During week four of our June preparedness challenges, weâ€™ll gather short-term and long-term food storage beverages. We’re encouraged as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to store food that could help us when we struggle financially or have nothing else to eat. Here are a few beverage ideas.
Printable Preparedness Challenge: June Week 4
1. Gather Fortified and Electrolyte Beverages
For short-term or everyday food storage, I gather shelf-stable juices like apple juice and electrolyte beverages such as Gatorade. If we ever have a serious illness or pandemic, we want something to replenish lost nutrients. So find something you regularly drink and keep it in stock.
2. Gather Nonfat-Dry Milk
The LDS Church sells Nonfat Dry Milk at Home Storage Centers or online. Use it for cooking or drinking.
- Provides calcium and protein.
- Pouch $4.50 at Home Storage Centers.
- 28 oz. (1.8 lb.) resealable pouch makes 29 servings.
- Buy individual pouches or a case box of 12.
- GREAT taste! It’s been reformulated so it’s not the same milk that came in those big cans.
- Keep it with your cooking supplies so you WILL use it.
- 1 cup of water + 3 T of LDS Nonfat Dry Milk = 1 Cup milk
- 20-year shelf life unopened if stored in a cool, dry place and about a 3-month shelf life opened.
- A long-term food, but it’s very economical for everyday use.
- A 3-month supply = 7 pouches.
- A 12-month supply = 28 pouches (49 lbs.).
Some people say, â€œI never use my food storage. Why should I store it?” Perhaps the blessings have already come. Food storage is the best home insurance. Be committed and enjoy the blessings!
The Food Storage Organizer