MRE’s Deserve a Place in Your Survival Supplies

            As pesky as Tropical Storm Fay has been so far, I imagine Floridians are relieved that it didn’t get any worse than it did.  Forecasters are still saying we could have several big storms with hurricane potential, so survival preparedness is still the name of the game.


MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) should be part of your hurricane preparedness.  Of course, MRE’s should be kept on hand in your survival supplies 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!


Nitro-Pak has a special right now featuring 12 different entrees.  In fact, this is a special purchase of fresh new stock and a Nitro-Pak exclusive. You don’t just get two sets of six meals, but 12 different entrees.  Nitro-Pak ordered the best tasting top choices.  They say on their site that, if you want to order, you’d better act quickly.  These may not last long because they’ll sell out fast.

MRE Heaters are also available, so don’t forget to order some.


            Nitro-Pak offers only fresh from the factory MRE’s and never sells old surplus MRE’s.


            As Nitro-Pak wisely notes, it’s better to be prepared too early than a minute too late.  Any time there’s the threat of hurricane or other disaster, it becomes hard to get MRE’s, so you don’t want to wait to get yours.


To order your supply of MRE’s, click on the Nitro-Pak logo.  On the home page, you’ll see several specials listed.  The 12 different entrée special is one of them.  You can also click on the MRE category on the left sidebar and see this and other MRE offerings from Nitro-Pak.  Either way, get your MRE’s now and be prepared for the time when you’ll need them most.


Nitro-Pak Emergency Preparedness Center

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.

1 thought on “MRE’s Deserve a Place in Your Survival Supplies”


    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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