Originally Posted by MarkoPo
What do you mean they are restricted for sale? You can pick them up at several online retailers and at just about any military surplus store.
The genuine military issue MREs are not supposed to be sold. There have actually been federal cases against people buying and selling them. There are, however, copies and counterfeits that can be purchased by civilians.
Trust me though, you really
don't want to have
to eat them. They are very high in salt and fat. They're also over fortified and taste like butt. I don't know how many week long plus cases of constipation that I've suffered through because of them.
A much better alternative is freeze dried food designed for back packing. It is generally less expensive, has a long shelf life and tastes better. It's also more nutritionally balanced for people that aren't in combat.