply by using the food storage calculator and tracker. There is a free version but if you choose to do the recommended version you will have full customization. It is only $3/mo and becomes free once you reach and maintain a year supply!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up and get on your way to being the most prepared in your neighborhood!


  1. Danielle

    I heard of how to use wheat to make a meat type product. I have not tried it yet, but it looks interesting.

    I would love to have a rack to hold cans-that would make things so much easier, but for now I just pull forward the old and put the new behind. This works for now because I only have a 3/6 month supply of food.

    I do write dates on the tops of can/jars that are too hard to find or read. I just use a permanent marker or a sticker and write the date and stick it to the top.

    For nonfood items that have an expiration date (toothpaste) I put a sticker on it with the month. I put it under my bed in a shoe organizer. The first space holds 2011, the next 2012, etc. This would also work for boxes or packages, but probably not cans-too heavy.

  2. Von

    LOL, I love that video! Jason, are you Mr. WHEAT GRINDER?

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this video. Out of MONTHS of looking through hundreds of sites, this is the first time I’ve seen what to do with the wheat and how to do it.

    • Jason

      Haha! That is a friend of ours, but I have made an appearance in two of them so far. You will have to watch them all to find out 🙂

      I am so glad this has been useful and fun for you! We will keep them going!

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