Welcome to MREInfo

 

This site is all about U.S. military operational rations – both current and from the recent past. You’ll also find information on some foreign rations (Canadian and British). Feel free to contact us if you have any information on rations from other countries.

You can buy MREInfo-approved MREs here.

MRE stands for Meal, Ready-to-Eat and is currently the main individual operational ration for the U.S. military. MREs are meant to be completely self-contained meals that provide all the nutrition a solider-on-the-go needs to sustain him/herself. Typical contents include entree, side dish, crackers, peanut butter/cheese spread, dessert, instant coffee/tea, matches, toilet paper, spoon, and a heater to heat the main entree. While everything in an MRE can be eaten cold, it usually tastes better warm.

MREs have been under development for the past twenty years. As a result, many changes have been made to the contents, packaging, and appearance of MREs. I’ve attempted to cover all these changes and provide pictures wherever possible.

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U.S. Military MREs (Meals, Ready to Eat)

MRE (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) MCI, or Meal, Combat, Individual (C-Rations) RCW (Ration, Cold Weather)
MRE (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) MCI, or Meal, Combat, Individual (C-Rations) RCW (Ration, Cold Weather)
FSR (First Strike Ration) Other Current Operational Rations
First Strike Ration Other operational rations

 

Civilian MREs

Ameriqual APack | Buy >> Meal Kit Supply | Buy >> MREStar | Buy >>
Ameriqual APack case and MREs Meal Kit Supply case of 12-pack 3 course meal with heaters and MRE MREStar case
Sopakco Sure-Pak 12 | Buy >> Wornick Eversafe XMRE 1300XT
Sopakco Sure-Pak 12 case Wornick Eversafe MRE case XMRE 1300XT MRE case

 

 

MREs from Other Countries

British 24-Hour Ration Pack French RCIR Italian Combat Ration
British 24-Hour Ration Pack French RCIR Italian Combat Ration
Canadian IMP German EPa Russian IRP
Canadian IMPs German EPa Russian IRP

Click to see the Australian Combat Ration Pack.