The Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) is a self-contained, individual field ration in lightweight packaging bought by the United States Department of Defense for its service members for use in combat or other field conditions where organized food facilities are not available. While MREs should be kept cool, they do not need to be refrigerated. MREs replaced the canned MCI, or Meal, Combat, Individual rations, in 1981, and is the intended successor to the lighter LRP ration developed by the United States Army for Special Forces and Ranger patrol units in Vietnam. MREs have also been distributed to civilians during natural disasters.

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  1. IOM

    MRE Dinner Date

    The MRE Dinner Date If you have never eaten an MRE then this might not strike you as very funny, but have had lived on these things and knowing what they are capable of doing to ones digestive tract. I couldn't stop laughing..... I had a date the other night at my place. On the phone the day...
  2. ditchtiger

    Old MRE Cases

    How far passed expired would these be edible? I would think the Tabasco sauce is still good. What else?
  3. MrNatural

    Some handy info on MRE's

    "How To Live On MRE's For 21 Days" How to Live on MREs for 21 Days? Lots of Water, Expert Says - Kit Up! "MRE Recipes" MRE Recipes Just from experience, it's the condiments that make MRE's palatable over a long haul. Invest in a couple small bottles of Tabasco sauce. You don't have to use...
  4. H

    Superior Alternatives To MRE Rations?

    Any ideas or good experiences as to what might work better than horrible MRE entrées? We are going through our stuff and have found by volunteer, (drafted!) taste testers that our old MRE main meals are out of date and do not taste that grate ... er ... great. Marine lifeboat ration blocks...
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