Meal Ready to Eat: MRE

the importance of eatingMREs are the main operational food ration for the United States Armed Forces. You can check out the MRE History page for more a more in-depth history of how MREs came to be but the short version is that the c-rations and k-rations from World War II developed into the MCI (Meal, Combat, Individual) rations used in Korea and Vietnam. Then in 1980, the MRE was developed and became the primary ration for the US.

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2 thoughts on “Meal Ready to Eat: MRE

  1. It doesn’t need a cup! Use your teeth to tear off one of the bottom corners of the bag, drink it like that. Much easier than having to clean a canteen cup later.

    • oh akycha!

      LOL! I’m sure you are right.

      I’ve never been in the armed forces, but long ago my future husband and I shared a memorable breakfast hitchhiking and spending a night on a Lake Michigan beach just north of the Mackinac Bridge. A can of water heated over some driftwood, a teabag, and some dried figs soaked in it.

      Well, we did similar things more than once…

      I don’t mean to make light of the difficulties faced by people in harm’s way, but the comradery and shared food might well become happy memories?

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