So key point is that freshness of freeze dried food in sealed #10 cans is FAR SUPERIOR to pouches. What the study shows is that some competitors pouches have quality issues which could result in rancid food in a relatively short period of time.
This MRE is Menu No.8, Meatballs in Marinara Sauce. It was packaged in 2008 (five years old). Considering how old it is it wasn’t too bad. The flavor of the meatballs seemed a little bland, and the cheese sauce had a strange consistency. These problems might have been because of the age of the meal. Otherwise it was all fine.
Scarcity of drinking water is particularly threatening because the human body is not engineered to function more than three days in a dehydrated state. Therefore, it is imperative for us to always store a bare minimum amount of water at our homes to survive any emergency situation. Here are 9 survival water storage tips to go about this task:
However MRE is still a preferred option by some for it’s readiness and completeness (nothing else required to prepare) for short term needs.
MREs have a relatively short shelf life of 5 years and are much more expensive. Here some differing opinions on MRE vs freeze dried food for short term emergency situations like hurricanes or earthquakes;