by Billy Brown
You don’t have to be a doomsday prepper to be prepared for an emergency. With so many tornadoes and hurricanes it just makes sense to be prepared to evacuate your area at a moments notice. You’ll need to have a food supply, shelter and method of transportation during a disaster. How prepared are you?
Most people have canned foods prepared to grab at a moments notice in an emergency, but many of those foods require special preparation in order to eat them. Additionally, you’ll need to have a can opener in order to get into canned foods.
Packing canned foods along is also tricky since they can weigh you down and require plenty of storage space that you may not be able to spare. If you’re traveling on foot you’ll be very limited in how many cans of food you can carry with you at a time. For this reason, many are turning to MRE food stuffs to have on hand for an emergency situations.
MRE Meals Ready Eat
MRE means meals ready to eat originated with the military. These handy little packages have one to two servings of a meal in them. Perfect for campers, survivalists, disaster preparation and others who want to have a food supply stashed away.
MRE meals are very convenient to carry. They are all wrapped up in a single pouch that is easy to put in a back pack or carry in ones car or emergency pack. This pouch is lightweight and doesn’t take up a lot of room in your pack, car or home.
MRE are made using exact standards for nutrition. Meals can vary from 1200 to 2000 calories per day depending upon the type purchased. Most MRE’s contain a full days ration of 3 meals and a snack.
They also have an eating utensil (generally a plastic spoon or fork) and a flameless cooking method. For a camper or survivalist this means less bulk when packing and that all of your nutritional needs will be met.
MRE Self Heating Meals
There is also a variety of MRE meals that are self heating. When opened a heat action pack is activated that will heat your pre cooked meal. You’ll have a hot and ready meal shortly after opening with no cooking and no need to build a fire and give away a position if you’re in hiding.
Some MREs will require fresh water so you will want to either have some on hand or know of a safe drinking water source. You can purchase MRE water as well if you so desire. These portable packages of water are ideal for camping and emergency supplies if you aren’t sure of a water source.
Being prepared in an emergency is crucial to survival. Keeping MREs on hand is a great way to begin your preparations and be ready at the drop of a hat for any emergency that may arise.
Author : Michael has been working in safety supplies and emergency kits industry for more than five years. As a product manager for EDisasterSystems, he knows his merchandise and all the requirements from OSHA. He likes to write and share his ideas about the importance of safety and emergency prevention.