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2021 Preparedness - Dual Focus: Week 43

Food - Week 43: Powdered Milk & Butter

This week it is time to add some more powdered milk to your food storage. There are quite a few options for powdered milk varieties these days - buttermilk, flavored, whole, nonfat, even lactose free. I'm probably even forgetting a kind or two. Remember soy, rice, and almond milk Do Not count as dairy and dairy is essential to a well-balanced nutritional plan, so they don’t count this week.

This week pick up 5 lbs of powdered milk per family member unless the family member is a toddler. If your children are toddlers store five cans of evaporated milk in place of powdered milk for them. They need the fats in the evaporated milk. You can rotate them in creamed soups, smoothies, homemade ice cream, and holiday baking.

While we are thinking dairy also store two pound of butter per family member. Please do not can your own butter. It is dangerous. Professionally canned butter can be purchased as can freeze dried and dehydrated if you do not have freezer space.

General Store - Week 43: Sewing Kit, Buttons, Elastic, Safety Pins, Thread

The time may come when we need to remake and reuse, up-cycle clothing. We have done this with flea market finds and old furniture but are we prepared to do it with fabric and clothing? This week be sure to have the supplies you would need.

Organize all those buttons lying around the house. Purchase thread, needles, elastic, and safety pins and maybe even throw in a few patterns.

Remember Gone With the Wind? Could you remake the drapery? Hopefully it will never come to that but during a disaster we may be faced with altering donated clothing or repairing clothing damaged while preforming clean up.

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