Everyone who goes camping will face the dilemma of what to pack for food. Many people pack lots of canned foods as they are easy to open and prepare, unfortunately, these can be very heavy to pack and add to the load.
Taking time to cook when camping may be great fun to some, but for others, it’s a huge chore. They have to take time away from activities that they want to enjoy with their family and they have to pack heavy cookware as well as plan for plates of some sort.
Then there is the clean-up. This can take a lot of time if you have to wash cookware and other items that were used in cooking preparation. MRE meals are all in one convenient package and all you have to do is heat it up, open it and eat it.
When you’re finished, you just throw them away in the trash just like you would anything else that you throw away while on a camping trip. It’s convenient and will save a lot of time and money.
As an alternative idea, many are turning to MREs or meals ready to eat. These meals are all packaged up and serve from 600 to 3000 calories per package. Perfect for anyone in your family. You can pick and choose the meals that you take so it’s great to take smaller sized MREs for younger family members and the larger ones for adults.
They are ideal for large families or smaller families and will provide plenty of healthy nutritious food to take along on the camping trip. There are even special MREs that offer snack foods and other items that are delicious and quick and easy to have on your camping trip.
MREs were originally designed for the military when they are out in the field. They offer them a healthy nutritious meal during combat or war times and are quick and easy to prepare.
Most MREs have a self-heating package that when activated will take about 10 minutes to heat up the meal. You’ll also need to add some water to the meal.
It doesn’t get any easier though. Just add water and activate the heat package and within 10 minutes you’ll have a healthy and nutritious meal for everyone in your group.
These are ideal when it’s raining or snowing and you can’t build a fire. Perfect regardless of where you’re camping as you don’t have to stress over cookware, and the fire or heat source to prepare the meals.
They’re healthy and offer a fully balanced nutritional option for your meals. They won’t take up a lot of space and you can pack enough for an entire family without having to worry about weight or how much space they take up.
If you’re into backpacking while out on a camping trip you’ll appreciate that even the smallest member can take their own meals. These are so lightweight that anyone can carry several without adding to the weight of the backpack.
You’ll also appreciate how easy it is to choose your meals. They come in a variety of flavors and you can buy them by the case. You can also buy a case of a variety pack that will give you a case of several flavors.
Since these store well, you can store them for a number of years so even though you won’t need an entire case for your next camping trip, you can store them for the next one without any concerns about them going bad.
As more people are discovering these they are beginning to stock up for those busy work nights when no one wants to cook. Not only are these ideal for camping, they are also handy to have when you’re too tired to cook.
MREs come complete with all the utensils and condiments that are required. The self-heating packages don’t require a match or lighter to use and will heat the food in the package up quickly and evenly.
MREs for camping make the easiest way to pack along plenty of food for the entire party. No one is stuck cooking or cleaning up and everyone can choose to eat what they want.
MREs are available online and you can also find them in surplus stores and some big box stores are beginning to carry them. You can also find them in hunting and fishing departments sometimes.
If you’ve always hesitated thinking that you wouldn’t like them, you should give them a try. It’s not difficult to try one. Just open it, add the required amount of water and then activate the heat package. You’ll have a hot meal within 10 minutes.
So next time you go camping try to buy MREs and enjoy your entire trip. Pick and choose your favorite MRE meals and pack plenty so that you can get out and have some fun with the rest of the family.
Camping can be a great time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. No one wants to be the one that’s stuck at camp doing all of the cooking and all of the dishes.
If these are good enough for the military, they’re good enough for your family and friends. They’re healthy and nutritious and you’ll appreciate the convenience of having them at the ready whenever anyone in your group is hungry.
Mealtime can be anywhere and there’s no need to go back to camp in order to eat. You can take them anywhere you go without having to worry about having anything else to eat them.
MREs are fast catching on as a great take along food for camping and will save you a lot of weight (both food and cookware) and time. You’ll save time with cooking and food preparation and doing the clean up. So make your next camping trip a great one.
Get some MREs and try them out and plan ahead to take them with you for your next camping trip.