DIY MREs You Can Make At Home


Do you have MRE’s in your food storage?



Are you prepared in the event you have to leave in a hurry? Do you have a Bug-Out -Bag or a 72-hour kit? These packs are made in advance with the intention of being able to grab something when you are in a hurry and you need to have things with you that  will sustain you for at least 72 hours. At Common Sense Homesteading, there are some great tips on what to include in your bag. But what about food? You could go to the store and buy some MREs but they can be kind of spendy and not necessarily tailored to your taste buds. Why not have some MREs that you can make yourself?

By making your own MREs, you not only cut costs but the food will be something that is made just for you by you so you won’t get any surprises in the taste category. This is an especially attractive option if you have finicky eaters in your care.

If you were to make some MREs today, what would you include in it? Share your ideas with us!

For detailed instructions on how to make your own MRE, click here:

For a list of what else to include in your bug-out-bag, click here:

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One Response to DIY MREs You Can Make At Home

  1. Ed July 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    First off: MRE stands for (Meals Ready to Eat) as I can see from your pictures, the meals all need to be cooked / prepared before you can eat it, also I do not see water in your MRE. I make my own MRE’s, they consist of a mixture of: cans raviolis or spaghetti with a cup of fruit as well as a granola bar and bottled water. Another set contains bush’s beans with a can of Vienna sausages, a fruit cup with a bottle of water and a granola bar. Each meal also contains a fork and spoon and 3 sheets of paper towel, which can double as TP when needed. Each meal is placed in a food saver bag with nearly 75 or so % of air removed then sealed. I then place 9 meals in a plastic bucket along with 3 EMERGEN-C vitamin drink mixes and a pocket knife to open the sealed meals. yes each bucket gets a pocket knife. Any time I travel out of town, two buckets are loaded into the trunk of the car along with my survival bags in the event I may need them. If not, back on the shelf they go until the next time I may need them.

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