During the month of June, take on the prep challenge and buy shelf-stable food storage beverages. You certainly don’t have to store a lot. First, consider which beverages your family buys regularly now and which they could not live without after a disaster. Could they eat oatmeal or cereal without milk? Or would would powdered milk in your food storage make sense. Do you drink orange juice regularly because of the vitamin C? What else could you drink to get that same nutritional value? Let’s look at some food storage beverage options.
Buy Food Storage Beverages
Here are some short-term and long-term food storage beverage options.
- 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 stored 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 dry milk that was in cans years ago.
- It’s easy to substitute this dry milk in your cooking too.
- One recommendation for a 12-month supply per adult is 28 pouches (49 lbs.). You may purchase some online at store.churchofjesuschrist.org/usa or at Home Storage Centers.
Some people say they have never use 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 food storage beverages. Be committed and enjoy the blessings!
Best wishes and stay focused,
The Food Storage Organizer
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