Tasty and Quick X MRE Meals 1300XT

This review is from:X MRE Meals 1300XT – 6 Case with Heaters (Meal Ready to Eat – Military Grade)

XMRE are a commercially available brand of MRE meals that contains many similar items to the military issue ones. They arrive in the familiar khaki bags. Inside, you’ll find an entree, a cracker/bread item, another snack item, jam/peanut butter, dessert, drink powder, heater, hot drink bag, and accessory pack with spoon, salt/pepper, wet nap, napkin, sugar, instant coffee, and instant creamer.

The menus vary, and having tried several, they are very consistent in terms of taste. So how do they taste? Well, I would compare them to major-brand canned food. That is to say, they’re actually pretty good, especially considering the packaging, shelf-life, and price. If you need to stock these in a 72-hour emergency kit, you’ll be very pleased. But please note: You will need water to prepare and enjoy these MRE meals. In the first place, the beverage powder needs to be mixed with at least 12 ounces of water. And the mixing bag will not stand on its own while you drink it, so have a cup of some kind handy. Similarly, you need a few ounces of water to activate the heater to warm your entree (unless you want to eat it cold). I recommend having at least 24 ounces of water at hand for every meal. Also, I would like to see a better napkin in the accessory pack as the supplied one is mostly useless. It’s a small point but when this may be all you have with you, the small things count.
I’ve used these on day hikes and on a few bicycle day-treks. They’re relatively light, easy to prepare, and when you’re finished, you can stuff all the packing into the main bag and dispose of properly. Again, for a 72-hour kit, these will work great.

Tasty and Quick September 4 , 2014
By : Daniel Putkowski –

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