posted on Apr, 21 2009 @ 01:20 AM
Toss that stuff. MREs don't store all that long because they contain moisture in the can, and if they are stored in a hot or freezing environment I
wouldn't think they would last a year.
Compare MREs to freeze dried canned foods as a example. If freeze dried canned food is stored in a dry environment at between 40-60 degrees
Fahrenheit, they'll last for 25 or more years. If stored at 70 degrees, it may be good for 10 years or so .. maybe a bit longer depending upon the
MREs are not a very good long term emergency food stock. And, they taste horrible too. MREs don't store much better than your grocery store canned
If you want to keep an emergency supply of food on hand, consider freeze dried food packed in oxygen free cans. Oregon Freeze Dry makes some of the
best freeze dried food products you can buy, and they are a pleasure to eat compared to MREs (barf!). The cans I've purchased this year have all
been manufactured in Oct-Dec 2008 and are marked best used before 2033, if stored properly, and they are. Don't store that stuff in your home during
the summer unless it's air conditioned, and if not, plan to use the stuff within 5-7 years.
[edit on 21-4-2009 by Divinorumus]