Fox Outdoor Products
These are complete meals ready to eat (MRE) including the flameless ration heater, which is activated by water to heat the entree. Each meal is packed under FEMA guidelines and contains approximately 1,200 calories. Each meal is factory sealed making them durable, lightweight, and portable.
Each meal typically contains: entree, side dish, desserts, cracker packs, spreads, beverages, and coffees along with condiments.
Shipping was fast and the packages arrived via UPS in just a few days. I used MREs with the veterans at the nursing home where I work. For the most part the activity worked SO well and it was fascinating to hear the veterans reminisce about their own experiences. Some said in pretty uh, flowery language that they wouldn't be trying the stuff. I wanted all the rest of us to see what the soldiers would have gone through to eat and keep up their strength. I was disappointed though to find that there was no coffee, creamer, cold beverage in the kit. Also, we tried four, but the flameless heaters didn't work. Just barely warm. We made do. The crackers all were intact. They were enjoyed. The tootsie roll too. Our packages all had pop tarts, many packages opened already. We warmed the food.. tortellini in tomato sauce, penne in a sauce and spaghetti in sauce and had the residents take a test. Not bad. All in all, we did our best to provide an experience for the veterans and that was accomplished. Just like the soldiers, you never know what you're going to get and learn to make do. We did.