"I like that they won't use my water storage when in an emergency...and the children think they are fun to eat."
"My kids think it's Christmas when they get to open their MREs on camp outs. If you are hungry or need lots of calories for physical activities, MREs will hit the spot."
"For backpacking I also prefer the Freeze-Dried but for on the go, the MREs can be a huge help -- not necessarily a full meal, but a side dish or dessert is enough to tide me over until I can get back to where I can get a real meal."
"My kids are weird I guess...they like just about every one of the MREs I've had them try. They eat all of the side dishes, and I have to regulate how many and how quickly they eat the emergency bars, both the MRE version and the Coast Guard Bars. They are three girls from the ages of eight to four years old."
So now we want you to tell us why you like MREs and how often do you use them? Do you do anything to them to change them up? We would love to hear any helpful hints for preparation or convenient uses for MREs that you have in the comments.
I have ordered some of the entrees as well as the desserts-Liked many of them although am concerned about the high sodium content. The desserts especially oatmeal and shortbread cookies and brownies are excellent. The dried trail mix and wet fruit are very good. I am trying to order mre size granola with blueberries and also with banana. Both have milk included. How do I get these products??
After a BSA Commissioner's Meeting, a fellow member asked me, as I packed my show and tell items into an EE box, how I liked the food. He was surprised to hear that I mix MREs with dehydrated cheeses and other grains to add variety to them and to make one MRE into a meal for three. One way your box has helped spread the news about preparedness and the Scout motto of Be Prepared!
When I began my emergency preparedness plan, I had my daughter taste-test a little of everything. She did not love the MREs but didn't think they were that bad. If they passed her picky eating habits, then anyone can survive on them!
Good article. You may want to have a look at the nutritional contents of the MREs. I think each one is packed with enough calories to support a soldier in the field for a day. You wouldn't want to each three of those each day.