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Old 04-28-2010, 04:19 AM   #11
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Since we are talking about MRE'S.... I got a question

I have a 12 pack of Mre that have been in storage for the last 6yrs. They have been stored in a plastic rubbermaid container in dry, dark and cool storage. My question is should I discart them or try one to see if the still good or buy some new ones? Give me some info guys.

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Mmmm, Meals Rejected by the Enemy!

I think I'd just pack one or two MRE's because of their limited shelf life and complementing them with freeze-dried backpacking foods that last 7+ years.
we called it Meals Refused by Ethiopians when i was in. I loved MRE's though. would love to have a ton on hand for BOB. all the calories you need in one day in one package.
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that little bottle and the ham and au graeten potatoes was the best....
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Since we are talking about MRE'S.... I got a question

I have a 12 pack of Mre that have been in storage for the last 6yrs. They have been stored in a plastic rubbermaid container in dry, dark and cool storage. My question is should I discart them or try one to see if the still good or buy some new ones? Give me some info guys.
From the MRE web site, depends on the temperature that they were stored in and review the chart from the following site: Emergency Meals Ready To Eat (MRE), Disaster Food, Rations & Supplies for Military, Camping and Survival by Sure-Pak

Sure-Pak Meals can be stored for up to five years based on storage temperature. This is known as "shelf life." Shelf life may be extended if stored in a cool temperature. Heat may shorten shelf life. Freezing is not recommended as it may damage the seal on the pouches used to package the entrees and side dishes, causing them to spoil.


Temperature Shelf Life*
70º Fahrenheit 5.5 years
80º Fahrenheit 4 years
90º Fahrenheit 2.5 years
100º Fahrenheit 1.5 years

MREdepot.com Home Page information:

MRE STORAGE LIFE CHART from MREdepot.com Home Page that deals with Menu C (Sealed Case of Military MRE)

Temp - Months in Storage

120 - 1
110 - 5
110 - 22
90 - 55
80 - 76
70 - 100
60 - 130
Below 60 - Data not available
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From the MRE web site, depends on the temperature that they were stored in and review the chart from the following site: Emergency Meals Ready To Eat (MRE), Disaster Food, Rations & Supplies for Military, Camping and Survival by Sure-Pak

Sure-Pak Meals can be stored for up to five years based on storage temperature. This is known as "shelf life." Shelf life may be extended if stored in a cool temperature. Heat may shorten shelf life. Freezing is not recommended as it may damage the seal on the pouches used to package the entrees and side dishes, causing them to spoil.


Temperature Shelf Life*
70º Fahrenheit 5.5 years
80º Fahrenheit 4 years
90º Fahrenheit 2.5 years
100º Fahrenheit 1.5 years

MREdepot.com Home Page information:

MRE STORAGE LIFE CHART from MREdepot.com Home Page that deals with Menu C (Sealed Case of Military MRE)

degrees in F months

120 1
110 5
110 22
90 55
80 76
70 100
60 130
Below 60 Data not available
always about 60 in my basement so id be good to go.
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Albuquerque we have to store in a deep dark room in the house! No basement!

I did have a friend was thinking about when he had the house built, cost an extra 25k for 400 Square foot!

He declined on the basement - do to cost factor!

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You've got all the basic info. I believe the best taste is going to be in three years, so I plan to rotate on that basis if possible. it's hard to eat these things at home when lots of good fresh food is available. I like taking them to the range where there is no food available (My friends always love them too).
I' ve eaten a few out to six and seven with unsure storage temps and the taste suffers. Crackers were o.k. Entres were o.k. but not as good as before. cakes seem to hold up, but coffee, candies, cheese and other spreads may be better avoided.

MREInfo.com has various brave souls who have tasted these things that I would not touch.

I say stick to three w/ five as max.

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I used to carry MREs & Old C-Rats when I used to hunt whitetail deer in WVA.

Got them cheap at a Army & Navy Surplus store loved almost everything I ate in them.

Loved them both especially the fruit dishes and the pound cake.

I would open the ketchup powder pour it into my mouth then drink some water out otta canteen then sloosh it around really good then swallow.

This made a good sauce 'fer almost anything.

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C rats and MREs are great if you are out of dogs and cats..

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