TOTAL PREPARE MRE Meals Ready to Eat – The most Calories in their class!
Military Grade TOTAL PREPARE MREs are the most advanced shelf-stable food in the world. Each TOTAL PREPARE MRE provides a complete nutritious meal anytime, anywhere. TOTAL PREPARE MRE’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, fishing, and camping trips or for anyone who works in remote areas.
MREs are multi-course, shelf-stable, ready-to-eat meals developed for feeding soldiers in the field. They are very similar to Canadian IMPs (Individual Meal Pack) with a water-activated meal heater included.
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 1,240 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 TOTAL PREPARE MRE meets or exceeds these requirements. Each pouch comes with everything you need to eat the meal, cutlery and condiments included!
Walk through the TOTAL PREPARE MRE here with Cort, our Customer Experience Manager!
TOTAL PREPARE MRE Menu & Contents
Each meal pouch includes:
- Main course (listed below)
- 3-4 Side components (side, bread item, spread, snack, dessert)
- Beverage mix
- Mini Tootsie Rolls
- High power, safe to use, flameless meal heater
- Accessory Pack: spoon, napkin, salt, and pepper
- Coffee pack: coffee, creamer, and sugar.
Each TOTAL PREPARE MRE comes with 1-2 each of 9 menus. The current cases include:
- Turkey Chili with Beans x 1 – 1170 Calories/meal
- Vegetable Stew with Beef x 1 – 1190 Calories/meal
- Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal x 2 – 1340 Calories/meal
- Cheese Tortellini in Tomato Sauce x 1 – 1210 Calories/meal
- Chickpea Masala x 2 – 1210 Calories/meal
- Hashbrown Potatoes with Bacon, Peppers and Onions x 2 – 1280 Calories/meal
- Lentils with Beef, Vegetables & Sauce x 1 – 1190 Calories/meal
- Chicken Creole with Brown Rice x 1 – 1240 Calories/meal
- Chili with Beans x 1 – 1160 Calories/meal
*This menu is subject to change. Click on each meal to view its ingredients and nutritional facts.
Every case and meal pouch of TOTAL PREPARE MRE’s have the pack date (lot number) embossed on the outside. The pouches are high-density, water and tamper proof bags that help give the contents their extended shelf life. When possible, it’s best to keep your MREs in a cool and dry place that’s inaccessible rodents and other pests. Like military MREs the TOTAL PREPARE MRE 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 a TOTAL PREPARE MRE 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 as it relates to the TOTAL PREPARE MRE’S and XMRE’s, please see this letter from the manufacturer.
MRE menu items are packaged in a retort pouch to maximize their shelf life. Before the package is sealed, the food is commercially sterilized and the oxygen is removed. This means there’s very little possibility for any oxygen or bacteria to get into your food while the pouch remains sealed. Once a pouch has been opened or punctured, it should be consumed or thrown away immediately. There’s no additional protection beyond the pouch, so don’t store them near anything sharp!
TOTAL PREPARE MREs have a 5 digit date code Eg: 20136 = the 136th day of 2020 (May 25th)
TOTAL PREPARE MRE Specs
- Case Dimensions: 15.5 x 11 x 9.5 inches
- Case Weight: 20.2 lbs
- Pallet Size: 48 Units (40 x 48 x 48 inches, 969.6 lbs)
*Please note that we can source Halal and Kosher MREs. Please contact us for more information.
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 if stored under 21°C. Upper limit not known if bag remains sealed.
ADVANTAGES: Stand alone, odorless, safe to use in confined and close spaces, non-flammable, magnesium-free.