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Let the day begin,
A warm cup of coffee on a cold morning hits the spot.

Let the day begin,
A warm cup of coffee on a cold morning hits the spot.
Getting a few minutes while puppy, Thor is chilling
and not having to keep his curious little self out of
trouble lol

Let the day begin, An instructable on making your own MRE's

I found this info on Instructables on making your
own MRE’s.
It’s a good alternative to purchasing ready made
foods or in addition to doing so.
The post was made in 2009 and I’m sure the
price of everything is way higher now but
it will still give you some good ideas in putting
together some MRE’s.
If your on a limited income it may be still
far cheaper to make some of your own.
Here’s the link: Instructables MRE Tutorial

Let me know if your already making some of your
own or plan to!
I’m going to keep my eyes open for other
ideas to pass on along with ready made.

Puppy is sleeping now so going to get some
housework done and hope to work some
more later on creating the email sign up
to keep you updated when I make posts.

Have a great day!
Seek to stay peaceful, focused and keep preparing
one step at a time.

You might like to read a previous post: Being Self-Reliant and Self-Sufficient


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  2. Avatar Cindy


    I think these are good. They are filled with items that are easy and familiar. You just have to remember to rotate them more often than a traditional MRE.
    Also keep in mind that a MRE averages around 1200 calories, that would be a good goal to shoot for when creating a diy version.
    I’ve had MRE’s, they never really felt worth the money. Sometimes they would be on closeout on certain merchant websites and I’d pick up a few. I know I have a few still around. For me, when it comes to BOB’s or Get Home bags I prefer freeze dried meals. You can just put them in the bags and forget them. They aren’t effected by the heat or cold of the car like for a get home bag. They are super light weight. Their biggest drawback is they require water. They are also stupid expensive. I bought one pouch every other week for a long time to build up the supply I had. It would be very difficult for me to do it now.

    Thanks for sharing this. Have a great night.

    • Avatar Cindy

      Good evening, Jamie.
      I agree these are easy and familiar but do need to be rotated a lot more.
      Even though prices are a lot more these days it’s still less costly than
      buying many MRE’s. Some can still afford to stock more of them and more
      power to them. When possible to get them it’s a plus for our prepping stores.
      But they are crazy expensive.
      The freeze dried meals are a far better investment but yes do have to have water for them.
      I’d love to have a freeze dryer to do my own food but so far it’s not happening.
      Thanks for commenting and appreciate your thoughts.
      Have a good and restful night.

    • Avatar Cindy

      Hi Carla.
      I think it’s awesome you got a dehydrator for your birthday. I’m anxious to hear what you come up with and if perhaps it is
      helpful in making if MRE’s and other things if you decide to. I definitely am going to make some more of my own MRE’s and glad to
      be learning more about doing this. It’s less costly to do so even if the cost of things has climbed since that post was done.
      I still think it’s a good idea to keep my cost down. If you decide to make some of your own, I’d like to hear about it.
      As Jamie previously comment with these MRE’s they have to be rotated and eaten more than some that we can buy that are freeze dried.
      I think they are tastier too than some MRE’s I’ve purchased and been some I’ve been trying out. For food when things are tough these would work but won’t
      count on taste being that great.
      Have a good night, Carla!

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