Mre is a meal that is ready to eat. It is the main food that is used by the United States Armed Forces. It is described as a self-contained meal and the meal has been designed in such a way that it is capable of withstanding rough conditions. Mre meals contain entrée, side dish, cracker/bread, spread, dessert, candy, beverages among other components. It was in 1981 that Mres replaced the Meal, Combat, Individual rations and it is expected to succeed the lighter LRP ration, which was developed for Vietnam ranger patrol units and the US Special Forces.
Strict rules are followed when it is being packaged because it is meant to withstand parachute drops of up to 380 meters (1,250 ft). The packaging is meant to be able to maintain a three and a half years minimum shelf life. There are various stores where you can buy Mres. Many people have added great Mre meals in their emergency food stores. It is the kind of food that is common with outdoor adventurers and campers. This is because it is easy to carry and it contains high calories. It is good for camping and hiking or any other outdoor activities because of its adequate nutrition. It is said that per meal it contain 1200 – 2000 calories.
During the emergency natural disaster, this is the kind of meal that is used. They are an appropriate meal during disasters such as hurricanes and floods. The rescue workers need a lot of calories and this is the appropriate meal for them. Compared to the canned food they are much lighter. When your life is interrupted this is the meal that you should go for. It is a nutritious, fully prepared shelf stable kind of meal. It will offer you with everything that you need in a meal.