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MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) Review
« on: October 02, 2018, 11:15:27 AM »
From: mreinfo.com
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What is an MRE (Meal, Ready to Eat)?

So, what is an MRE? The MRE (Meal, Ready to Eat) is a totally self-contained complete meal. One MRE equals one meal. The packaging of an MRE is designed to withstand rough conditions and exposure to the elements. Inside each MRE bag is an entree and a variety of other food and drink items. MREs come packaged in cases with 12 MREs per case. There are currently 24 different “menus” or varieties of MREs. Menus 1-12 are packaged in a case designated Case A and menus 13-24 are packaged in Case B.

MREs are the main operational food ration for the United States Armed Forces. You can check out the MRE History page for more a more in-depth history of how MREs came to be but the short version is that the c-rations and k-rations from World War II developed into the MCI (Meal, Combat, Individual) rations used in Korea and Vietnam. Then in 1980, the MRE was developed and became the primary ration for the US.

What’s in an MRE?

You can find a listing of the exact components of each MRE on the MRE Menus page . The military makes a few changes to the menus every year so you will find a different menu listing for each year. In general, though, each MRE contains the following:

* Entree: the main course, such as Spaghetti or Beef Stew
* Side dish: rice, corn, fruit, or mashed potatoes, etc.
* Cracker or Bread
* Spread: peanut butter, jelly, or cheese spread
* Dessert: cookies or pound cakes
* Candy: M&Ms, Skittles, or Tootsie Rolls
* Beverages: Gatorade-like drink mixes, cocoa, dairy shakes, coffee, tea
* Hot sauce or seasoning: in some MREs
* Flameless Ration Heater: to heat up the entree
* Accessories: spoon, matches, creamer, sugar, salt, chewing gum, toilet paper, etc.

Each MRE provides an average of 1,250 calories (13% protein, 36% fat, and 51% carbohydrates) and 1/3 of the Military Recommended Daily Allowance of vitamins and minerals. A full day’s worth of meals would consist of three MREs.

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Re: MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) Review
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 11:19:04 AM »
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« Last Edit: October 02, 2018, 12:09:11 PM by Ayoshi »

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Re: MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) Review
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 11:20:47 AM »
Testing New Russian Military MRE (Meal Ready to Eat)
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Tasting Russia Federal Protective Service MRE (Meal Ready to Eat)
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Testing Slovenian MRE (Meal Ready to Eat)
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Testing Portuguese MRE Meal Ready to Eat
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Testing Estonian Military MRE (24Hr Combat Food Ration)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9E_8cSyS1s

Tasting Chilean MRE (Meal Ready to Eat)
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2016 South Korean RoK MRE Review Combat Ration Kimchi & Fried Rice Meal Ready to Eat Taste Test
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Re: MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) Review
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 11:21:25 AM »
http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=3005.0

Photos c/o of a long-time Timawan who prefers to stay out of the limelight.

Notes:

- Better than the MREs issued in the 90s

- Includes Blend 45 3-in-1 coffee and Sunflower biscuits

- Pre-cooked rice that needs to be rehydrated by boiling