- Dec 3, 2017
Yes. And there are a few other foods that can be stored, such as beans and rice, that have a long shelf life, and can sustain people. Wheat, rice, and beans are really inexpensive, in the big picture.The reason for those four foods is because wheat is a super food. You can make breads of all kinds but to make bread you have to have salt. To eat cereal cake and waffles you have to have milk. To make cake you need sugar. There is true pleasure in having honey on bread, hotcakes, waffles and biscuits. You use wheat to make gravy and sauces. You sprout wheat for the vitamins and minerals that the wheat does not provide.
You can survive on those four foods. With some other foods added you can thrive. So you expand your stores after you get the basics.
I don't remember where this conversation was had, but when it comes to buying and storing versus growing food, wheat is something that the average person cannot grow so easily. And there are losses due to hail, drought and other challenges. Like the man at the LDS cannery I mentioned earlier, many people could have years worth of food, just by storing wheat, sugar or honey, salt and powdered milk. And then we can have all kinds of variety of foods after that.