Shelf-Stable Milk Perfect For Camping, Travel and Emergency Kits

These ultra pasteurized and powdered milks don’t need to be refrigerated.

Cookies and milk
Shelf-stable milk is the same stuff as the kind in the refrigerated dairy case—and tastes just as good with cookies.Pexels/Suzy Hazelwood

Shelf-stable milk gained popularity in the 1960s when food scientists discovered milk could be heated at an ultra high temperature for just a few seconds—to extend its shelf life for months. UHT milk also made it possible to ship across the globe, safely bringing it to countries and cultures that previously had little access to cow’s milk before. In recent years, shelf-stable milk has become an indispensable item in emergency kits, camp kitchens and travel pantries. We’ve chosen a few popular options for you below.

Organic Whole Milk

Maple Hill, Shelf Stable Milk, 100% Grass-Fed, Organic- 12pack- 8oz cartons Whole White Milk
Having organic milk from grass-fed cows is totally possible even when you need it to live a long life.Maple Hill

Quality still counts, even if you’re using boxed milk. Happy, healthy, grass fed cows produce nutrient rich, delicious milk, and that translates to a happy, healthy you. Opt for an organic milk from a reputable dairy like this one to stock up your stash.

Dry Milk Powder

Peak Dry Whole Milk Powder, 900-Grams
Make the tastiest hot chocolate of your life at a moment’s notice with this Dutch milk powder.Peak

Milk powder is the result of milk that has had all of the liquid extracted from it. What remains is a powder dense in fat, protein and nutrients that can be rehydrated in a cup of hot or cold water. This milk uses high quality dairy, and can be used in a variety of recipes and preparations. Another bonus of powdered milk: it lets you add creaminess to your coffee or tea, without making the beverage colder.

Chocolate Treat

Horizon Organic UHT Chocolate Milk Boxes, 1% Single Serve
Chocolate milk makes a great snack or post workout energy boost.Horizon Organic

These little cocoa milk boxes are a favorite with kids and adults. Perfect for camping trips, lunch boxes or your emergency kit. Bonus: They’re organic!