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MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
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- Genuine US War Fighter Rations - 12 different Meals per Case.
- Ideal for hunting, camping, hiking, fishing, boating, and emergency food supply.
- Includes flameless ration heaters for a hot meal anywhere you go. Long, Stable Shelf Life.
- Features Accessory Pack with coffee or beverage powder, matches, seasonings, gum, wet wipe, tissue.
- Designed for maximum endurance and nutrition with average 1250 calories per meal.
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|Item Display Weight||22 pounds|
|Legal Disclaimer||Will not ship outside of Continental US.|
|Package Height||9.3 x 11.1 x 16.9 inches|
|Shipping Weight||20.7 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
The next thing to know is that MRE Military meals are considered a 'non-restockable item'. That means, when troops go to the field in the States, or when their unit is issued MRE's in combat, those not used cannot be 'placed back into the stock system'. In other words, eat them, or dispose of them. This is to ensure that if they were left out in the sun, cooked out of their minds for days, that potentially bad ones aren't put back into the stock system for someone else to draw and get sick from.
Third, there are different color individual meal bags. Yellow are NATO civilian 'humanity rations', the tan ones are Military Issue, and there is a blue one that the UN used to draw. There are also colors for vegetarian issue.
This all said, I have eaten MANY MRE's, both in the Marines, and as a civilian. Unless can see the reinspect date, or I know the stocking and handling protocols of where they came from, I would be cautious of buying 'Military MRE's'. The biggest issue being that most 'surplus' MRE's that you are bidding on now are actually individual returns from 'non-restocks' from Reserve units that returned from overseas where they have old MRE's they can't issue, or that sat in the field too long. Just like old worn sleeping bags or dented gas cans, you are basically taking 'discarded food stocks'.Read more ›
That said, please take some advice.
On Amazon, these are a cheaper option, and I think if you're buying them for more immediate term coverage then you're good. If you want something that will have the longest shelf life possible and is of a known quality then you're probably better off buying the ones made for civilian distribution - they're shipped direct from the factory and most of them have 4+ shelf years left on them. (see my other reviews for these)
For my need - throwing a few meals in the Jeep that will be eaten sometime over the next 3-6 months after serving as a back up plan just in case I get stranded - they're perfect. If you're buying these for disaster preparedness you probably should spend a few extra dollars and get something that's of a known quality and history.
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what a crock of s***
do not waste your money
product was avertized as current issue.
this is a rip off.
do not waste your money
Noticed alot of the complaints are from those who don't know much about these. The military contracts the production of these every 4 years and only keeps them for 4 years. After that they CAN become available for civilian use, if not sent to humanitarian relief, and have a twenty to forty year life (storage temp). So if the dates don't look good on the box, remember these are military standards, (4 years). If they were brand new you wouldn't have access to them. I have eaten MREs from 1983. Still good. Not as many choices but still good. Also, of all the MREs, Sopakco is the best. Any number of companies could get the contract, but I hear the best reviews about Sopakco. My Favorites. Plus you can always just order from Sopakco direct and get newer ones. Mine was inspected April 2014. :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought these for the hubby and friend, as they were both prior service and kept saying how much they missed these. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amanda L Moore
Actual government MREs. Temperature indicator on box in good shape and showing proper storage conditions. I got these for camping trips and have tried two of the meals... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Hybrid Jeep
Item just as described all meals 1-12 included, pack date 2014 inspection date 2016 on the case I received your pack date and inspection date will probably differ Time and... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is exactly what I expected it to be. 12 MREs. Package arrived quickly and undamaged. These are great for long day hikes, >15 miles through rugged national park terrain. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Nicole M Knisley