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5 Best MREs

An MRE is great for survival preparedness, camping, or anytime you need a full days worth of food in a small package. Just like a military MRE these MREs have a long shelf life and don't require any cooking and can be eaten right out of the packaging. We put together a list of our best tasting, most popular MREs for the next time you need an MRE. You can shop MREs and freeze dried food here.
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XMRE 1300XT MRE (Meal, Ready to Eat) Pack of 12

The XMRE 1300XT provides 1,200-1,500 calories of US military grade, ready to eat meal components. All components are field tested and fully cooked so they can be eaten right out of the pouch. The 1300XT is always freshly packed with complete nutritional information printed on the back of each bag. The XMRE 1300XT is designed as a military MRE that can also meet the needs of the civilian market.

Each XMRE 1300XT contains: Entree, 3-4 side components, beverage, accessory kit and a flameless ration heater (FRH). All components are packed in high-density water and tamper proof XMRE XT Series outer bag and embossed with a lot number (pack date) on each bag and case. Full menu details and nutritional information for all food items printed on the back of each XMRE XT Series bag.

Component Details:

Entree: Variety of beef, chicken, turkey, pork, tuna, pizza or vegetarian options

Bread Item: Crackers, Breads, or tortillas

Spread: Peanut butter, cheese spread, fruit jellies, fruit jams

Snack: Nut raisin mix, dry fruit mix, corn nuggets, seeds, chickpeas, dried fruit

Side: Wet packed fruit, side dishes, or bars

Dessert: Puddings, pound cakes, brownies, dessert cookies

Beverage: Single or assorted fruit flavored drink mixes

Beverage Bag: Hot beverage bag

Accessory Kit Includes: Single serve instant coffee, heavy-duty military spoon, brown napkin, salt, pepper, non-dairy cream, sugar, and moist towelette.

Features

  • U.S. military grade components
  • Fully cooked meals, no water required to reconstitute food
  • No refrigeration required
  • Lightweight, durable and waterproof packaging
  • 3 yr Guaranteed Shelf Life*
  • Full meal nutritional information printed on each bag
  • Lot number (pack date) embossed on bag and printed on case

Note: XMRE meals offer a guaranteed shelf life of 3 years at 80°F (27°C), or for 6 months at 100°F (38°C), from date of XMRE assembly/pack date printed on or embossed in all bags and cases. Some components from time to time may have production dates prior to pack or assembly dates. Shelf life of XMRE product follows the same standards as set forth by the U.S Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center's study and evaluation of the military’s Meals Ready to Eat (MRE), which employs identical type of packaging and production technologies as XMRE Meals.



What Customers Are Saying

Getting better variety

The first set I bought was great for our hunting trip but not as much variety as an military mre. This set has more variety
- Jdh, 5/22/2020 Shop Now
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5ive Star Gear MRE (Meal, Ready to Eat) Assorted Menu Case of 12

These MREs are perfect for hunting, camping or emergency use. Each meal includes a main entree, peanut butter, crackers, coffee or tea, salt, and pepper, matches and a fork or spoon. Each box will include 3 or more different main entrees (each case will vary). Main entrees may include: Chicken with Noodles, Chicken Pasta Parmesan, Vegetable Beef Stew and Beef Chili with Beans or other. Each case may vary. MREs can be heated on the stove, in the microwave or eaten cold. These are not military issue MREs. Case of 12. Up to 7-year shelf life if stored at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Meals will vary between 900-1100 Calories per pack.

Features

  • Made with high quality military spec components
  • Each case contains: 12 meals; minimum of 4 main dish flavors, 3 of each
  • Each meal contains: main dish entrée, side dish, snack, dessert, beverage powder, condiments and heater
  • Meals are fully cooked and do not require additional water
  • Easy to prepare and storable for up to 5 years when stored at room temperature *Note: Dates on package are dates of manufacture
  • Heavy duty mil-spec packaging

What Customers Are Saying

Purchased this item just ...

Purchased this item just for emergency use. Had to try one though. It wasn't half bad. In fact it beat the heck out of the stuff we got in Nam.
- Richard, 2/25/2010

About 5ive Star Gear

In 2010, ATLANCO® saw a glaring need in the marketplace for a provider of high quality, affordable military, tactical, outdoor, and survival gear. The result was the introduction of the 5ive Star Gear® brand Urban Survival Gear. Today 5ive Star Gear® continues to lead the market through innovation and service. Everything we do is a direct result of listening to the consumer and delivering quality goods that are versatile and rugged while consisting of all the features required to get the job done. 5ive Star Gear® is one of the leading suppliers of outdoor gear and personal equipment to military/tactical personnel, outdoor enthusiast, and survivalist. With the thousands that depend on our products daily, the name 5ive Star Gear® has become synonymous with quality, innovation, and service. All of this leading the way for us to introduce Alan Kay, original winner of History Channel’s Alone and survival expert, as the official ambassador of 5ive Star Gear®.

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XMRE Blue Line MRE (Meal, Ready to Eat) Pack of 12

The XMRE Blue Line provides 800 to 1,200 calories of high quality shelf stable components. All components are fully cooked so they can be eaten right out of the pouch. The XMRE Blue line has been specifically engineered to meet the critical requirements of government institutions, medical facilities, educational institutions, municipal entities, Law Enforcement, public service entities, and emergency preparedness programs.

Each XMRE Blue Line contains: Entree, 2-3 side components, beverage, accessory kit and a flameless ration heater (FRH). All components are packed in high-density water and tamper proof XMRE Blue Line outer bag and embossed with a lot number (pack date) on each bag and case.

Component Details:

Entree: Variety of beef, tuna, chicken, pork, pizza or vegetarian options

Bread Item: Crackers, Breads, or tortillas

Spread: Peanut butter, cheese spread, fruit jellies, fruit jams

Snack: Nut raisin mix, dry fruit mix, corn nuggets

Side: Wet packed fruit, side dishes, or bars

Dessert: Puddings, pound cakes, brownies, dessert cookies

Beverage: Single or assorted fruit flavored drink mixes

Beverage Bag: Hot beverage bag

Accessory Kit Includes: Spoon, napkin, salt, pepper, and moist towelette.

Features

  • Fully cooked meals, no water required to reconstitute food
  • No refrigeration required
  • Lightweight, durable and waterproof packaging
  • 3 yr Guaranteed Shelf life*
  • Lot number (pack date) embossed on bag and printed on case

Note: XMRE meals offer a guaranteed shelf life of 3 years at 80°F (27°C), or for 6 months at 100°F (38°C), from date of XMRE assembly/pack date printed on or embossed in all bags and cases. Some components from time to time may have production dates prior to pack or assembly dates. Shelf life of XMRE product follows the same standards as set forth by the U.S Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center's study and evaluation of the military’s Meals Ready to Eat (MRE), which employs identical type of packaging and production technologies as XMRE Meals.



What Customers Are Saying

Better than nothing at the time.

The package arrived quickly and in perfect shape from midway. They are not equivalent to true mre meals though. They are smaller portions and overpriced.
- jim, 4/23/2020 Shop Now
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AlpineAire Trek N Eat NRG-5 Emergency Food Ration

A pack of the AlpineAire Trek N Eat NRG-5 Emergency Food Ration covers the daily energy requirement of an adult. Ready-to-eat, no heating or boiling required. It can even be given to children as young as 6 months old. You can even crush the compressed bars and add water to prepare a nutrition mash or an energy drink depending on the amount of water added.

Features

  • Lactose Free
  • 20 shelf life
  • 2300 calories

What Customers Are Saying

Not the greatest

I bought two of these for standby emergency food, and then decided I would try one for the heck of it. These things look like soap, and taste like chalk. I also got a slightly upset stomach; guess that's how they keep you from eating too much. The bar was so crumbly that a significant portion fell off trying to eat it. I would not buy these again. If I have to eat something in an emergency, I'd like to at LEAST have a little flavor.
- Dave, 1/17/2023 Shop Now
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UST Emergency Food Rations

UST’s Emergency Food Ration Bars are an excellent source of energy for when you need it most. Emergencies, natural disasters, extreme weather, and disorientation can create situations where quick energy and emergency nutrition is vital for survival. Unique non-thirst-provoking formula that provides the perfect blend of required calories and nutrients to survive emergencies

 

Features

  • Pleasant apple-cinnamon flavor
  • Optimal balance of nutrients and cholesterol free
  • Easy to store
  • A basic supply of food providing energy and valuable nutrients
  • 2400 calories per package, in six 400-calorie bars.
  • 5-Year shelf-life

What Customers Are Saying

Its pretty good

I bought one of these to try out for my emergency preparedness bag. Taste is alright but it was filling and I wasn't hungry for a while. It is really nice having an emergency food supply that you do not have to heat or prepare. Just unwrap and chow down. It is pretty crumbly and made a mess though. Would not eat in bed.
- Jake, 9/21/2018

About UST

As a brand, our goal is to inspire and cultivate people’s love of all things outside. We set out on this path with strong intention going forward… to create gear that allows EVERYONE to enjoy the activities that give us so much happiness.

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