Homemade MRE? What’s that?
That’s what I first said when I heard those words.
MRE stands for ‘meal ready to eat’.
We generally associate an MRE with a military meal that looks like this:
These meals come with a variety of items including a main meal, a dessert, accessories, drink mixes, sides, etc. And they can last anywhere from 2-20 years.
You can easily make your own ‘meal ready to eat’ that can last anywhere from 2-5 years, or more, depending on what you put inside.
The great thing about making your own MRE is that you can pick and choose exactly what goes into it. When you make your own, I would suggest adding ready to eat items that don’t take any heating. Most standard military MRE’s would come with a heater and while you can buy those heaters and use them for a variety of purposes, it’s generally easier to simply have ready to eat items that require no heating.
Here are some ideas on what can go inside of a homemade MRE:
Now that we have some examples of what could go into a homemade MRE, let’s give an example of what a homemade MRE might look like:
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