flour gets rancid so storing flour for long term is wasted money. If you have the room to store flour then you have the room to store whole wheat. What is the difference in 25 pounds?
and all those figures still won't add up. You purchase flour... where is all the nutrition? you are missing all of the good stuff you get from Whole Wheat flour! so if you decide to store WW flour, you are back storing pound for pound! If you still are storing refined flour you will need to make up the vitamins and minerals you are lacking.
When the calculator says 300 pounds per person per year they mean every ounce of it!... and then some. That figure is just a minimum requirement. Isn't it better to error on the side of more rather then less?
By storing whole wheat berries stored, I am able to sprout them to make a salad, cook them like a vegetable, grind them up and add to bread. Spouts are full of so many vitamins and minerals as well as enzymes .. here is the first link I came across when I was looking for post what sprouts contain.. http://www.godsdirectcontact.com/vegetarian/abc/sprouts.htm
I am.... better off in the long run storing whole grains then already ground flour.
I am lazy, I want to store my 4 basics to survive and never mess with them again, unless of course I need it. I don't want to mess around with storing 225 pounds of flour that I *have* to use up or it will go bad.. I would rather store 75 more pounds of whole wheat the can be stored forever and that is that!
Here is the difference in Whole Wheat vs Refined Flourhttp://waltonfeed.com/grain/flour.html