I certainly don't know everything about wheat and grains, but that's what we use here exclusively now.
We buy our wheat berries in bulk, 50# bags at a time. I don't have fancy sealed mylar bags, sealed buckets, oxygen absorbers, or such to store mine in. My bags of wheat come home and go straight to the freezer for a while. I have one freezer that thinks it's a colder-than-normal refrigerator, not cold enough for real freeze storage, though. That's where my bags are stored.
When I'm out in the pantry, a bag comes in and gets emptied into the food-grade 5 gallon buckets I have from various deli and bakery sources. They seal well enough, but I imagine the 'special grain buckets' you can order seal better.
I've never had bug problems with my wheat berries, but mine are in cold storage until needed in the kitchen.
If you have bugs in the wheat -- can they be sifted out fully? Someone once mentioned washing the wheat and drying it thoroughly. I'm not sure how that would work without opening up to potential mold issues.
I know wheat and grains can be kept pretty much indefinitely if checked regularly and stored properly. Off-grid, I don't know how I'd store wheat in bulk, especially here in the South with the level of humidity and bug counts. I know folks do it, I just don't know what would work best for long term storage.
You can always crack the wheat and feed the various farm animals with it so it's not a total loss, but using it myself, I'd have to say it's just money down the drain. Best to start again, maybe storing in smaller amounts to help prevent spoilage?
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