MRE stands for "Meals Ready to Eat" and they are the current U.S. Military field rations (meals). They are perfect for short backpacking trips, campers, hunters, and emergency reserves. MRE's were developed to be eaten anywhere, anytime. Ready-to-Eat hot or cold without any preparation! They are packaged in a triple-layer foil/plastic "retort" pouch for longer storage-life. Each complete MRE meal will provide between 1000 - 1,300 calories per meal.
MRE's will remain nutritionally good for approximately 5 to 8 years when stored at room temperature. If you are storing them for emergency reserves, then store in a cool place. Storage temperature does affect the shelf life of MREs.
The chart below shows the projected storage life of MRE meals over time based on storage temperature. The effect of temperature and time are cumulative. As an example, if stored at 100 degrees for 11 months and moved to 70 degrees, they would lose one half of the 70 degree storage life. The shelf life determination is based on product taste. The nutritional content and basic product safety would extend beyond this point.
A case includes 12 complete meals. Each meal comes packed in a rugged, airtight, waterproof bag to protect each meal from the elements and provides convenient meal organization. Everything you need for a complete meal is included. There can be anywhere from 3 to 6 different meals in each case of 12, dependant upon the manufacturer.
- Each Entree Meal is Pre-Cooked, Ready-to-Eat
- Can be Eaten Hot or Cold Straight from the Pouch
- Long 5 - 8 Year Shelf-Life
- Complete Meal in One Package
- Great for Emergency Evacuation
- No Cooking, Preparation or Water Needed (except beverage)