XMRE Meals Ready to Eat – The Gold Standard in MREs!
Military Grade XMREs are the most advanced shelf-stable food in the world. Each XMRE provides a complete nutritious meal anytime, anywhere. XMRE’s are powered by NXH™ Heating Technology. Tested and certified non-toxic, with no foul odor and safe to use in confined spaces. You can heat these meals by using a few ounces of any liquid, no stove needed! FEMA (US Federal Emergency Management Agency) has purchased millions of these types of meals because they are perfect for emergency preparedness in case of natural disaster such as floods, power failures and anytime you can’t get into the grocery store. They are also ideal for hunting and camping trips or anyone who works in the field or remote areas.
MREs are multi-course, shelf-stable, ready-to-eat meals developed for feeding soldiers in the field.
Each meal comes ready to eat straight from the package. They’re rugged, waterproof, and easy to open so you can take them anywhere. Each meal pack provides an average of 1,200 calories of US military grade food, with everything from drink mixes, to stews, pastas, and more. Military specifications are among the highest standards in the market, and each XMRE meets and even exceeds these requirements. Each pouch comes with everything you need to eat the meal, cutlery and condiments included!
XMRE Menu & Contents
Each meal pouch includes:
- Main course (listed below)
- 3-4 Side components (bread item, spread, snack, dessert)
- Beverage mix
- High power, safe to use, flameless meal heater
- Accessory Pack: spoon, napkin, and condiment kit.
Each XMRE comes with 1-2 each of 7 menus. The current cases include:
- Turkey Chili x 2 – 1220 Calories/meal
- Vegetable Stew with Beef x 2 – 1120 Calories/meal
- Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal x 2 – 1160 Calories/meal
- Vegetarian Chili x 2 – 1040 Calories/meal
- Chickpea Masala x 1 – 1210 Calories/meal
- Chicken Creole x 1 – 1130 Calories/meal
- Bacon, Hashbrowns and Potatoes x 2 – 1160 Calories/meal
Every case and meal pouch of XMRE have the pack date (lot number) embossed on the outside. The pouches are high-density, water and tamper proof XT Series bags that help give the contents their extended shelf life. Like military MREs the XMRE meals have up to a 5 year shelf life if stored in temperatures up to 21° C. Unlike other MREs they still have a guaranteed 3 year lifespan between 22-27° C.
You can also freeze an XMRE pouch if necessary. It won’t damage the food inside! Best to avoid repeated re-freezing however as that can increase the chance that the pouch lamination will fail (by a fraction of a percent, but still.) For a comprehensive account of storage and shelf life, please see this letter from the manufacturer.
*2020 and later XMREs have a 5 digit date code instead of 4 digit. Eg: 20136 = the 136th day of 2020 (May 25th)
Manufacturing date: November 2021.
- Case Dimensions: 15.5 x 11 x 9.5 inches
- Case Weight: 17.5 lbs
Flameless Meal Heater Specs
A proprietary blend of non-toxic chemicals inside a non-woven fabric pad, sealed with ultrasonic sealing technology and individually wrapped in foil, contained inside a 280 x 180mm multilayered constructed bag with 95mm gusset including a high heat resistant open zipper, a steam vent and instructions.
APPROXIMATE TOTAL FRH WEIGHT: 68g including outer printed bag.
HEAT GENERATION: Following the addition of any non-flammable liquid 90/150mls, the chemical mixture will create an exothermic reaction that will generate heat and steam to raise the internal temperature to up to 220 °F with a duration of 10-15 minutes depending on altitude and temperature.
SHELF LIFE: Minimum five years from production date. Upper limit not known if bag remains sealed.
ADVANTAGES: Stand alone, odorless, safe to use in confined and close spaces, non-flammable, magnesium-free.