MRE’s are very convenient. You just open it up, add water to the heater and, once it heats up, put your entree package into the hot water. Within a few minutes, you have a hot meal with enough calories to sustain you throughout the day. The problem is, most MREs aren’t very appetizing, and some of them are downright disgusting (which is why some veterans refer to them as “meals rejected by Ethiopia”). They’re also pretty expensive, costing as much as $13 for just one.
Still, they’re very convenient. While bugging out of the city or living through a major disaster, you might not have much time for cooking. The solution? Make your own MREs. Survivopedia has a tutorial on how to make a few simple MREs: southwest chicken and rice, spam gravy and egg scramble, fruit-packed oatmeal, and shit on a shingle. Despite the name of that last one, these are sure to be tastier and cheaper than your average MRE.
Theresa writes, “MREs, or Meals Ready to Eat, have been a staple military supply for decades. For those of us in the survival world, we all know what they are, but we also know that they’re pretty pricey to buy. Also, many of them don’t taste so great. So, since we’re all about doing things for ourselves, I wondered if it was possible to make MREs at home.” Follow the link below to keep reading.