The largest MRE provider is a company called The Wornick Company. Orders anywhere in the world can be filled by this company. If you are an individual, they will try to put you in touch with a distributor close to you. If you are a wholesaler or distributor, the Wornick Company can sell direct to you.
The Wornick Company
Sergio Moreno, SMORENO@Wornick.com
Heater Meals is another supplier with a connection with CINPAC, which is a military MRE packer in Cincinnati. I saw this company at a Home Meal Replacement show put on by the Food Marketing Institute in September, 1996. Buyers from Costco, Sam's Club, and Safeway were drooling at the mouth over his stuff. Judging by the buyers, I assume these meals are not available in club stores.
Heater Meals Inc.,
311 Northland Blvd.,
Cincinnati, OH 45246
The meals have an 18-24 month shelf life with food products that are extremely high in sodium, but otherwise OK - Grilled Turkey Breast w/ Gravy & Mashed potatoes, Mashed Potatoes & Beef, Homestyle Chicken and Noodles in Gravy, Cheese Ravioli in Tomato Sauce, Green Pepper Steak w/ Rice, and Chili with Beans. Each entree is 3/4 pound or larger. These products get hot and ready to eat in 14 minutes without electricity, fire or flame. The heating product is made of iron and magnesium. Add water and it produces heat. Each packet contains entree, flameless food heater, fork, salt, pepper, napkin and 2 oz. pouch of water. The boy scouts will never be the same.
Offered by John.
Note: MRE can also be purchased from the Epicenter.
I purchased one package last month from Swede and Sons which included a variety of assorted meals. The cost was about $65 if I remember correctly, but the purchase price is on the site.
Offered by John.
You should keep a minimum amount of 1 year per person food reserves. MRE (meals ready to eat) are an excellent source since they can last 10-15 years. Though they can be pricey, they generally come in boxes of 12 meals for around $60-65 a box.
Offered by Steve.