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TOTAL PREPARE MRE – Meals Ready to Eat


1230+ Calories on average in each MRE (the highest in Canada — check before you buy!)

Each case contains 12 meals, 1-2 each of 8 different chicken, turkey, bacon, beef, and vegetarian breakfast and entrée menus.

  • The TOTAL PREPARE MRE has been specifically engineered to meet the critical requirements of Law Enforcement, public service entities, emergency preparedness programs, government institutions, medical facilities, educational institutions, and municipal entities.
  • Ready to eat meals and components that are as appetizing in the field as they are on the day they are packed.
  • Delicious, fully-cooked meal kits with hearty food that requires no refrigeration and has up to a 5-year shelf life.
  • Heaters are water-activated, and allow you to have a piping hot meal anywhere!

Manufactured March 2024. On box manufacturing Julian Date code P24064A1

*Contact us for institutional pricing.

See below for full product details.

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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.


General Info

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 1,230 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!

An image showing the layout of a TOTAL PREPARE MRE. It includes tortillas, cheese spread, chili, tea, orange beverage, fruit, tootsie rolls, a candy, and salt and pepper.


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 8 menus. The current cases include:

*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)



  • 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.

Still have questions about MREs? See our infographic below or click it for the PDF version.

All about MREs infographic. Answers questions like What is an MRE? The History of MREs? and more

Additional information

20.2 lbs


15.5 × 11 × 9.5 in

Shelf Life

1-5 Years

Food Package Options

Single Buckets

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