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Eat Like a Soldier with MREs (Meals, Ready to Eat)

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 4:00 am by BGW
Offer of the Day (03/02/2011):
SOPAKCO SurePak 12 MRE's
Meals, Ready to Eat
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What is an MRE?

MRE is an abbreviation for Meal-Ready-to-Eat. The MRE is a shelf-stable, pre-cooked, packaged meal that is used by United States soldiers in the field (i.e soldier food). These self-contained meals provide all the nutrition a solider-on-the-go needs to sustain himself or herself. Typical contents include entree, side dish, crackers, peanut butter/cheese spread, desert, instant coffee/tea, matches, toilet paper, spoon, and a heater to heat the main entree.

These military grade field rations are a fast way to have a nutritious meal without the delay of cooking. They come fully cooked so that you can even eat them cold, but usually taste better warm. They’re perfect for all types of outdoor and survival activities (hiking, backpacking, camping, rafting etc). MRE’s are also great for emergency preparedness and long term storage because they do not require refrigeration; if you have a bomb shelter, you can stock its pantry with a ton of them. Click here to watch a video of a reporter eating an MRE in Iraq. For more information on MREs, you can visit this informative site: www.MREinfo.com

Soldier eating MREOfferOfTheDay.com Advice:

OTD Tip #1: The next time you get down on yourself for whatever reason and need a self-esteem boost, you can achieve the feeling that you’re serving your country by eating like a soldier - and that’s by eating an MRE baby! This will give you a sense of fulfillment and hopefully boost your morale. Yeah … we know it’s a stretch.

OTD Tip #2: The next time you want to impress some of your peers, invite them to a dinner party you’re throwing, and tell them to dress nicely (perhaps in tuxedos even). Hype your little shindig up like it’s the second coming of some pretentious event like the Grammy Awards. Then during your party, at the dinner table, serve your guests MREs still packed in their containers. You’ll be applauded for your creativity and heralded for having that hard to find “it” factor.

How are the MREs prepared by SOPAKCO?

The MREs are manufactured by SOPAKCO, a U.S. Government contractor. The food is actually pumped or placed into flexible bags, vacuum sealed and cooked in large pressure-cookers called retorts. The food is fully cooked and can be eaten straight out of the bag - heated or unheated. They come in military style packaging, and have a 5 year shelf-life. Currently each MRE comes with a Flameless Ration Heater (FRH) supplied to allow heating of the main entree.Prepared MRE

Menu Items

The menu list of each case changes frequently depending on the manufacturer’s production batch. You will most likely receive 12 different meals from the following list (other items not shown):

  • Chicken with Cavatelli
  • Beef with Mushrooms
  • Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Country Captain Chicken
  • Black Bean and Rice Burrito
  • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
  • Chicken & Rice Pilaf
  • Beef Stew
  • Beef Ranchero
  • Meat Loaf
  • Cheese Tortellini
  • Beef Ravioli
  • Minestrone
  • Chili with Macaroni
  • Jamaican Pork Chop

Product Description

The SurePak 12 MRE Meal Case was designed to meet the needs of the end user who requires a top-of-the-line, fully-configured meal case. With 12 mains, 12 sides, 12 dessert packs, 12 crackers, 12 spreads, 12 beverages, 12 coffees, 12 ration heaters. It’s the best meal case SOPAKCO has ever made for the general public.

Product Features

  • 12 full meals (MRE’s)
  • 1,000 calories per meal
  • Includes spoon, napkin, wet nap, salt, pepper, sugar & creamer
  • No cooking required; eat hot or cold
  • 5-year shelf life (depending on storage temperature)

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2 USER COMMENTS:

By DJ on 08/04/2009 at 10:52 pm -

These are NOT Military rations, they used to be, but have gone down hill a lot over the last 7 years. I would bet a bean counter is running this outfit now. Protein is almost gone, now there is just oatmeal and veggie burgers. Your request for different meals gets an affirmative and the delivery shows a pile of xxxx!!! To Bad, they used to be a good outfit!!

By admin on 01/10/2010 at 3:11 pm - <- Administrator

DJ wrote:

These are NOT Military rations, they used to be, but have gone down hill a lot over the last 7 years. I would bet a bean counter is running this outfit now. Protein is almost gone, now there is just oatmeal and veggie burgers. Your request for different meals gets an affirmative and the delivery shows a pile of xxxx!!! To Bad, they used to be a good outfit!!

Maybe for the calorie-starved soldier, this would be a downgrade. But, I personally have these meals, and I think for the everyday person…these are actually pretty good, especially in emergencies and rafting trips.

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