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Meals Ready to Eat (MRE)

Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) are self-contained, freeze dried meal portions designed for emergency food supply storage. They offer quick access to nutritious foods during emergencies when access to fresh foods is limited or impossible.

Our MRE’s last for 5 years. If you are looking longer term food storage, we recommend our 25 year freeze dried foods.


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Heater Meals - Assorted Case HeaterMeals - 12 Pack Case

These 9 ounce meals come in a box that serves as the oven to cook the meal in. Note: this is not a Wise Foods product.

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HeaterMeals have been leaders in the market for almost 20 years supplying their self heating MRE’s to the Emergency Response and Preparedness sector, Medical establishments, the Military and outdoor enthusiasts from fishermen to hikers. HeaterMeals are designed for everyday diets, and provide excellent nutrition compared to standard MREs. Emergency agencies across the country use HeaterMeals because of their quality nutrition, ease of use, and long shelf-life shelf.

HeaterMeals are FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved and the company works from an USDA (US Department of Agriculture) inspected and approved facility. These facilities are HACCP approved, this is a scientific, preventative food safety program recognized as the highest standard in food safety worldwide.

HeaterMeals are also being regulated by Quality Auditors from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) military food inspections. (Source: https://heatermeals.com/about/certifications-awards/). This company has a long standing reputation for providing safe, quality, shelf-stable food that would be an ideal addition to your survival kits.

Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) are self-contained, freeze dried meal portions designed for emergency food supply storage. They offer quick access to nutritious and appetizing foods during emergencies when access to fresh foods is limited or impossible.

Our MRE’s last for 5 years. If you are looking longer term food storage, we recommend our 25 year freeze dried foods.

You will never know when you will need emergency food supplies in the form of MRE – in a month or in five years – or for how long. Should an emergency or disaster occur, especially one that lasts for a significant length of time, will you be able to feed yourself and your family? Loss of electric power will mean that the food in the refrigerator and freezer will soon be inedible, and chances are that you have scarcely enough in your cupboards to last for a day or two. If the power goes out – how will you cook your meals? When you get serious about your survival food needs, you should think of MRE’s for your ready to eat meals.

While it is quite possible to put together an emergency pantry from grocery store non-perishables, be sure to check the sell-by date. Most canned goods will have an expiration date within 2 to 3 years. In order to assure that these foods are safe and nutritious to eat, you will have to rotate them almost constantly, and it will be inevitable that some will have to be thrown out as they pass their sell-by date.

During the chaos of an emergency, it may be difficult to actually cook the foods you have stored in your home. Perhaps you need to evacuate, or you need to focus on making your home safe after a storm has blown through. A HeaterMeal provides a good option as they are a hot meal ready in a matter of minutes.

Retort Process

HeaterMeals are a self-contained, single serve ration specifically designed for use during situations where organized food facilities are not available. These rations do not require refrigeration and contains its own heating process. Including HeaterMeals in your long term food storage plan will provide a convenient hot meal available to you in any situation.

HeaterMeals first are cooked in multi-layer tubs that allow for sterilization through a process called retorting. Retorting was first developed by the United States Army as a food handling process to preserve food for their field rations. This process reliably kills common microorganisms preventing it from spoiling as well as preventing food poisoning.

The meal is then cooked again under pressure, using a similar method to canning food or pasteurization ensuring your meal retains its freshness while being a ready-to-eat meal that needs no refrigeration or freezing as well as avoiding the use of chemical preservatives.

How to prepare a HeaterMeal MRE:

The Self-Heating technology was invented by HeaterMeals specifically for their MRE’s. It works by combining food grade iron and magnesium powder, salt and water. When the contents of this water pouch are poured over the heater pad – it releases enough energy to warm the pre-cooked meal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in only 10 minutes.

Directions:

  1. First tear open the heater bag
  2. Place the meal in the bag against the heater pad
  3. Pour the provided salt water pouch into the bag to start the heater
  4. Fold the opening over and use the tape on the bag to keep it closed
  5. Place the meal in the heater bag on a heat-safe surface

Hot and Delicious

Survival often depends on someone’s ability to withstand stress during an emergency, particularly in situations that extend for long periods such as recovering from a major natural disaster or becoming lost in the bush. Making it through a crisis demands a strong will or determination to live is needed. Having access to a hot meal is touted as one of the best morale boosters when living through such adversity. HeaterMeals use fresh ingredients to prepare every single MRE meal and the Retort Packaging that achieves the long shelf-life also ensures greater retention of the food’s original aroma, texture, nutrients and flavor. Include HeaterMeals in your emergency planning to provide tasty meals with familiar menu selections, and hot food to help create a sense of familiarity, comfort, and routine in a tumultuous time.

The HeaterMeal 12 Pack Case includes:

  • Chicken Pasta Italiana
  • Green Pepper Steak with Rice
  • Home-style Chicken and Noodles in Gravy
  • Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli
  • Southwest Style Chicken with Rice and Beans
  • Zesty BBQ Sauce and Potatoes with Beef

Nutrition

HeaterMeals are MRE’s that have been nutritionally formulated for everyday, civilian diets. Each serving contains approximately 12 ounces and have 35-70% less sodium than standard 8 ounce MRE rations which is not only healthier but reduces thirst cravings.

HeaterMeals have worked to perfect a satisfying meal that boasts high levels of protein and fiber with no Trans Fats. This means you can rest assured that you are consuming not only a convenient but healthy product.