72 to 96-Hour Kits
72 to 96-Hour Kits
MRE 72 to 96-Hour Kits
Military style meals ready to eat, or MREs, are an excellent alternative to freeze dried pouches or #10 cans for emergency preparedness and long term food storage alike. Originally developed as rations for military troops in the field, MREs are designed to be easy to carry, easy to prepare, completely self-sufficient, and nutritionally balanced. MREs are the best choice for emergency and disaster preparedness precicely because they do not require access to additional supplies or resources. Imagine an office building located in an earthquake prone area. In the event of an earthquake, damage to the building may trap office workers inside - perhaps in a very small space or even in compromising positions. A 72 or 96-hour MRE kit for each person in the office would ensure sufficient sustenence for those trapped inside until help could arrive. A 72 to 96-hour kit of military style MRE is perfect for any home, office, or car.
An MRE requires nothing beyond what comes included for preparation or consumption. In many disaster situations like a flood or earthquake, access to water and cooking tools will be limited if available at all. An MRE is packaged complete with everything needed to heat and eat the meal. A flameless ration heater is used to heat the precooked meal and an accessory kit containing utensils and seasonings is included as well.
Easy To Carry
Having been developed for the military initially, MRE were made to be easily portable. Even a multi-day supply like the 72 or 96-Hour MRE Kit is compact and relatively lightweight. Although at first glance MRE meals seem heavier than freeze-dried meals, if you compare the MRE meal to the equivalent supply of freeze dried food plus the equipment and water needed to prepare the freeze-dried food, you'll find they are fairly comparable if not lighter. MRE kits are also durable. Designed to be dropped from aircraft, packed in full backpacks, squeezed, stepped on, and stacked for storage, these meals can survive quite a bit of abuse.
Easy To Prepare
As we mentioned above most MRE meals come complete with everything needed to prepare and eat the meal. MRE meal preparation does not require a stove, cooking utensils, or an open flame. Simply activate the included flameless heater and insert the food pouch to heat the pre-cooked food quickly and safely in any environment. Most MRE meal kits also include an accessory pack with utensils and condiments.
MRE meals were designed with optimal short term nutrition for an active person in mind. MRE complete meals have all the daily nutrients and calories needed to maintain health and energy on a short to medium-term basis. MRE meals were not designed to be the only source of food for very long-term survival so while we recommend MRE meal kits as a staple for short term survival needs we also recommend a more diverse menu plan for long term food storage supplies.