Letter Re: Homemade MRE

Rourke: In case you missed it reader Karen left some great info ina comment related to my recent post “Homemade MRE“: Thanks Karen!!

I’ve come up with a list of quick protein meals, with the caveat that these are not good for long-term storage, but they will save you in a pinch. I’d really like to get a list of those items which contain more calories, and are more healthy than than the items on this list.

Tuna Helper, Tuna
Hamburger Helper, freeze-dried hamburger
Packaged Chicken Soup Mix
Hormel Complets
Home Frozen Dinners and Frozen Leftover Meals, packaged in vacuum bags
Home canned hot dogs
Commercial and Home Canned Soups, Stews and Chili
Home Canned Meatloaf/Meatballs/Salisbury Steak
Home Canned meats with bbq or other sauce
Home Canned Sloppy Joe Sauce w/meat
Any commercial canned meats
Home Canned Corned Beef in Beer
Home Canned Hasenpfeffer (see Rabbit)
Home Canned Spaghetti Sauce with Meat
Home Canned Deviled Ham for Sandwiches
Home Canned Ham
Home Canned Venison
Home Canned Rabbit
Home Canned Chicken
Chicken Soup MRE
Canned Pasta with Meat
Add Hemp Protein Powder to any meal w/o enough protein

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Here’s another list I made, with some healthier options:

“Go” Buckets for One Month Food Supply
Or use Embark 24-can soft cooler from Amazon

“Go” Buckets to Grab in Emergency Preparedness, Travel or Camping (For 2), with Diabetic Options

3 Buckets: Breakfast, Lunch/ Dinner

One Person=30 breakfasts, 60 lunches/Dinners

Rotate Yearly, longer with mylar bags
Keep one set in the pantry, loose, and one set stored in a large bucket; Rotate sets regularly, and keep pantry caught-up monthly.
Lightweight packages from Camping Survival (Backpacker’s Pantry)
Freeze Dried Foods can also be found in the Camping section at Walmart

60 or More Breakfasts
Place Shopping List in Bottom of Each Bucket
Oatmeal Packets Jar Instant Coffee
Cold Cereals, including Glucerna (Vacuum Pack) Tea Bags
Canned Cheese (Bega) Hot Chocolate Packets (Vacuum Pack)
Canned butter 2 (80 ct) Box Sweeteners (Vacuum Pack)
Peanut Butter Freeze Dried Eggs
Small Bottle Agave Nectar 1 Large Gravy Packet w/rubber band to close
Bega Canned Cheese (beprepared.com) Small Packets Salt and Pepper
Aunt Jemima Pancake and Waffle Mix (Vacuum Pack) (PPI Jelly Assortment @Sam’s)
Packets Freeze Dried Fruit Pouches Salt and Pepper packets (Diamond Crystal, W.M)
Dry Milk Packets(vacuum pack), plus container Dry Creamer
Honey Kool-Aid
Small Bottle Cooking Oil Pilot Bread
Water Pouches Boxed Hash Browns
Yoder’s Canned Bacon Grits
Freeze-Dried Sausage Smoked Salmon
Freeze-Dried Pork Chops B&M Raisin Brown Bread (Walmart.com)
Can Opener Breakfast Bars
Biscuit Mix Assorted Canned Meats
Carnation Instant Breakfast Emerald Breakfast on the Go! Breakfast Nut Blend, 5-Pack
Oscar Meyer Bacon/Breakfast Sausage Real Bacon Bits Complete Muffin Mix
Spam with Bacon Individual Tea Bags, Plain and Flavored

60 or More Each Lunches/Dinners (Two or More Buckets) (Total 120)
Need 30 lunches, 30 dinners each for two people
15 Freeze-Dried Mountain House Meal Pouches (2 servings each)
Small Cans Pork n Beans/Plain and with Weenies
Small Packets Salt and Pepper Smoked Alaska Salmon
Heinz Picnic Packet with Mayo (Sam’s or Walmart) Pudding Cups/Fruit Cups/Other Snacks or Desserts
Crackers/Chips & Dip, etc. 15 Canned Dinner-Sized Canned Meats
Water Pouches Fill In With MRE Meals
Canned Meats/Fish (Deviled Ham, Vienna Sausages, Potted Meats, Tuna, Sardines) Tuna Salad Meals (Walmart)
Pilot Bread Banquet Homestyles Complete Dinners
Peanut Butter Large Gravy Mix/Rubber Band
Canned Cheese Canned Chicken and Dumplings
30 Dehydrated or Freeze-Dried Soups/Stews Chili’s Packs of Potato Flakes
Drink Mixes Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix
Auguason Farms Dinner for 6 Dry Milk Packets
Hormel Compleats Summer Sausage
Raman Noodles B & M Brown Bread
Margaret Holmes Supper Starters Betty Crocker Complete Meals
Taco Dinner Kits Betty Crocker Ultimate Helpers
Old El Paso Tortilla Stuffers Carne Asada Steak Meal Starter, 9.5 oz (Mountain Home Store) Ravioli with Meat
Spam Meals

Camping Kit (Walmart)
Fire Starter
Fish Hooks and foldable fishing rods
Filleting knife
Water Bottle & Filter
Roll Plastic Bags/Paper Towels/TP
Paper plates, cups, forks/knives/spoons/napkins
Trash Bags


*****Rourke: Thanks Karen for all the ideas.



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