"There are a lot of civilian MRE companies out there. I can only recommend one brand and that is Meal Kit Supply."
First time buying MREs? Read our FAQs to learn everything you need to know about MREs or Meals Ready To Eat, and be prepared for any disaster or interruption in your food supply. Each of our Meal Kit Supply Premium MRE 12-Pack comes with 12 pre-cooked, fully ready-to-eat meals, that contain an average of 1,100-1,200 calories each.
Each MRE features a 5-year shelf life and includes a flameless ration heater which means you can have a hot meal at any time. No stove or heat needed, just add water and enjoy a hot meal in minutes. Meal Kit Supply MREs are widely regarded as one of the best civilian MREs on the market and a name known worldwide for disaster preparation and operational MRE use.
The 12-case is our premium MRE product, offering more calories per meal, more menu variety (10 different menus, so only 2 repeats), and more food items. Plus, we have breakfast.
Specifically, each MRE contains: entree, side dish, bread, spread, dessert, cold drink mix, spoon, condiments, napkin, moist towelette, and flameless ration heater. Overall, the Meal Kit Supply 12 pack is widely regarded as one of the best civilian MREs on the market.
MREs are self-contained and lightweight food rations that were originally developed for field use by the military. They're highly durable, waterproof, and hermetically sealed — making them rugged and built to last.
MREs are precooked individual meals that contain an entree and other components such as crackers, jams, beverages, sides etc... Some MREs, like the Meal Kit Supply Premium 12-Pack, feature Flameless Ration Heaters. These allow you to heat your meals in the field without the need for a source of heat.
For these reasons, MREs are the choice of first responders for disaster relief and are a great resource to have on hand in preparation for hurricanes, pandemics, etc... MREs help you prepare for anything and ensure your food supply remains ample even in a state of emergency.
Flameless Ration Heaters are water-activated chemical heaters that were introduced in the early 1990s. Once activated, they create a chemical reaction and heat up rapidly. They act as a heating source for your MREs without the need for a stove, electricity or fire. Your MRE can be prepared quickly and served up hot anywhere, anytime, all you need is a little bit of water.
Just open the Flameless Ration Heater, add your water, and insert your entree pouch. It's as simple as that, a fully cooked, hot meal without the need for a kitchen or heat supply.
MREs are able to last so long because they’re individually packaged to prevent bacteria and contamination. They’re also cooked to kill off any other harmful substances in the preparation stage. Once prepared they are packaged airtight, sealing in their freshness. Despite popular belief, they are not packed with preservatives to make them last longer. All of this makes MREs a long lasting alternative to stocking traditional non-perishable foods. With the right care and proper storage, MREs can last up to 5 years. For proper storage, you want to store your MREs in stable temperatures around 55°F-70°F in a cool area to ensure their freshness. Avoid freezing your MREs as repeated freezing and thawing can cause the packaging and contents to crack. To get the maximum shelf-life from each case, it is recommended that you place them in a cool and dry area away from pests and rodents.
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