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Online Source for MREs?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Lampshade, Apr 21, 2012.


  1. Lampshade

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    Anyone have a good online source for MREs?

    Also, maybe a silly question, are all MRE's self heating?

    I would love be able to drop the stove from my BoB.

    Thanks!
     

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    You'll see on the website whether they come with heaters.

    Go here, read up: www.mreinfo.com They compare brands and what is in them. They make a good point that civilian MRE's are made by the same companies, but haven't been mistreated.

    Google it and compare prices.

    IMO, the best bet is to search around when you are about to buy, and try to find a deal on shipping.
     

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    Ck armygear.net for MREs
     
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    beprepared.com/category.asp_Q_c_E_102_A_MRE+Food+Supply+Kits_E_







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  6. DAIadvisor

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    Or just get some Chef Boyardee. Tastes a whole lot better and put the money saved towards ammo. :) :)
     
  7. Lampshade

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    MREs = lightweight, no stove necessary to heat.
     
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    I've had good luck with MREdepot. Get on their mailing list since they occasionally offer free shipping on cases of MREs. I wait for free shipping to order.
     
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    Ebay for me.
     
  10. Warp

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    eBay is the only reliable source for actual military MREs.

    There are civilian versions manufactured legitimately for sale to people like use form some of the sights listed above, however, by the same companies that make the military version
     
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    1) They are not that light. "People" who have to carry them and live on them "break them down" and throw away 1/4 of what is in them before moving out.

    2)They do need to be heated to be palatable, and you yourself asked about heating them.

    3)You need water to use the MRE heaters. Which means more h2O you have to plan for, and that water is "lost" once used.

    4)You have to carry a heater for EVERY meal you intend to heat. So 12 meals is 12 heaters.

    For joe average, off the shelf goods and an Esbit heat tab stove is cheaper, lighter, and easier to use.

    There is a 2 cents smilie around here somewhere..
     
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  12. auto-5

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    Get a food dehydrator and a vacuum sealer and make your own. I know a lot of hikers do that here on the AT. It seems to work pretty well for most of them. You can portion it to your liking and cut out some of the salt and other nasty stuff that they put in there.

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  13. DAIadvisor

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. Having had a chance to use MREs in the field (Army), I can assure you that anyone who asks to buy MREs most likely never actually eaten one, and has no idea how much they suck.

    However, if you really want them, here are some:

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/12-mre-meals.aspx?a=271438

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/MRE520-1.html
     
  14. Warp

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    I've eaten some of my MREs while hiking before. Some of them are fine, just fine.
     
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    +1 on MREdepot ... I was initially surprised to find things like Peanut M&Ms in the "official" MREs but I have no doubt they were the closest thing to true MREs than are out there (hell, a few even had individual Tabasco sauce servings!?!)! Like has been said, the entree's are best served heated and the MRE Heaters aren't always best at heating them [properly] ... but if you're looking for robustness, they're right up there . . . plus there's decent online deals if you're ordering cases (like mentioned previously) ...

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    You can order them direct from WORNICK FOODS
    I wouldnt plan on using MRE's exclusively for any food stash,
    but they do have there place as a supplement, as they are complete and easily portable versus cans etc.
    These are civilian version, very similar to the DOD version, but actually taste better, they come with slightly different style heater.
    Cheaper shipping if you order minimum of half pallette.
     
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