Now I have to admit I rarely go grocery shopping in a supermarket. But my wife needed some ice and sent me to the store, so while I was there I decided to take a look around. I found this interesting section called prepared food. It contained a variety of packaged prepared meals that require no refrigeration and have a fair best use date.
There were quite a few items that could be used for back packing or bug out bags as they were lightweight. There were lots of cheese and potato dishes as well as products like the Homel Compleats. The Homel Compleats are a main dish, largely containing pastas and meats that can be heated in boiling water or a microwave. They can also be eaten hot or cold.
I am going to have to purchase a few of the items and try them. For today, I just took a few photos to post here. I was surprised no one paid any attention to my flash going off. Take a look yourself and you may be pleasantly surprised.