The MREs or meals ready to eat offered at Emergency Essentials provide all the benefits of the same compact meals carried into the field by the U.S. military. Now, you can include them in your emergency food stores and bug out bags.

Meal Types

You might be surprised at the variety of meal types you can find in meals ready to eat. In addition to entrees, you'll find sides, pastas and desserts.

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Entrees are those dishes that are usually the centerpiece for any meal. Some like spaghetti and meatballs or pot roast and vegetables can be one-dish meals, while others will be enhanced by the addition of a side. But the meal always starts with the entree.

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Chili with Beans
Beef Pot Roast with Vegetables in Gravy

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Sides are those dishes designed to compliment both the taste and texture of an entree. For instance, nothing's better with a bowl of chili than some delicious corn bread. And who can be thinking of having turkey without stuffing? Right? Gotta have your sides.

Mexican Style Rice

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MRE Side Dish Combo

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The variety of desserts available in MREs is absolutely amazing! With selections ranging from Mango Peach Applesause, Lemon Poppyseed Cake, different cookies and fudge brownies to four different flavors of pound cake, you can have a different dessert every night of the week.

MRE Dessert Variety Combo

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With meals ready to eat you need to have certain accessories, whether that's a heater so you're not chowing down on cold spaghetti and meatballs, or those little packets of spreads certain to enhance your meal.

MRE Heater

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Peanut Butter

MRE Combos

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Like the other long-term storage food options available at Emergency Essentials, MREs also come in combinations designed to provide nutrition for a few days, a few weeks, a few months, or even up to a year.

The especially nice thing about meals ready to eat is that they are lightweight, nutritious and keep for a long time when stored at the right temperatures.

Another reason for the popularity of meals ready to eat is that they are easy to transport. You can fit a week's worth of meals in a back pack, stuffed next to your water filter, fire starter and clean socks.

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Emergency Essentials Have All the MREs You Need

If you’re trapped without food, you can survive for a few days as long as you have water. If you’re caught without power or transportation for a few days due to a storm or other natural disaster, your life most likely won’t be in danger, but who wants to live without food for days?

Whether you’re concerned with preparing for the worst or just for a few days without lights, you should definitely pick up a few of Emergency Essentials’ MREs.

MRE stands for Meal Ready to Eat, and the military has been using them for decades upon decades to keep soldiers fed while they’re out in the field. The food in these pre-packaged, sealed meals is all vacuum packed and often needs little more than to be opened before you can consume it.

Unlike the soldiers in the armed forces, you have plenty of choices with your MREs when you buy them from Emergency Essentials. You can buy individual pieces and ingredients, such as beef taco filling, crackers, or beef stew. You can also buy full meals and bulk combinations.

For less than $10, you can get an emergency backup meal (EBM) that you can keep with you, in case your car breaks down and you cannot get help or if you get stranded somewhere.

If you’re preparing for a large economic crisis, attack, the long-term loss of your job, or some other disaster that could keep you from making money to put food on the table, you can buy bulk MREs from Emergency Essentials, like the MRE year supply of food.

No matter what happens, if you have a year’s worth of food stashed away, you’ll have one less thing to worry about. You’d be surprised how much you can do when you know that you’ll have food on the table for your family.


You've heard "don't put all your eggs in one basket"? The same thing applies with long-term-storage food. You should definitely plan on including some meals ready to eat in your preps. Because they are so efficient at getting a quick meal together, when the last thing you want to do is start cooking at the end of an exhausting day.  

So get to it.....

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