Happy Memorial Day!
I hope that you have something delicious to eat today, maybe from the grill.
The holiday got me thinking about food that our soldiers are given, specifically MREs. An MRE stands for Meal, Ready-to-Eat, and is currently the main individual operational ration for the U.S. military. They are designed as completely self-contained meals, with the nutients needed to sustain the soldier. The packs usually contain an entree, a side dish, crackers, peanut butter/cheese spread, a 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.
Above, the contents of an MRE.
Below, hash browns!
My only personal experience with a MRE of sorts is from the dehydrated meals packs used when backpacking. It seems off-putting, but after a long hike they are surprisingly satisfying.