It’s been awhile since I talked about this, so I thought I’d do a repost for those of you who may not have seen this yet.
Last weekend I decided to make another batch of my home made MREs. The items I use are a vacuum sealer and some of the foodsaver bags, and whatever it is you want to put in for food.
In some of my other batches I’ve really gone all out and put a lot of extra stuff in them such as plastic spoons, matches, toilet paper and other items to make it similar to a military MRE.
In today’s MREs I just put in whatever food I wanted and a couple sheets of paper towels. Here’s what I put in it today:
- Ramen Noodle soup
- Two coffee packs
- A couple pieces of hard candy
- Salmon packet
- Flavored oatmeal packet
- Beef Jerky
- Candy bar
Some people will figure out exactly how many calories will go into their MRE, but I don’t get that technical. I know that when I’m out hiking I tend to eat more due to the extra work, so I throw in enough food for a meal and a snack. Two of these would be enough to last me for a day.
I also make sure that the stuff I put in there will last awhile. Don’t put in food with a short shelf life like bread or boiled eggs or something like that.
Keep in mind that real MREs are designed for troops in combat and have a much longer shelf life than the ones I make at home. They are high in calories and are good for years if you just want to leave them in your pantry. If you want the real deal check out some of the links on the left and see if they have any for sale.
To get an idea of the mechanics of it check out this short video:
You’re only limited by your imagination as to what you can put in them. Have some ideas of what might go good in a home made MRE?
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