X MRE dishes are a popular option among survivors looking for simple and effective ways to satisfy their nutritional needs. X MREs have a long shelf life and are easy to store and carry. They do not need cooking (although many can be heated if you want warm and satisfying food) and are very high in calories – so you can get all the nutrients you need for just one or two meals a day .
MPEs have been in use by the military for a long time and many of the packages purchased from civilians are in fact surplus military – they are made for use by the national military and are sold when they are no longer useful for tours, but still have a good shelf life user-friendliness.
X MREs come in a variety of styles – there are those that are vegetarian, kosher or halal and those that are suitable for people with specific medical requirements, such as gluten-free or allergies. They tend to be packed in tight foil and can be eaten from the package or boiled in it if you want to melt them.
Generally, MREs are more expensive than cooking from scratch – and may be more expensive than ready meals – but they are worth the extra cost because of their high calories and nutrient density. They are intended to support the type of activity that the serviceman will perform. It makes more sense to carry them with you than sandwiches that can become juicy or foods that will require careful preparation outside in the woods. Why waste your time and valuable space in a backpack when the MRE and the portable stove will do the job perfectly – and probably be more enjoyable.