Awhile back I received a package from Chef Minute Meals. This was one of those packages I love to get because there was food in it! What’s really cool about these meals is that it’s a little like an MRE. It doesn’t have all the extras like peanut butter and cheese, but it does contain a meal package that is self heated.
So what I mean is it contains a small heating element and the box itself is used as a stove. It comes with a spork and a few other things you can check out in the short video.
I went hiking over the winter and took one of these meals with me to try out. It tasted really good – meaty – and it gives a hiker some flexibility in that you don’t have to start a fire to have a warm meal. You just pull this bad boy out, add water to the heating element, and voila! Five to seven minutes later there’s a hot meal. Very cool.
These meals were designed with the prepper in mind, but he wanted me to try it out to see if there was some application for use in camping as well. I’d say they’d be ideal for a short term hike or to pack a few in a bug-out bag. My only problem with them is that they’re a little big. Not heavy. They just take up space. But imagine this… you’ve been hiking for five days out of a ten day hike and you’re sick of GORP and dehydrated spaghetti. Pull out one of these meals and you have yourself a real nice treat in the middle of ten day hike.
There are a wide variety of meals and like I mentioned earlier they’re very tasty.
These meals are really designed for preppers and in that respect they’re ideal. You can make one of these in minutes and you don’t need an open fire or stove and fuel or anything to make it. Perfect! If you’re a prepper buy a few of these meals and throw them on the shelf. Especially if you live in an apartment or other place difficult to make a fire. If the grid goes down it’s an easy hot meal to prepare with everything needed already in the box.
Here’s a quick video I did of the Chef 5 Minute Meal. I’d never tried one of these meals, so you can watch me fumble around trying to figure it out. As it turns out it’s very easy to heat one up.
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