MREs, or Meals Ready to Eat, are a great option for emergency situations. Learn how to use them, store them and find the right one for you!

FAQs for MREs

Military MREs (Meal's Ready to Eat) are a must-have in your emergency food storage. The U.S. Military relies on MREs to give them the nutrition and energy they need to survive in the most extreme conditions. MREs are great to use during any disaster and are excellent for a 'grab and go' emergency. They provide... Read More

The Difference Between Civilian MREs & Military MREs

A lot of questions have been asked about the difference between MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) and the military MREs.
In short, there's not much of a difference. Both civilian MREs and military MREs are made for the purpose of being used by the Department of Defense (DOD). After comparing civilian MREs and military MREs, the... Read More

The Nutritional Value of Your MRE

When in an emergency situation, you want to have the best nutrition possible to sustain you through anything you might face. There are many food storage options, but the biggest nutritional impact can be found in an MRE.
Why MREs
MREs were first used in the military as a calorie-dense meal that provides the energy from protein... Read More

Solving the Mystery of MRE Expiration Dates

If you’ve bought MREs before, you’ve probably noticed that there aren’t any expiration dates printed on the packaging. Don’t bother trying to look for one because you won’t find it.
MRE manufacturers don’t use expiration dates in the traditional sense of a day, month, and year. But that doesn’t mean that MREs are some... Read More

A Look Inside Your MRE Full Meal

The Breakdown of an MRE Full Meal
Many people associate MREs with the military. However, there are also MREs available for civilian use. An MRE, or Meal, Ready-to-Eat, is a self-contained meal package that includes everything you need to prepare and eat the food inside, including heating up the food.
MREs are used in the military because... Read More

What is the Shelf Life of MREs?

MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) shelf life is a little bit tricky. Like most shelf stable, long term food storage items, there are important things to know in order to store them properly. The most important concept to understand with MRE shelf life is:
MREs are temperature sensitive.
According to Temperature
What that means is the cooler the... Read More

How to Heat an MRE

Personally, I am not the best cook; I always seem to burn everything I put my hands on.  However, with a Flameless MRE Heater even I can’t go wrong.  Each MRE heater has easy to follow step by step directions to make sure even the unsavvy cook, such as I, can get it right every... Read More

How to Make Your Own MREs

MREs have been feeding our military for decades and there is a lot of science and testing that goes into these Meals-Ready-to-Eat.
In fact, the military has a whole department that is in charge of development of these unique meals. These meals are scientifically designed and crafted to have a 5 year shelf life and be... Read More

8 Creative Ways to Heat an MRE

MREs - Meals Ready to Eat - are durable pouches of food first created by the military. These metalized pouches can withstand a lot of wear and tear. They’ve also come a long way in taste.
The great thing about MREs is that you can eat them cold or hot! However, I would probably recommend eating... Read More

Julian Date- What Is It?

We often get the question of why an MRE doesn't have an expiration date printed on it.
You may have noticed that your MRE's have a funny number at the bottom. What is that thing?
Where did these dates come from?
Julian Dates, abbreviated JD, are simply a continuous count of days and fractions since noon Universal Time... Read More

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