Thursday, May 30, 2013

PEEno2

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Prepper Emergency Essentials No2

Buying Wheat

A lot of locations survivalists might find themselves stuck at due to life and its cruel vicious ironies such as limited areas in which to sell ones soul to a corporate parasite, a loveless marriage bonded with the threat of indenturing oneself to pay the blood price of a wife fleeing with the children, or a family devoting itself to removing its genes from the breeding pool by picking a location most likely to suffer from environmental disaster or war, simply don’t see a sufficient customer base needed to support a feed and grain store. If your city banned any livestock to include chickens because of that long ago quaint notion of “increased home equity and property values”, an idea shat upon after the housing bubble burst in a glorious explosion of bankers greed meeting reality, there won’t be any call for a store to sell poultry food. Which is what whole wheat kernels are primarily sold as outside wholesale circles. In that case you are going to be confined to either making long trips out to rural areas and shopping where farmers get their feed, or ordering from a mail order company. If you order from online, I’d highly recommend the firm “Emergency Essentials”. They are a family size business whom I’ve had the pleasure of frequenting many times. Service is exceptional and the great thing is that they include the shipping rates in the item price. If you are ordering a half semi truck full of grain, I’m sure other firms can sell cheaper. But for someone ordering small scale it is nice to know the shipping cost upfront. The semi, you pay on delivery for shipping. With Emergency Essentials, you pay for your package up front as you would an Amazon book.

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Unfortunately, anymore today shipping costs are insane ( a book seller makes a buck, FedEx makes two or three ). If it is at all possible, I’d try to find a local feed and grain store. That way, your wheat after packaging costs under fifty cents a pound plus the gas to pick it up. Mailed to you, it is closer to a buck a pound. When you are buying four hundred pounds at a time ( a years worth of food ), and for many family members, this difference adds up quickly. If I were you, I wouldn’t sleep soundly at night without a minimum of three years food for everyone. That is $700 per person for feed store grain but almost two grand by mail. You can see the difference a few hundred miles makes driving yourself to the supplier. Now, a lot of feed stores only carry white wheat. The profit margins are higher. If possible, try to get red winter wheat. Whole kernel, not split, not treated with vet medicine or with anything added ( ask for untreated, human consumption wheat ). Red wheat has 15% protein content whereas white spring has about 13%. If you don’t have a lot of animal or legume protein as a supplement, the protein percentage rate difference might make a difference ( and, hard red is better at storage ).

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There are going to be folks who can’t buy wheat because of allergies or those who refuse to deal with the hassle of grinding wheat. For those allergic, I’d go with rice. White only, as brown rice has oils that go rancid quickly. White rice is nothing more than calories and MUST be supplemented with proteins ( rice and corn are in the single digits percentage wise ) and fiber and vitamins. Otherwise, you risk severe health issues ( read up on the WWII POW’s and their health problems from eating only white rice. I’d recommend “King Rat” by Clavell, the “Shogun” author ). Corn used to be really cheap, which made up for its low protein and high moisture content ( it molds too easy in storage if you don’t get it low enough ). After Bush The Court Idiot and then Obammy The Kenyan Import and their ethanol to fuel program, corn is no longer cheap unless you have a farmer connection. Avoid it or at least beware its many limitations.

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You can stock up on white flour. It has the same nutrient issues as white rice, but is a better product at a much cheaper price, and can be prepared with far more variety than rice. There are all kinds of other grains that can substitute for wheat, but expect to pay dearly and suffer from lack of suppliers. I think that wheat allergies are a problem, but also overblown by a few sufferers. Most people can eat wheat. Just make sure it isn’t your family by buying whole wheat from the supermarket ( or get tested first if you are worried about reactions ) in flour form first. Then, once you know what grain you can stock, both stockpile the crap out of it ( spring 2013 is showing no letup for bad weather and sooner or later we will see shortages ) and start introducing it to your family at nearly every meal. Since it is beyond retarded to store any food you don’t eat, get your family back on a whole wheat diet. After awhile, they will prefer it to white flour. I’ve had plenty of experience with “turning folks” this way. Your body knows what food is better. You just need to bypass the brain pleasure centers to make introductions.

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Whole wheat kernels are a survival classic for a reason. They store nearly forever, are high in protein, are readily available at a very cheap price and are tasty ( wheat is The Staff Of Life for a reason ). Buy them as your primary defense. They are literally red gold. A bucket worth can keep you alive for a month at low cost. It isn’t a perfect food. No food is. But it is the perfect survival food.

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18 comments:

  1. Not to mention (again!) but over 90% of corn and soybeans grown in the USA is GMO.

    Jim, you should have enough wheat stored. Thinking of branching out? Certain amount of wheat, rice, can goods.

    For instance they say don't buy gold, silver until you get your preps in order but once your preps are in order maybe get some PMs.

    What varied types of food one should get after they already stored 2-4 years in wheat?

    Gil

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    1. Beans and lard. Sugar. Spices. I can't see the worth in can meat, now. Very pricey for canned shit. Of course, afterwards I'll kill for those.

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    2. Maybe some cans of sardines for a cheap protein variety? You can often times find them at the local dollar store.

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    3. Sure, they do taste much better than Spam. Can't see how folks eat those turds. But, good for camping or the Apocalypse. Twinkies were good too.

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  2. The local Mormon Cannery has one gallon cans of wheat already packed with oxygen absorbers. Prices were on a par with feed store wheat, although I have not bought any for years. Why not save yourself some labor and buy the wheat already packed for long term storage. I am using wheat packed in 1991 and the bread is delish!

    Fuck the parasites, bring on the reset

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    1. I think the parasites will travel with us to the other side of the reset.

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  3. if you have a Safeway, Freddies, Kroger or any store with a bulk section, they have wheat (both white and red).. just get the clerk in charge of that department to get out the bags from back... tell them you want to buy 50 lbs at a time or something... If they are jerks they may tell you that you can only buy it in smaller quantities... get the manager...

    not as cheap as feed store, cheaper than mail order usually.

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    1. Just remember to factor in the additional cost of buckets to the equation. My very first wheat before I went to the feed store was buying from the bins in Raily's. Cost a pretty penny but it was worth having every nook and cranny of my 15 foot trailer filled with bags of wheat ( WAYYY back in the day when a health food store could special order a Corona for you for $40 and a Springfield .45 was $500 retail in expensive California ).

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  4. I love that you advocate wheat as the greatest survival food, but you are clueless as to how it should be purchased.

    The current price of wheat (as of today, May 30, 2013) is below $7.00/bushel. Wheat is the heaviest of all grains, about 65lbs/bushel (can vary slightly - depending on variety, but by only a pound or two). That means that wheat is less than 10 cents a pound. If you pay 12 cents a pound, you will be laughed at. If you pay 15 cents a pound you are a complete fool. 50 cents a pound is beyond the Idiot Scale.

    Just go to Google and look at a map of the wheat growing regions of North America. You will see that it is the middle third of the entire continent, from north Texas to central Canada. All of the grain elevators (where the farmers sell their crop) sell daily for what the Chicago Board of Trade lists as the daily price. If you pull a grain hauling trailer behind your truck to get filled at an elevator, you will pay only the current market price. If you want a small quantity, and want it 'bagged' in a fifty-pound sack, you will probably pay a 25 cent/bushel premium for the bag. 50 cents extra to have it 'bagged' is considered robbery.

    I live in southeastern Minnesota and have to travel 35 miles west to get to a grain elevator that has wheat. I have never been charged one penny over the current day's price for any kind of grain.

    DO NOT overpay for grain. You wouldn't do it for milk or gas or gold or silver or any other commodity. Pay only the current day's price!





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    1. Not that you don't make a good point, just that it isn't applicable to 99% of us NOT anywhere close to a granery. If you and your group bought ten years for each person then, sure, driving five hundred miles with rented equipment would be a bargain.

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    2. Also, factor in the cost of gas. I imagine that a full size pickup with a trailer, at a distance of 70 miles will add considerably to the price per pound of the wheat? I suppose if you're hauling large enough quantities at a time, it would still be a considerable savings? But to truly know what you're paying here, you have to determine your mileage and factor that in.

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    3. Or, you could just get lucky occassionally. I was picking up donations just now and the store had a 45 lb bucket on sale for $20. Work bought the gas ( it would have been about a gallon round trip to go in a rental car ).

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  5. Two things passed on to me. One, buckwheat as an alternative to wheat for those with alergies:
    http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=11
    Two, Emergency Essentials will on request send your supplies without a return address, keeping the UPS guy from killing you later.
    Thanks minions!

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  6. LDS Online Store:
    http://store.lds.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category3_715839595_10557_21158_-1_N_image_0

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  7. "Emergency Essentials will on request send your supplies without a return address, keeping the UPS guy from killing you later."

    Jim I don't understand this, how does UPS deliver items to you if your address is not on package?

    You have to make it clear for us minions out here.
    Thanks

    Jack Schitte

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    1. I said Return Address, SchitteHead. Their return address. Shut up and just send me money.

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  8. Nightshift here.....About Emergency Essentials, I really am pleased with them but I have twice made large orders requesting brown wrapper boxes and twice the were all marked Emergency essentials. I was not too happy. I think they prefer FEDEX as that is how mine came.

    RANT ON.

    I do not care for Fedex. At least the lazy driver on my route. I have a big front porch off my driveway and they dumped a load in the middle of the driveway. Looked like they pushed it out of the back of the truck. The other time I was home and a B/F driver would not even take it off the truck. I had too. I only deal with UPS.

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    1. On EE and addresses, this is just passed on from a minion. I haven't bought from them for about seven years. I like em, just don't need em much. I think it is just your driver. Here, it is the UPS guys that are incompetant asswhores ( block in other trucks as their royal highnesses make a drop off ).

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