Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Preparedness Challenge: June Week 4

During week four of our June preparedness challenges, we’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, “I 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!

Valerie Albrechtsen
The Food Storage Organizer


  1. The 'printable' link doesn't work.

  2. Replies
    1. I actually didn't make one that week. Sorry. Just copy the text and past into a Word doc.


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