posted on Jun, 15 2013 @ 05:00 PM
The other day there arose a discussion on my thread about MRE’s verse other survival foods and normal foods pressed into use during hard times. As
I said then, I prefer GI MREs because they are cheap and easily available for me, compact in one waterproof pack and they can last a long time. Below
is a piece-by-piece listing of one that I opened to photograph. (Alas, I'm totally ignorant of ATS's secrets for adding images.)
Beef enchilada in sauce, 320 calories
Picante Sauce, 10 calories
Raspberry white chip cookie, 259 calories
Cheese spread with jalapenos, 180 calories
Beverage base, Powder,Lemon lime
Type II fortification D, 130 calories
Vegetable crackers, 180 calories
Hot beverage bag
Refried beans, 190 calories
Personal pack includes:
TP, towelette, sugar, coffee,
creamer, salt, ground red pepper,
Carbide heater (just add water)
The backs of the packages inside give important info of which I’ll quote in part.
"In the field you NEED three meals per day. One meal, MRE, contains 12 to 1300 calories. Average daily calorie requirement in the field are 2800 to
3600 calories for males and 2000 to 2800 for females. Fortification maximizes the nutrition of the ration by adding or increasing vitamins and
minerals within ration components. Those added to various components are vitamins A, C, B1, B2, Niacin, B6, D, and calcium." The total calories of
this one was 1269. It weighted 1lb. 12oz. I can get seven of them into a yellow, Tidy Cat litter bucket.
I'm not trying to convince anybody of anything, merely providing info of my personal choice.