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Ameriqual APack Ready Meals


Ameriqual APack MREs

Ameriqual is one of the three companies that produce MREs for the U.S. military. In fact, they're the largest providers of MREs. After years of being out of the civilian MRE market, in 2006, they finally came out with a product called "APack Ready Meals".

APack or APack?

According to Ameriqual's APack website, their civilian MREs are called "APacks". But their cases (see below) say "APack". I'll stick with what the case and the MREs say for now.

Contents

With the exception of the beverage mix, all the food components of the APacks are the same as what is found inside the regular military MREs. The spoon is different from the military MRE spoon - this one is shorter but wider. So wide, in fact, that it is easy to wolf down an entire entree in just a few spoonfuls. See the spoons section on the Civilian MRE Comparison page for more information.

The APacks do not contain an accessory pack - the spoon in wrapped all by itself and the moist towelette, pepper, and drink mix are floating around freely in the bag. Strangely, Ameriqual does not include a napkin in the meal bag. If you are used to using the napkin to protect your hand from the scalding hot heated entree, you will have to improvise something else for protection.

Heaters

APacks come with a Flameless Ration Heater (FRH) that looks exactly like the military version with the exception that it has to be activated by salt water (a packet of which is included in the meal bag) instead of just plain water. Because the standard FRH can be activated by regular water, they are considered hazardous materials and can only be shipped via ground transport. By changing the FRH formula to require salt and water to activate, the APacks do not fall under those restrictions.

Menus

A case of APacks comes with 12 individual meals. There are usually six different menus in each case so you get two of each menu. The menus from Ameriqual appear to be set for now so every case should contain the same menus. Here are the six main entrees: Beef Stew; Spaghetti w/ Meat & Sauce; Chicken, Noodles, & Vegetables; Chicken Tetrazzini; Chili w/ Beans; and Chicken w/ Beans & Rice.

Here's a full menu listing from a case of APack meals that were packed in April, 2006:

Menu 1
Calories
Menu 2
Calories
Menu 3
Calories
Beef Stew
Crackers
Peanut Butter
Raisins
Toaster Pastry, Strawberry
Oatmeal Cookie
Beverage Tube - Orange

240
180
250
140
210
280
0

Spaghetti w/ Meat & Sauce
Crackers
Peanut Butter
Toaster Pastry, Strawberry
Raisins
Oatmeal Cookie
Beverage Tube - Fruit Punch

240
180
250
210
140
280
0

Chicken, Noodles, & Vegetables
Crackers
Cheese Spread
Raisins
Fig Bar
Shortbread Cookie
Beverage Tube - Lemonade
260
180
180
140
210
210
0
total:
1300
total:
1300
total:
1180
 
Menu 4
Calories
Menu 5
Calories
Menu 6
Calories
Chicken Tetrazzini
Crackers
Cheese Spread
Raisins
Fig Bar
Shortbread Cookie
Beverage Tube - Orange
270
180
150
250
100
0
Chili w/ Beans
Crackers
Peanut Butter
Raisins
Fig Bar
Shortbread Cookie x 2
Beverage Tube - Fruit Punch
230
180
250
140
210
210
0
Chicken w/ Black Beans & Rice
Crackers
Cheese Spread
Raisins
Fig Bar
Shortbread Cookie
Beverage Tube - Fruit Punch
270
180
180
140
210
210
0
total:
1140
total:
1220
total:
1190
 

Average Calories per MRE:
Total Calories per Case:

1,222
14,660

Official Website for the APacks

While you can find Ameriqual at http://www.ameriqual.com, the APack civilian MREs can be found at this address:

http://www.readymeal.com

Official APack picture (this isn't what my case looked like):

Where To Buy

APacks are available at Ameriqual's site listed above and also from these two reliable dealers:

MREFoods.com

TheReadyStore.com

The Epicenter

Survival Food

Each place sells the same civilian MRE but might offer different pricing and shipping options.