Meals Ready to Eat comprises wholesome food materials for emergency situations. A standard packet of MRE meal comprise an entrée, side dishes, desserts as well as beverages, along with the other requirements, like a flameless ration heater, napkins, and condiments. MRE meals are packaged in a tamper-proof poly bag and high-density water-proof casing. It is also possible to customize meals depending on the requests by individual ingredients in the packs, their nutritional values, and calorific values of the ready-to-eat meals. 

MRE shelf life is around 3-10 years. Such meals require cool storage conditions. Refrigeration is not needed. Each MRE box has a TTI printed on the outer part of the box. TTI stands for Time Temperature Indicator. This TTI is an indicator of the shelf life of the products. TTI has two parts namely, an inner light circle and an outer dark circle.

The shelf life and storage data related to freshness of the products are based on acceptance levels related to taste. The cooler the conditions the longer are the shelf life.

MRE meals – ideal for adventure lovers

If you are going on a trek adventure or a hike, the military grades of MRE are best suited as they do not need any cooking and they come with flameless MRE ration heaters as well. It will not only save your time but also serve you with energy as you need on the go. Many a times, you packed some food in your backpack but you forgot the spoon. That facility also comes in the MRE packaging. Companies serving MREs have added many developments. For example, XMRE meals come with variety of foods and products inside.

Are there any disadvantages?

Before buying any product line we must look up the cons to enhance our preparedness. The only disadvantage so far is related to products which lose their specialty in very less time like dairy products.

Some famous companies in this field like XMRE are prepared to deliver their supplies to any part of the world. So, in disaster struck places MREs serve the best purpose. Such companies also provide customizability of the products based on the varied dietary habits, customs and cultures around the world. Such customization is possible on small and large scales.

They just require storage in climate controlled way as their shelf life is temperature dependent. This expiry date can be judged from the manufactured date on the packet and a close observation of the TTI indicator.