MRE Flameless Heaters
MRE Flameless Heaters
The importance of MRE heaters cannot be over emphasized. MRE heaters are self-contained heating units meant for single use, they come in handy when it comes to heating your MRE rations. Developed for the US military, MRE heaters are flameless and raise the MRE temperature by 100 degree in less than 12 minutes.
How do MRE Heaters work?
Just add a little water to the MRE flameless ration heaters to bring it to the boiling point. This makes theMRE entrée packet to be heated as well.
MRE flameless ration heaters contain powdered iron and magnesium metals with salt. When water is added the chemical reaction that ensues brings the salt water to the boiling point and effectively heats the entrée MRE packet, which is placed inside the MRE heater. The only area to be careful about is that the chemical reaction produces hydrogen gas and hence the MRE heater should ideally be activated in open areas or well ventilated areas.
MRE heaters offer Varied uses
Other than heating ready to eat MRE packets, it is prudent to keep a few heaters handy for a number of other purposes such as thawing frozen pipelines or even to be put to use as a heat pad. On account of its magnesium and iron powder, you can even use it to start a fire. The MRE heater’s importance in an emergency situation cannot really be overstated.
How Do MRE Heaters Work? Heater For?
Generally, MRE’s are sold with one flameless MRE heater but the MRE heaters can also be purchased separately here at Survival-Warehouse.com
It’s never a bad idea to have a few extra MRE heaters on hand if you plan to stock MREs in your emergency food supply. The flameless MRE ration heaters can be handy for a few other uses as well. They are excellent for heating hot coffee. While this may not be an absolute necessity for survival, there is a lot to be said for comfort and morale in aemergency situation. Just activate the MRE heater and place it around a bottle and your beverage inside will be heated very fast.
MRE heaterscan be used for first aid as well. While MRE heaters are too hot to be placed directly on your skin, the MRE heater can be activated and wrapped to create a heating pad. Because of the magnesium and iron powder, an MRE heater can be opened and used as a fire starter when you don’t have access to tinder.