Hey, today we’re going to talk about the Army MRE, “meal ready to eat.” A lot of people have heard tons and tons of stories about how bad
these things are – it’s really really not true. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to open one up. What I have here today is, this is number twelve, and it’s the bean
and rice burrito, and it’s vegetarian. So once we open this up, the first thing
that we’re gonna see – this is peaches, and they all come in this handy dandy brown piece of paper, keeps your meal all ready to go. These are not dehydrated. This is all squishy,
believe me, this really tastes good – peaches, real peaches. The next thing we’re going to see is a fruit bar. Now, I can actually open up the fruit bar because it’s not going to make a whole mess everywhere. The next thing that we’re going to look at, and this is – it might make a little bit of a mess, but
I’ll open it up anyways – it’s called a pound cake. This is just like civilian pound cake, may
not taste as good, but it’s something that is not that bad. Not dehydrated, again it’s fresh. It actually doesn’t taste bad. OK, in here is all your little accessories. You have your gum. You have matches. You have as much toilet paper as you need, right here. That’s your toilet paper. uh… salt. uh… people who like peanut butter, we have peanut butter. Really, really good, you put it on crackers, which we’ll get to in a second. And now that I’ve brought that up, I actually have crackers in here, peanut butter and crackers. Now, for the people who love to have their
stuff heated up – you can eat these. You don’t need to heat them up. They are edible right out of the package. This is our little heater system. In here, it’s a chemical reaction. Pour
a little bit of water in the bottom. Dump your main meal – which we haven’t
gotten to – into this. Ten minutes goes by. A bunch of steam comes out of here, it’s all nice and ready to eat. Now our main meal: this the black bean burrito and rice. Once again, take it out of the package. This is something we just can’t open up, but it’s actually beans and rice in here. Now, what you want to do, just so that you don’t get burned, you want to probably shove all this stuff in one of these little extra pouches, they also serve different
purposes. Set it aside. Ten minutes later, you’ve got food. And to add to your rice and
burritos is picante sauce. So, if you have any other questions, or if
you’ve ever thought about asking any questions about an MRE, you just had a
quick class on the MRE.