Benefits and demerits of MRE

Meals ready to eat is shelf contained meal specially designed for military personnel. Military personnel should not consume MRE for more than 21 days continuously. The reason is they may fall ill. This may lead to digestive problems and other health problems as well.  Special care must be taken while preparing MRE. XMRE Meals follow the same strategy.

Benefits of MRE

Apart from the demerits there are also merits associated with MRE. The components available in the MRE make it more popular among the hikers, recreationist, campers and backpackers. They will be the best choice during emergency situations. MRE has its own benefits.

Heating items

MRE in the Modern days are coming with heating elements. This will enable the consumers to have hot meals even in the absence of stove. The heating components come up with the MRE bag. This will enable the military personnel to heat the food under any circumstances. Even when electricity is unavailable. The heating elements can be useful even in remote places.


MRE today cones with various options when it comes to food. They come up with wide variety.  Beef, pork or chicken can be selected as main course. Vegetarian meals can also be opted as the main course. Wide range of pizzas, oatmeal, applesauce and rice are available. MREs are available in three different choices. XMRE Meals offer MRE for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Easy to carry

MRE can be carried easily. They can be carried in backpack. Once MRE is opened all the required elements will be available in the MRE bag. Heating items, accessories and food items will be available.

Plenty of food items

MREs comes with plenty of food items packed in it. The food items include main course, side dish and deserts, beverages and energy bars instant coffee and flavoring colors and salt.  Tobacco sauce, toilet paper and spoon will be available in the MRE. No two MRE will have the same items.


Along with merits there are also demerits for MRE. The weight of the MRE will be more than the freeze-dried meals. People have to take this into consideration while packing it for all day.  On the other hand MRE cannot be afforded easily when compared with fresher meals. MRE cannot be purchased from normal grocery shopping. They are available only in military stores and outdoor stores. MRE available in outdoor stores will be in limited quantity and the varieties available will also be less. But MREs are available in bulk in online retailers. This is made possible only due to internet.  While ordering online people have to pay more for shipping. MREs are created for military soldiers and comes with large amount of calories. But the same must not be consumed in one sitting.

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