MRE's

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Bigcountry02, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I am currently digging information on MRE's for the civilian usage. I look at information from 2 companies and say the same 36 months max storage if temperatures are 80 degrees.

    Here is a site dedicated to MRE's!

    MREInfo.com - Home
     
  2. Surftaco

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    The new MRE's are actually very tasty. They actually sell them individually at the commisary near me for about 7 bucks.

    They have come along way since the "green" MRE's.
     

  3. opaww

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    They need to bring back the tried and true C rations
     
  4. user4

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    Truth. I had some dated around the time I was born and they were still yummy.
     
  5. CA357

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    I'm from the days of C rats. Some of them were actually decent, most weren't. If I remember correctly, the Pound Cake was good.
     
  6. ThorsHammer

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    Mmmm, Meals Rejected by the Enemy! :rolleyes:

    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.
     
  7. Benning Boy

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    There is nothing on Earth like being stuck on a plane when somebody opens a spoiled one. I've got a pretty strong stomach, but I really wanted to puke.
     
  8. Dillinger

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    I am still waiting for the Rachelle Leah flavored one. :cool:
     
  9. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I finally ordered 2 cases of Sopakco Sure-Pak Meals 12 from them directly with the heaters!

    I miss the old C-rats and even the military MRE's. At least in the civilian version is less than 1500 Calorie count in each.
     
  10. JSon

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    Try Eversafe

    Hi Big Country,

    I am new to the site but about 6 months ago I went on a mad MRE buying and trying binge with a couple of my friends and we certainly recommend the Eversafe MRE's.

    the link to their sight is now posted right there in the MRE info site. In the end we felt the price was best for the amount and quality of product you receive. Just remember to buy them direct from Wornick.

    if you want more and can't get ahold of anyone there let me know and I'll send you the contact info we have there. Two of us split about 15 cases.

    Best,
    Json
     
  11. james_black

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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.
     
  12. doctherock

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    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.
     
  13. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Nothing a big bottle of

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    Can't fix!!
     
  14. doctherock

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    that little bottle and the ham and au graeten potatoes was the best....
     
  15. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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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)

    Temp - Months in Storage

    120 - 1
    110 - 5
    110 - 22
    90 - 55
    80 - 76
    70 - 100
    60 - 130
    Below 60 - Data not available
     
  16. doctherock

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    always about 60 in my basement so id be good to go.
     
  17. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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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! :eek:

    He declined on the basement - do to cost factor!
     
  18. JSon

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    Old MRE's

    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.

    JSon
     
  19. WannaGator

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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.
     
  20. bizy

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    Crats & MREs

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