The MRE is a complete ready to eat meal. Inside each MRE bag is an entree with other food and drinks. MRE's come packaged with 12 per case. There are six different menus twice per case.
There are 24 different MRE menus. Some of the menus change every year. A few of the new menus are:
Penne Pasta dish
Chicken Fajitas with tortillas
Sloppy Joe Sauce
Cheese Omelet breakfast meal
Here is the current 2008 Menu List:
01 - Chili w/Beans 02 - Pork Rib 03 - Beef Ravioli 04 - Cheese & Vegetable Omelet 05 - Chicken Breast 06 - Chicken w/Noodles 07 - Meatloaf w/Gravy 08 - Beef Patty 09 - Beef Stew 10 - Chili & Macaroni 11 - Vegetable Lasagna 12 - Veggie Burger w/BBQ Sauce 13 - Cheese Tortellini 14 - Spicy Penne Pasta 15 - Beef Enchilada 16 - Chicken Fajita 17 - Sloppy Joe Filling 18 - Meatballs w/Marinara 19 - Pot Roast w/Vegetables 20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce 21 - Tuna in Pouch 22 - Chicken w/Dumplings 23 - Chicken Pesto & Pasta 24 - Chicken w/Salsa
The MRE is ready to eat and you do not have to cook or heat it. You can boil them, put them in the microwave or use any heat source. Flame-less MRE heaters will heat your meal over 200 degrees just by adding water. This uses a safe chemical reaction with water to heat your MRE.
MRE shelf life has been determined solely on taste tests. An average MRE will last 10 years but the quality and taste of the food will last long after its official expiration date.
You can purchase MRE's in bulk and wholesale MRE's in bulk that will supply you for ten years or longer.
Freeze dried foods are the second best food source to use in any emergency. You just need to add water, wait 10 minutes then eat. Air dried foods and dehydrated foods are a good choice but they do require a little cooking to rehydrate them. Dehydrated applesauce granules and potato granules, however, make an instant meal by adding water.
For information about purchasing wholesale MRE's at the cheapest prices including recipes and menus from 1981 - 2010, please visit my website at the bottom of the page.