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Military Ration Ultimate Self-Heating Full Meal
 
 

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  • Mmmm good!

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    I love these for camping. I put them in my emergency kit, but I keep stealing them for when I go camping. I know I am probably weird, but I really think they taste good. The crackers are dry and the cheese spread is not what I eat, but the main pouches of food are always good and so are the side stuff and the desserts. I love that I can get a hot meal so easy in the great wide open!

    9/22/2010

    Dan S.

  • The rations were absolutely great However....

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    My only real complaint is that you don't know what flavors you are going to get. I would like to pick the exact flavors that I want. The meal I received was pasta in tomato sauce and I was surprised at how much food is in there. It tasted great, did need a bit of salt but that is personal preferences. The oatmeal cookie was to die for although it was hard as a brick! I wish the cost was cheaper, I would buy a ton of these things!

    From The Ready Store:

    Darren, we wish we could offer customers the ability to pick. The problem is the MRE manufacturers are frequently changing their flavors. As a matter of fact we can't even ask for certain entree flavors. We get what they send us. No flexibility on our end.

    4/18/2012

    Darren

  • good for a quick fix

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    Good for a quick meal or in a BOB. Not as good as the Mountain House or Saratoga Farms meals. Would recommend at least a case or two to if the SHTF so you can spend time getting where you need to go.

    4/23/2012

    debra

  • So easy

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    No water required was what got me, much better than freeze dried and storing water. The meals taste pretty good, I was surprised. The desserts taste like the packaged cakes and stuff you would get with like a school lunch and the cheese and crackers taste just like the kid snacks too! Good taste, So easy! Good for kids, although they may need help ripping the pouch open, that was a little tough.

    5/26/2012

    Daniele

  • Deluxe MRE

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    I would call this a deluxe mre meal. If you look at other they only have an entree, drink, cracker, cheese or peanut butter, and dessert. Sometimes no heaters are included. In this one you get 2 desserts and 2 snacks, although I'm not a fan of raisins. This meal may be a dollar or so more than others, but it has much more included.

    6/13/2012

    Daniele

  • Really good

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    These are good because you get a full meal and you can split it up because everything is in its own separate pouch.

    11/2/2012

    It

  • pretty good mre

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    These are pretty good for MRE's and fill you up as well. Plus you dont need to buy the heaters because these are self heating. I store a lot of these incase of emergency.

    12/19/2012

    Brian

  • Full Meal

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    These meals come with quite a few items in them! They are perfect for any camping trip, hike, road trip, or just a meal at home. I have purchased over 12 of these and all were perfect.

    1/24/2013

    Austin

  • Never know when you might need this

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    This will really come in handy one day. Great shelf life and an overall good product.

    7/22/2013

    Joseph

  • Test before buying more

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    I like that these are sold individually to give you a chance to test out the meal before buying a whole case. Thumbs up!

    7/22/2013

    Kathryn

  • A good overall product

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    It's nice to have this option of buying a complete meal. They are great for camping or emergency situations.

    7/30/2013

    Joseph

  • good but not wowed

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    I think I had my expectations a little high by reading different sites and their reviews of MREs. It was definitely edible and there were several parts of the meal that were fantastic but the entree wasnt a grand slam.

    Maybe if I was camping and was really hungry then I might have appreciated it better? lol

    10/12/2010

    Richard

  • 1st try

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    I tried one of these meals to see what they were like. Received the spaghetti and was pleasantly surprised. Better than I expected. wouldnt want to try to live off them but perfect for BOB and would be a nice change-up from freeze dried if .

    7/13/2012

    Kevin

  • It's pretty darn good!

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    When I was a kid we had C-Rations in case of emergency. These are way better! They still have the cracker and cheese/peanut butter combo, but no chocolate bar (a girl needs her chocoalte...even in an emergency!)I tried the Southwestern Style Chicken with Black Beans and Rice. I gotta say...this tasted WAY better than what was in C-Rations...it looked (and tasted) like real chicken, beans, and rice. Has a bit of spice to it and could have used some salt (but I like salt on everything.) I also had a chocolate chip cookie and a brown sugar toaster pastry. They were both yummy. It took me a bit to figure out how to use the heater pack (watch the demo videos first..wish I had) and definitely don't activate the heater pouch in a tightly enclosed area...it's a bit stinky. I would really, really love it if we could choose our own entree...but worst case scenario, if you get one you don't like you could use it for trade. I'm definitely picking up a few more.

    8/19/2012

    CG

  • Great

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    I ordered an Mre and it was great! The taste was not 5 star but it was realy good. I sugest it to anyone.

    11/29/2012

    cooldog

  • Great to try an MRE

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    Don't buy food stores in bulk until you have tried them first. This is basically a complete MRE meal. Give it a chance before you buy a case of MREs. If you don't like it, you won't be stuck with a ton of them. Price is a little high, but still very reasonable.

    6/6/2013

    6-Pack

  • I love mres

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    I could eat this all day! Love to take them camping.

    9/19/2011

    sb

  • Good

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    Nice MRE, Easy to use great for last min food for those constantly on the move!

    2/24/2012

    James

  • Very Good

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    Hey, these are very good for what they are supposed to do and be. No, it's not fine restaurant dining but I've eaten in cafe's that I would have rather had these MREs. Plus, you can eat'em hot or cold--the heater is a must in my opinion. Another bonus--you can eat the entree hot and the other packaged stuff later if you are on the move. In an emergency, you'll be glad you got'em and they certainly beat K-rations.

    3/20/2011

    WayneO

  • wish i could chose my main entres and sides

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    I loved the meal. I got mine with a toaster pastry with brown sugar and brown frosting and an oatmeal cookie. the main entree was pasta with garden vegetables in tomato sauce. i liked it but I just wish I could choose a combination of items in the full meal. They show you a list of what an M.R.E. contains but it doesn't include all the main entrees. It just shows you the different meals you could get when you order it I would give it a full five stars if the ready store allowed you to chose your entry and sides.

    1/6/2012

    Jonny211

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Military Ration Ultimate Self-Heating Full Meal

QUICK FACTS | All Features & Specs

Packaging: Retort Pouch
Shelf-Life: Up to 5 Years
Total Calories: Abt 1,100
Comes w/ heater: Yes
Dimensions (LxWxH): 3" x 12.5" x 8.25"
Preparation Time: 0-5 min

Regular Price: $12.86

Sale Price: $8.35

Save: $4.51 (35%)

 

   

 

Benefits & Description

Up to a 5 Year Shelf-Life | No Cooking Required | Heater Included

High quality military grade quality
MREs from Ameriqual are trusted quality that even the military uses! Easy to store food supply option
Contained in 1 easy to store pouch. Don’t waste precious time
No cooking or preparations, heat up if you would like. Highest quality and shelf life available
Up to 5 years or more so you will be prepared no matter when disaster strikes! Tough food storage packaging
Aluminum pouch with polypropylene laminate provides extreme durability, a slim profile, and up to a 5 year shelf-life! These are all US military MRE items. Each will store for a minimum of 5 years, require no water or cooking and can be eaten hot or cold. MRE's are a quick and delicious way to store food for an emergency.

MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) are the operational ration employed by the U.S. military because of they are easy to prepare, extremely durable, self-contained, and provide excellent nutrition and energy. They are the perfect solution for grab-n-go emergency food supplies such as 72-Hour kits and are an optimal solution for short-term emergency food storage.

An MRE can be eaten cold right out of the pouch, but they always taste better hot, so be sure to include the flameless heaters with all your MRE purchases. These convenient heaters only require a tablespoon of water and produce enough heat to warm your MRE in a matter of minutes without having to light a stove or clean any cookware.



All the contents of the MREs are contained in an aluminum-lined polyethylene and have up to a 5 YEAR SHELF LIFE. At The Ready Store, we always focus on the QUALITY of our products first because we want you to get the best value for your hard-earned money.

Please Note: The current batch of MRE Full Meals has a manufacture date of December 2012.

What's In-the-Box?

Entrees (1 Pouch | 1 Serving):
One of the following entrees:
Hearty Beef Stew
Spaghetti with Italian Style Meat Sauce
Home-style Chicken with Noodles and Vegetables
Macaroni and Beef
Pasta with Garden Vegetables in Tomato Sauce
Southwestern-style Chicken with Black Beans and Rice
Snacks (3 Pouches | 3 Servings):
Contains the following sides:
Crackers
Fruit Flavored Candies
Raisins
Fig Bar
Condiment Pack (1 Pack):
The condiment pack includes the following:
Pepper
Spork
Moist Towelette
Seasoning Packet
Peppermints
Heat Pouch(1 Pack):
The Heating Pouch includes the following:
(1) - MRE Flameless Heater
(1) - Salt Water Pouch for Heater

Features & Functions

SKU: MR0028
Shipping Weight (lbs): 1.2500
Preservation Method: Vacuum Stabilized
Brand: AmeriQual
Packaging: Retort Pouch
Total Servings: 7
Total Calories: 1,200
Estimated Shelf Life: 1-5 Years
Dimensions (LxWxH): 3" x 12.5" x 8.25"
Allergen and Specialty: Shellfish Free
Food Type: Full Meal
Storage Requirements: Click to read
Supply Duration: 1-Day
 
 

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  • Mmmm good!

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality

    I love these for camping. I put them in my emergency kit, but I keep stealing them for when I go camping. I know I am probably weird, but I really think they taste good. The crackers are dry and the cheese spread is not what I eat, but the main pouches of food are always good and so are the side stuff and the desserts. I love that I can get a hot meal so easy in the great wide open!

    9/22/2010

    Dan S.

  • The rations were absolutely great However....

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality

    My only real complaint is that you don't know what flavors you are going to get. I would like to pick the exact flavors that I want. The meal I received was pasta in tomato sauce and I was surprised at how much food is in there. It tasted great, did need a bit of salt but that is personal preferences. The oatmeal cookie was to die for although it was hard as a brick! I wish the cost was cheaper, I would buy a ton of these things!

    From The Ready Store:

    Darren, we wish we could offer customers the ability to pick. The problem is the MRE manufacturers are frequently changing their flavors. As a matter of fact we can't even ask for certain entree flavors. We get what they send us. No flexibility on our end.

    4/18/2012

    Darren

  • good for a quick fix

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    • Value
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    Good for a quick meal or in a BOB. Not as good as the Mountain House or Saratoga Farms meals. Would recommend at least a case or two to if the SHTF so you can spend time getting where you need to go.

    4/23/2012

    debra

  • So easy

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    • Value
    • Quality

    No water required was what got me, much better than freeze dried and storing water. The meals taste pretty good, I was surprised. The desserts taste like the packaged cakes and stuff you would get with like a school lunch and the cheese and crackers taste just like the kid snacks too! Good taste, So easy! Good for kids, although they may need help ripping the pouch open, that was a little tough.

    5/26/2012

    Daniele

  • Deluxe MRE

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    I would call this a deluxe mre meal. If you look at other they only have an entree, drink, cracker, cheese or peanut butter, and dessert. Sometimes no heaters are included. In this one you get 2 desserts and 2 snacks, although I'm not a fan of raisins. This meal may be a dollar or so more than others, but it has much more included.

    6/13/2012

    Daniele

  • Really good

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    • Price

    These are good because you get a full meal and you can split it up because everything is in its own separate pouch.

    11/2/2012

    It

  • pretty good mre

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    These are pretty good for MRE's and fill you up as well. Plus you dont need to buy the heaters because these are self heating. I store a lot of these incase of emergency.

    12/19/2012

    Brian

  • Full Meal

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    • Value
    • Quality

    These meals come with quite a few items in them! They are perfect for any camping trip, hike, road trip, or just a meal at home. I have purchased over 12 of these and all were perfect.

    1/24/2013

    Austin

  • Never know when you might need this

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    This will really come in handy one day. Great shelf life and an overall good product.

    7/22/2013

    Joseph

  • Test before buying more

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    I like that these are sold individually to give you a chance to test out the meal before buying a whole case. Thumbs up!

    7/22/2013

    Kathryn

  • A good overall product

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    • Quality

    It's nice to have this option of buying a complete meal. They are great for camping or emergency situations.

    7/30/2013

    Joseph

  • good but not wowed

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality

    I think I had my expectations a little high by reading different sites and their reviews of MREs. It was definitely edible and there were several parts of the meal that were fantastic but the entree wasnt a grand slam.

    Maybe if I was camping and was really hungry then I might have appreciated it better? lol

    10/12/2010

    Richard

  • 1st try

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality

    I tried one of these meals to see what they were like. Received the spaghetti and was pleasantly surprised. Better than I expected. wouldnt want to try to live off them but perfect for BOB and would be a nice change-up from freeze dried if .

    7/13/2012

    Kevin

  • It's pretty darn good!

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality

    When I was a kid we had C-Rations in case of emergency. These are way better! They still have the cracker and cheese/peanut butter combo, but no chocolate bar (a girl needs her chocoalte...even in an emergency!)I tried the Southwestern Style Chicken with Black Beans and Rice. I gotta say...this tasted WAY better than what was in C-Rations...it looked (and tasted) like real chicken, beans, and rice. Has a bit of spice to it and could have used some salt (but I like salt on everything.) I also had a chocolate chip cookie and a brown sugar toaster pastry. They were both yummy. It took me a bit to figure out how to use the heater pack (watch the demo videos first..wish I had) and definitely don't activate the heater pouch in a tightly enclosed area...it's a bit stinky. I would really, really love it if we could choose our own entree...but worst case scenario, if you get one you don't like you could use it for trade. I'm definitely picking up a few more.

    8/19/2012

    CG

  • Great

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    • Price

    I ordered an Mre and it was great! The taste was not 5 star but it was realy good. I sugest it to anyone.

    11/29/2012

    cooldog

  • Great to try an MRE

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality

    Don't buy food stores in bulk until you have tried them first. This is basically a complete MRE meal. Give it a chance before you buy a case of MREs. If you don't like it, you won't be stuck with a ton of them. Price is a little high, but still very reasonable.

    6/6/2013

    6-Pack

  • I love mres

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    • Value
    • Quality

    I could eat this all day! Love to take them camping.

    9/19/2011

    sb

  • Good

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    Nice MRE, Easy to use great for last min food for those constantly on the move!

    2/24/2012

    James

  • Very Good

    • Price
    • Value
    • Quality

    Hey, these are very good for what they are supposed to do and be. No, it's not fine restaurant dining but I've eaten in cafe's that I would have rather had these MREs. Plus, you can eat'em hot or cold--the heater is a must in my opinion. Another bonus--you can eat the entree hot and the other packaged stuff later if you are on the move. In an emergency, you'll be glad you got'em and they certainly beat K-rations.

    3/20/2011

    WayneO

  • wish i could chose my main entres and sides

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    • Value
    • Quality

    I loved the meal. I got mine with a toaster pastry with brown sugar and brown frosting and an oatmeal cookie. the main entree was pasta with garden vegetables in tomato sauce. i liked it but I just wish I could choose a combination of items in the full meal. They show you a list of what an M.R.E. contains but it doesn't include all the main entrees. It just shows you the different meals you could get when you order it I would give it a full five stars if the ready store allowed you to chose your entry and sides.

    1/6/2012

    Jonny211