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Comparisons of MREs to Dehydrated, Freeze Dried and other Foods


This post will compare MREs to various other options.  If you have been following the series of posts on MREs, you will have a good idea of their shelf life, which is 3 years at 80 degrees.  In reality they are probably good for a longer period.  But in a real emergency I want to have the best rations available.  To find out your food was bad would be a real problem.

I have only compared the MREs against foods you would probably use in a bug out bag.  In my opinion MREs should not be used for a prolonged period. 

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Comparisons of MREs to Dehydrated, Freeze Dried and other Foods

This post will compare MREs to various other options.  If you have been following the series of posts on MREs, you will have a good idea of their shelf life, which is 3 years at 80 degrees.  In reality they are probably good for a longer period.  But in a real emergency I want to have the best rations available.  To find out your food was bad would be a real problem.

I have only compared the MREs against foods you would probably use in a bug out bag.  In my opinion MREs should not be used for a prolonged period. …

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Civilian vs Military MREs

This the second part of an article on MREs, the first part was posted yesterday.  Civilian MREs (meals ready to eat) are a confusing issue.  There are currently a number of manufacturers producing MREs for the civilian market.  The three major manufacturers of MREs for the military (Ameriqual, Sopakco, and Wornick) have all started producing their own civilian MREs. Recently International Meals Supply, a certified supplier of emergency rations for the Department of Defense, has started selling a brand called “MREStar”.

Ameriqual sells under the name APack; there are 12 meals to a case, 6 different menus.  They provide approximately 1400 calories per meal according to their website. 

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