My Foray Into Food Storage

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I Have Some Grouchy Readers! Today, I Heard From An Anti-Grain-ite…


Occasionally, I receive an unkind comment from one of my readers.  Twice, I’ve received a downright mean comment.  (I deleted those as I won’t allow someone’s cruelty to ruin the fun I have blogging.)


Today, I received the following comment in response to my post titled, “How Much Food Do You Need To Survive For One Year?“:


“Human digestive system is NOT meant to digest grains! So you can throw out your 400lb of wheat and stuff. Learn some basics before telling cowdump to people.” – Majco


Nice, huh? 


This was my response:


“Whoa!  Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed.  A word of advice: you attract more bees with honey than with vinegar.  Insults do not become you.

“Back to the subject at hand, I beg to differ.  Most humans digest grain very well.  Not all humans digest all grains well, and some don’t digest them well at all.  Some people do much better with heritage grains or rice or barley or any number of grains.  Some people must avoid grain like the plague.  I have always encouraged and will continue to encourage my readers to find what works best for them.

“This information was not intended to be a ‘one size fits all’ solution, but it is a well researched solution which works well for the majority of people.  If it doesn’t work for you, please find something that does.

“I created this blog to encourage people to become more self-sufficient in whatever way is best for them as individuals.

“I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.”


So there you have it, folks.  I’m not an expert.  I am simply sharing my experiences.  I want each of you to use your wonderful brains and do what is best for you in your individual situation.


Have any of you had any fuddy-duddies who try to spoil your fun?

I’d love to hear about it, blog related or not.




Author: Laurie Nguyen

I am a happily married, stay at home mom with four sons, ages 24, 22, 18, and 14. I'm not a professional blogger, and I'm certainly not a foodie or a chef. But I like food, so I think I'm qualified to write about my own life experience with food. Want to be a little more prepared for the unexpected? Check out my Food Storage Blog, Have a question about Food Storage? Email me:

32 thoughts on “I Have Some Grouchy Readers! Today, I Heard From An Anti-Grain-ite…

  1. I have a gluten allergy and have trouble with wheat and gluten. But that doesn’t stop me from reading recipes, or blogs, about all types of grains. And don’t forget there is a little thing called fiber that is important to us. For those with a sensitivity some recipes can be changed in order to make it gluten free. Plus as far as I know, we are allowed to have our own opinions. If someone doesn’t like what we have to say, you can just delete your email (that’s what that button is for). There are some people that do find what your blogging about very interesting. And I agree, someone woke on the wrong side of bed.

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    • Thank you. I love what you said, “we are allowed to have our own opinions.” AMEN!

      One of my dear friends recently went gluten free after having some problems, and she’s never felt better. I love that there is so much information about there about so many different ways of eating. I cannot imagine how difficult it was even 10 years ago to find recipes that are gluten free. Now, it’s WONDERFUL! There are so many great resources.


  2. Must have been a bad day but that’s no excuse to be snarky.


  3. Let the nay sayers nay, you are providing good basic info that people can tailor to suit their needs.


  4. Some people have to make others feel bad to feel good, I guess. Ignore such atrocities and enjoy what you do. I do what I can to fill my cellar every year for the last 45 years. Keep up the great blog.


  5. There is always at least one negative Nancy (or Ned) in the bunch! If everybody excluded every bit of food that ever had a negative bit of information attached to it, we’d all starve! No grain, no sugar, no soy, no dairy, no carbs, no red meat… it’s always something… Love your posts, and keep it coming!


  6. That’s terrible! I think we are all guilty of demanding tolerance from others yet showing little in return at various points in our lives. I enjoy your posts. Keep it coming! Those who choose to grouse don’t HAVE to read what you write.


  7. We have a right to say and do what we feel. People do not have to like it. We have different tastes and likes. People do not have to be rude about it. Everyone does things differently and that is life.


  8. You are sharing your experience and knowledge. If someone does not like it, they do not have to incorporate your ideas into their life. I guarantee those rude, classless people would not say things like that to your face. They are only brave when they can cower behind a computer screen. I like your blog and thank you for it!!


  9. If you are not accustomed to eating whole grains, your body’s initial reaction may be unpleasant. When introducing whole grains into your system, go easy at first to let your digestive system get used to the new routine. Do not assume this adjustment period is an allergic reaction. It just takes time for your body to adjust to a high fiber, low processed food diet.


  10. I agree with those saying we all have a right to our opinions on our own blog. There’s an option to unfollow. If I don’t like what I read or it continuously bothers me, I don’t follow the blog. Attacking a person on their own blog is uncalled for regardless of a good or bad day. I haven’t started in on food storage but plan to in the future. I learn a lot from you.

    Also, according to every newscast, everything can kill you anyway. Keep on posting! 😃


  11. I’m lactose intolerant & truly believe dairy is not made for human consumption. Just my opinion. However i induldge & suffer the consequences. Why? Because i still enjoy it in all forms & i’m not a trend setter with my food nor do i need the extra attention. Having said all that, please keep blogging your opinion because that’s what blogging is all about. Forget about those “Fuddy Duds’, don’t let them take the fun away! 😉 *Eating a bowl of rice* just for him! 😉


    • We are lactose intolerant as well – but that hasn’t stopped us from eating dairy. There is Lactaid milk / aged cheeses (cheddar, Gruyere, provolone) which are all LF. and a couple of wonderful dairies out there are producing LF cottage cheese, ricotta, and sour cream… in case you didn’t know 🙂


      • Thanks for that but i love all the real stuff… soft cheeses ,stinkier the better!! well as real chocolate milk as a treat! *straight to the belly!!! 😉 Happy cheese eating to you all! 😉


  12. I applaud your ability to find grace and respond with kindness. I will be following you proudly from now on.


  13. Geez, they woke up wrong side of the bed for sure! There was a time my immune system would not allow my gut to easily digest grains. I took a break while I healed & now I can eat them again. I do feel that most people’s diet is heavy on the grain bases products, instead the consumption of fresh fruit, veggies & healthy fats needs to increase. Bottom line, do what best for you own body!

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  14. I would have deleted that comment and not dignified it with a response. If they don’t like the information you are offering – they are quite welcome to not read it. 😊


  15. Sorry about the mean response…makes me sad.


  16. Laurie, your response was kind and generous – more than that character deserved. I’m so sorry to hear that people have been unkind. Please don’t let them stop you or discourage you from doing what you love.

    You may want to edit this response because of the following religious reference, but…. All I have to say is: D & C 89, all grain is for the use of man…to be the staff of life.

    You’re doing a great thing with your blog. Keep it up!


  17. We may all have bad days, but you should not take it out on others. And personally I think we were all created to eat plants, grains, etc…and care for the animals God created. It was not until after the fall that we began to eat meat. Centuries of eating meat has conditioned our bodies to tolerate the proteins found in meat. For right or wrong, that is how I understand the debate. And although I enjoy a good steak, I am trying to limit my meat and condition my body to eat healthier grains and vegetables the way our bodies were created. I enjoy reading your blog and your helpful hints, and find myself much short of what I need in the event of a catastrophe. People assume once something hits agencies and the government (God help us to depend on the government!) will come to the rescue. I volunteered for Red Cross years ago and trust me with all the red tape and knowing no one can get into a disaster area until it is safe it can take days for help to arrive. On a large scale – nuclear fall out it may never happen. So we should be prepare, I understand this but fell into the false sense of security. If something big happens and the grocery stores in our area can’t restock, it would take a day for all of them to be empty and I may have enough food for 2 weeks. I guess it is time to put into practice what I know.


  18. oops – wrong key…one more thing, I agree that you handled that comment gracefully. And I do pray that person has a better day and is no longer so grumpy! 😉


  19. I get really irritated with self-righteous, poorly informed blow hards like “Majco”.

    I really enjoy your blog, and encourage you to keep doing what you are doing. Ignore the parents’-basement-dwellers and keep on deleting the negative comments. You are an inspiration and have a really good blog. Keep it up!


  20. well put, I’m trying no grains right now for various reasons (and not because I believe humans weren’t meant to digest grains) but I agree with you, it’s up to each and every individual to listen to their bodies and decide what works for them. I’d never push my opinion/ideals onto people and tell people they are doing wrong, eating what they eat. If I did that, I wouldn’t speak to the rest of my family for being full on meat eaters while I’ve been a veggie for decades. it’s not your problem, it’s theirs.

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  21. Well, that was rude. No one should EVER take their personal dietary choices and bash someone because they believe something different. I have to watch my grains and carbs because I have a disease, but I know not everyone does, so I’m not going to push my lifestyle on others.

    Your blog is awesome and very informative, so keep it up! 🙂

    Anyway, the only time I’ve ever encountered something similar is when I said I didn’t like The Great Gatsby on Goodreads and got called “intellectually inferior” because of it.


  22. Just got to answering your post, sorry it took so long:(. People like that who go on the attack are just crazy. Generally they have complaint’s about a lot of things that make no sense. Loved your response:)


  23. I am glad not to have encountered such disagreeable people & hope not to in the future 🙂
    I have been feeding myself with grains for more than twenty years & have never felt better! Actually much better than when I was eating what some would call “normal” food & suffering from asthma as a result among other ailments 🙂
    It’s a shame people can’t see further than their box, grains were originally intended for humans only much later was it used for animals… as we became massive meat consumers it took that direction… humans forgot about it & started to eat more & more processed foods.
    Keep up the good work!


  24. Thanks for sharing this with us. I just recently started blogging, and I have to admit that I’m not looking forward to my first ‘cranky reader’ comment. I know I take things way too personally, so when the time comes, I just hope that I’m not having a ‘cranky blogger’ day!! LOL


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