MRE’s Deserve a Place in Your Survival Supplies

MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) should be part of your survival supplies for hurricanes and other major storms.

Of course, MRE’s should be kept on hand for emergencies other than just hurricanes. They provide quick food rations in many situations, including camping and hunting trips.

Or, suppose you’re in a short term situation, such as after a storm, but don’t want to dip into your stock of dehydrated food by opening #10 cans you know you won’t use again soon.

There are also several advantages to MRE’s over cans of food purchased from a grocery store or warehouse outlet. They truly are ready to eat and can be heated with heaters that don’t require use of electricity or gas, neither of which may be available after a major storm.

You get a better variety of tasty meals than canned food. Calorie content is high enough that you can get by on two meals a day if need be. Also, storage life is 5-8 years if kept at room temperature and out of extreme temperatures.

MRE’s were developed to be eaten anywhere, anytime. They can be eaten hot or cold without any preparation. They’re packaged in a triple-layer foil/plastic “retort” pouch for longer storage-life. Each complete MRE meal will provide around 1000 calories per meal.

Get MRE’s from companies featured on the food storage and preserving page in the Prep Mart and be prepared for the time when you’ll need them most.

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

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    I count at least a dozen StarKist cans,
    Plus thirty more of soup (assorted brands),
    Ten gigantic stews from Dinty Moore,
    And quarts of stable milk along the floor.

    Before the season’s storms can get a threat up,
    We strive to get our pantry shelves all set up.
    We know what’s there in case we ever need it;
    I just hope we never have to eat it.
    Light verse, ripped from the headlines

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