MRE Food For Disaster’s or Emergency’s

MRE Food For Disaster’s or Emergency’s

Have you ever had a situation when you wished you had some MRE‘s (Meals Ready To Eat) on hand? Personally I have had three times when I was glad to have MRE’s so we did not have to go hungry. One of the times was about 20 years back when a tornado went through our town and had no electricity and there was so much damage that we could not leave the neighborhood to go to the store. Luckily I had my family prepared with MRE’s and stored water, our neighbors were not prepared but I had plenty on hand to help them out.

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What is an MRE?

MRE’s are self-contained meal that come pre-packaged including a way to heat the food. These meals are great to have on hand for any emergency. They offer you a warm meal which is packed with all the nutrients your body needs during an emergency or disaster. MRE’s were founded by the military many years ago and today many people use them for camping, backpacking, outdoor enthusiast, and preppers. The nice thing about MRE’s is they are easy to store, convenient to keep in a closet or basement, and will last for many years stored. There are other options on the market that you can pick up from any sporting goods store or off the internet.

Why Should I Have MRE’s?

A person does not have to be a doomsday survivalist in order to be prepared for disasters. When we were hit by tornado’s back in 1990 I was not a doomsday prepper but I kept food and water on hand knowing from my upbringing to always be prepared for storms or any other kind of natural disaster. Now living in Florida every year we have roughly six months when we could be hit by a hurricane and since we live close to the coast tornado’s or water spouts can pop up at a minuets notice. In Florida or along any coast people need to have food and water stored for natural disasters like hurricanes and tornado’s.

Having canned food on hand is great to do but canned food is bulky and can take a lot of room in your storage area. MRE’s are easy to store and the packages are easy to grab and go if you need to back pack out of an area or carry in a car or take in your bug out bag.

Nutritional Value of MRE’s

The nutritional value of these meals vary from 1200 to 2000 calories per day, it just depends on the ones that you purchase. Most MRE’s come with eating utensils and when opened a heat pack is activated to warm up your pre-cooked meal. This is nice so you do not have to start a fire or have a camp stove to heat up your food. Some meals do require water, so make sure that you have fresh drinking water on hand.

Be Prepared

Always be prepared for an emergency or disaster. When we were hit by a tornado we lived in the Midwest, now we live in Florida. It does not matter where you live, you could have a disaster happen at any time. Having food and water on hand for a week or longer is the key to surviving. MRE’s is a good way to begin to your preparations for any emergency or any catastrophe.

Related Links:

MRE Shelf Life

MRE Information

History of MRE’s

Tom

I have always had an enthusiasm for homesteading and for living off the grid even though I live in a combination of country and urban setting. Living in Central Florida north of the big cities we have the best of both worlds, country and the conveniences that a person would have living in a large urban city. I personally have had a concern about our weakening economy and how it effects each and every-one of us. The second thing that I have a concern about is how most of the world view’s our country and what may happen one day here in the United States. My Life Experiences I was raised by parents that grew up during the great depression, they passed onto me what life was like and how people had to live during this time period. My family were farmers, gardeners, and homesteaders, they were raised this way and they passed onto me these qualities. I also have family members that live totally off the grid. They live in the North Woods of Minnesota which is a great location for living off the grid. The Southern Homesteader is a passion of mine, I love passing on and sharing information about cooking, news, being self-sufficient, living off the grid, canning, food storage, budgeting, and much more. Since this blog is a passion of mine I am constantly adding and tweaking this site to be a better resource for you. More About Me I grew up in Northern Illinois farm fields. After spending most of my life in large corporate business I decided to relocate to a small town on the nature coast of Central Florida. This is where I met my wife and between us we have 4 wonderful daughters. We have a small homestead where we raise our chicken and live freely. We also have a bug-out place in the mountains of North Carolina that we call our retreat. We spend time there getting things prepared for all our family members when SHTF. I am blessed with a wonderful family and the knowledge that God has given me so I can pass this along to you the readers. I will never tell what you what to do or what to purchase, I just am offering my opinion. I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you. Always feel free to contact me and drop me a note. I will do my best to respond to your emails in a timely manner. Thank you again, Tom Johnson