During the month of June, take on the prep challenge and buy shelf-stable short-term and long-term beverages for your food storage. You certainly don’t have to store a lot. First, consider which beverages your family buys today and which they could not live without after a disaster. Could they eat oatmeal or cereal without milk? Perhaps having some powdered milk in your food storage makes sense. Do you drink orange juice regularly because of the vitamin C? What else could your drink to get that same nutritional benefit? Let’s look at some beverage options for food storage.
1. Buy Short-Term and Long-Term Food Storage Beverages
There are several beverage options for short-term and long-term food storage.
- First consider your finances and storage space.
- Do you want a combination of bottled drinks and powdered drinks? Powdered drinks take less space but require water.
- Do you want fortified beverages? Some options are apple or canned juices.
- If you have a serious illness, do you want something that replenishes lost nutrients such as an electrolyte drink?
- Do you have enough formula for an infant to survive several weeks?
- Do you or your children need milk? There are several options at grocery stores or online.
- One long-term option is the nonfat dry milk made by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It provides calcium and protein. A 28 oz. resealable pouch makes 29 servings. It has a 20-year shelf life if stored in a cool, dry place. Though nonfat, it has a GREAT taste when chilled! It’s been reformulated so it’s not the same milk that came in those big cans. One recommendation for a 12-month supply per adult is 28 pouches (49 lbs.). You may purchase online at store.churchofjesuschrist.org/usa or at Home Storage Centers.
Some people say they have never used their long-term food storage so why store it? Perhaps the blessings have already come.
I hope you’ll work on this prep challenge and buy shelf-stable short-term and long-term beverages for your food storage. Be committed and enjoy the blessings!
The Food Storage Organizer
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