Most of us are aware that we can easily survive for a few days without food and never as long without water. We understand that we could live longer if we had minimal level of survival emergency food. Although this is true, put on your thinking cap. Even though you might be alive, what will your complaint be? What will the healthiness of your household be? We know that dehydration will start in a few hours on the hot day.
Ever since Revolutionary War, our military has had some kind of meal ration for the troops. The ration was food for starters day. These rations contained beef, peas, and rice. During the civil war, the rations were canned goods. Toward the start World War I, the military switched to dried foods. They changed returning to canned foods near the end in the war. Canned food rations were utilised through the Vietnam War. The Department of Defense started the development from the Meals Ready to Eat in 1963. They soon gained such labels as MRE “Meals, Rarely Edible” or “Meals Rejected by Everyone”. There was a problem with getting the military personnel you can eat their entire ration. This caused loss in alertness and weight loss if used by any amount of time. With this form of reputation, would I ever think about creating an unexpected emergency food supply comprising MREs? It would be very low in my list, if I we had not tried one of the better creations of the meals created for today.
The military version has improved through the years. They made great progress toward removing past labels. They have different flavors, are available better meeting the dietary needs than previously. They still are not something which I would eat by choice. The history of military meals would be that the expense usually leads to a product that isn’t as good as it may be.
The non-military MRE may not be the best choice. In fact, some cheaply made MREs do not taste just like their military counterparts. All is not lost. There are excellent MREs on the market. They have a far better taste than any other time, and consider the health needs of an individual.
Who would you like to design your Emergency Survival meals? Would you like that it is the military, businesses that make MREs for the government or, meals created for Firemen, by Firemen? Why is this important? I can tell you of a true story that I observed personally. I was a Fireman in a headquarters Fire Station. At our Fire Station everyone was assigned a turn at being the cook and doing dishes. If a person has not been an acceptable cook, his life was made miserable. He could opt out of cooking by trading with a person to cook for him anf the husband would do his dishes, or he could pay somebody who is a great cook, to cook for him. One of our firefighter recruits, one of his first turns at being the cook at our fire station, made frozen fish sticks for that evening meal. I have eaten frozen fish sticks when I was young. They were a standby, when my mother were built with a busy day, and did not have time for you to produce a major effort generally meal in the home. Although this was not a well liked, it absolutely was perfectly acceptable. At the fire station this had not been so. It took this Fireman many years to live down this meal. When it comes to food, Firemen are fussy in relation to what they eat. It has to taste good, and turn into filling..
There are Cheap, Military, and Quality MREs. Thankfully, the Quality food ration has been developed to the reality that a good tasting meal can be acquired. These meals is not filled with filler items. Everything has a nutritional purpose and tastes good. The choice is yours. The planning is yours. Do you want to take a seat choking down your meal when a good a part of your world has come apart? Do you want somewhat pleasantness in the face of what could be happening in the near future?