The MRE Accessory pack MRE’s or Meals Ready to Eat were initially made for the military. With time, however, civilian MREs began being produced by some of the same manufacturers that made the military MREs. Even though it is illegal to buy or sell the military MREs, civilian type MREs can be purchased by all. Even though the meals are identical for both civilian and military MREs, there are some things that the civilian MREs come with that are not included in the MREs made specifically for the DoD (Department of Defense). One of those differences is the MRE accessory pack that accompanies civilian full meal MREs.
Each of the MRE food packs comes with its own accessory pack that includes the following:
- A spoon to eat with
- Coffee to drink with or after your meal
- Cream and sugar for the coffee
- Salt and pepper to add flavor to the meal
- A napkin
- A moist towelette to clean your hands with before and/or after the meal
The accessory packs have the following specifications:
- Lightweight and easy to carry
- Water proof
- Durable packaging
- Long shelf life
The coffee, cream and sugar are great for giving energy when one is weary. The other condiments are salt and pepper; they add flavoring to the MRE meals.