XMRE Meals Ready to Eat
XMREs are a complete and nutritious meal anytime, anywhere.
Powered by NXH™ Heating Technology, XMREs are a self-contained self-heating multi-course meal pouch with over 1000 Calories on average. These Military-Grade MREs are safe to use in confined spaces and in virtually any temperature thanks to their advanced flameless heaters – all you need is approximately half a cup of any non-flammable liquid! XMREs are ideal for hunting, camping trips, field work, and emergency preparedness for situations where power is inaccessible.
MREs are multi-course, shelf-stable, ready-to-eat meals developed for feeding soldiers in the field.
Each meal comes in a rugged and waterproof pouch that’s easy to open. Everything in the bag is ready-to-eat, and the only preparation suggested is to activate the ration heater using the provided instructions. Each pouch contains 1000+ Calories of US Military-grade food such as drink mixes, stews, pastas, chili, and more. XMREs meet or exceed all specifications set by the US military, which are among the highest standards set for meals-ready-to-eat! Each pouch also contains everything you need to eat a full meal, from cutlery to condiments.
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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, condiment kit, and moist towelette.
Each XMRE comes with 2 each of 6 menus. The current cases include:
- Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal x 2 – 1030 Calories/meal
- Hashbrowns with Bacon x 2 – 1060 Calories/meal
- Turkey Chili with Beans x 2 – 1090 Calories/meal
- Cheese Tortellini with Tomato Sauce x 2 – 1040 Calories/meal
- Vegetable Stew with Beef x 2 – 1030 Calories/meal
- Chili with Beans x 2 – 1090 Calories/meal
*This menu is subject to change.
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.
Additionally, you can also freeze an XMRE pouch if necessary. It won’t damage the food inside! It’s best to avoid repeated re-freezing however as that can degrade the pouch’s lamination. For a comprehensive account of storage and shelf life, 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!
*2022 and later XMREs have a 5 digit date code instead of 4 digit. Eg: 22136 = the 136th day of 2022 (May 25th)
Older date codes use only one number for the year. Eg: 9136 = the 136th day of 2019 (May 25th)
- Case Dimensions: 15.5 x 11 x 9.5 inches
- Case Weight: 17.2 lbs
- Pallet Size: 48 Units (40 x 48 x 48 inches, 900 lbs)
*Please note that while we can source Halal MREs the minimum order quantity is 384 cases (8 pallets). 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 at or below 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.