What Makes These MRE Meals For The Military So Popular With Civilians?

MRE meals come in a very convenient package. They are ready to open and eat whenever you need them. You can store them in your home for natural disasters. Or you can take them with you on your next fishing or camping trip. They were made and designed for the men and women that serve our country. Military men and women are often out in the field and cannot have access to normal meals. That’s why these MRE meals come in handy.

As mentioned, they also come in handy for civilians. If you think it’s hard to get your hands on these meals, it’s not. You can easily buy them individually or in bulk at wholesale prices online. If you think about it, that means you can easily buy your food for your outdoor adventures for an entire year all at once. In fact, these meals last a lot longer than a year in storage. Just make sure you get a variety so that you don’t have to eat the same thing every time you pack a meal.

Look at the menu for these MRE meals, and see which foods you like. The first one that usually comes to people’s minds is beef stew. Whatever you decide to buy and eat is up to you, but you can definitely take advantage of these convenient meals while outdoors. Just don’t go packing them for your kids lunches on a daily basis or anything. They are not meant to be convenient TV dinners, either.

If you were not aware, the calorie content is meant to be around 1250 calories. That is good to know. For sure you are going to be full when you are finished. You definitely do not want to be hungry while out in the wild. That will force a man to have to hunt.

Why Choose MRE Meals?

MRE meals offer a variety of delicious flavors and the convenience is unsurpassed. There are many times that MREs are the ideal food to have on hand.

Camping and hiking are two of the best times to utilize MREs. You can spend your day doing what you wish without having to worry about what’s for dinner or the weather.

You’ll have a hearty nutritious meal without any concerns about the weather being cooperative as they are self-heating. Thus, if it’s raining, you can still eat a hearty hot and satisfying meal.

Hikers will appreciate how lightweight and portable MREs are, good example of lightweight¬†military grade nutritious¬†meals are XMRE Meals. Since they are not freeze dried they are easy to pack and carry. The package contains everything that you need for a hearty meal and you won’t have to worry about what you need to add to them to make a complete meal.

They are fully and nutritionally complete. With anywhere from 600 to 3000 calories depending on the type purchased, you’re sure to have all of the nutritional requirements you need for your meal.

Many also include condiments and utensils. These may be as simple as packages of mustard and ketchup or they may be more substantial depending on the kind purchased.

MREs were developed by the United States military in an effort to offer troops a great meal when they are out in areas where they can’t use a fire or other means to heat a meal. When they are out in the field and need healthy food that will sustain them, these were the ideal food to have on hand.

They can also be eaten cold, however, that is rather boring and bland and every effort should be made to eat them heated up. Most do require that you add some water. Once the heat packet is activated, it will take about 10 minutes for the food to heat up to the proper serving temperature.

Another time to use MREs is for emergency food supplies. Not all doomsday preppers have these on hand, but some do. They’re a great way to boost your emergency food supply. You can order them in all one flavor or you can order a variety pack.

You’ll have plenty of nutrition when you order food like this for your emergency food supplies. You won’t have to stress over what other food stores you may or may not have on hand.

MREs are possibly the most complete nutritional food that you can pack for camping, hiking, fishing, emergency food supplies or simply for a day trip.

You’ll never have to worry about the weather even if it is raining and you can focus on having a great time with your family instead of how you’re going to haul water to the campsite, heat it and do the dishes.

Enjoy your next trip, purchase some MREs and take time to have a great family day. Then, at dinnertime, you can enjoy a hearty healthy meal with your family and know that you’re providing a healthy meal.

Travel- Some Insights

Although most major U.S. carriers publicly proclaim that they don’t negotiate corporate discounts below published market fares, the American Express survey on business travel management found that 38 percent of U.S. companies had access to, or already had implemented, negotiated airline discounts. The availability and mechanics of these arrangements vary widely by carrier.

Fred Swaffer, transportation manager for Hewlett-Packard and a strong advocate of the net-pricing system, has pioneered the concept of fee-based pricing with travel-management companies under contract with H-P. He states that H-P, which spends more than $528 million per year on T&E, plans to have all air travel based on net-fare pricing. “At the present time, we have several net fares at various stages of agreement,” he says. “These fares are negotiated with the airlines at the corporate level, then trickle down to each of our seven geographical regions.”

Frank Kent, Western regional manager for United Airlines, concurs: “United Airlines participates in corporate volume discounting, such as bulk ticket purchases, but not with net pricing. I have yet to see one net-fare agreement that makes sense to us. We’re not opposed to it, but we just don’t understand it right now.”

Kent stresses, “Airlines should approach corporations with long-term strategic relationships rather than just discounts. We would like to see ourselves committed to a corporation rather than just involved.”As business travel expenses nose upward, companies are realizing that better cost-management techniques can make a difference.US. corporate travel expenses rocketed to more than $143 billion in 1994, according to American Express’ most recent survey on business travel management. Private-sector employers spend an estimated $2,484 per employee on travel and entertainment, a 17 percent increase over the past four years.

Corporate T&E costs, now the third-largest controllable expense behind sales and data-processing costs, are under new scrutiny. Corporations are realizing that even a savings of 1 percent or 2 percent can translate into millions of dollars added to their bottom line.

Travel- A Closer Look

Consolidation of corporate travel arrangements by fewer agencies has been a growing trend since 1982. Nearly three out of four companies now make travel plans for their business locations through a single agency as opposed to 51 percent in 1988. Two major benefits of agency consolidation are the facilitation of accounting and T&E budgeting, as well as leverage in negotiating future travel discounts.

A major technological advance that allows this consolidation trend to flourish is the introduction of satellite ticket printers (STPs). Using STPs enables a travel agency to consolidate all operations to one home office, and still send all necessary tickets to various locations instantly via various wire services. As the term implies, the machinery prints out airline tickets on-site immediately, eliminating delivery charges.

For London Fog, STPs are a blessing. London Fog’s annual T&E budget of more than $15 million is split equally between its two locations in Eldersburg, Md., and New York City. Each location purchases the same number of tickets, so equal access to ticketing from their agency is a must. With an STP in their two locations, the company services both offices with one agency in Baltimore. Each office has access to immediate tickets and still manages to save by not having to pay courier and express mail charges that can range up to $15 for each of the more than 500 tickets each purchases annually. Conde Nast Publications’ annual T&E budget of more than $20 million is allocated among its locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Detroit. Since 1994, travel arrangements have been handled by a centralized agency, Advanced Travel Management in New York City, by installing an STP in each of these five locations. In addition to increased efficiency due to consolidation, Conde Nast now has the ability to change travel plans at a moment’s notice and have new tickets in hand instantly.