Today we will take a look at the DIY food items we have made and put them together along with some items purchased at your local supermarket to make up your own MRE’s.
Breakfast – 2 Instant Oatmeal (or Cream of Wheat) packets, Individual serving instant coffee (Taster’s Choice sells pre packaged servings ), Non-dairy creamer and sugar packets if needed, Fruit Leather.
Dinner – Soup (note: add beef bouillon instead of chicken bouillon when making the mix and add 4 to 6 ounces Beef Jerky to the boiling water along with 1 square of Hardtack ), Survival Bars , Dried Fruit or Fruit Leather. Coffee or tea to drink.
Everything can be packaged in quart zip top bags and then out into a gallon zip top bag or the smaller bags can be placed a vacuum seal bag and sealed this has the advantage of making a smaller package and will take up less space in your pack. I have used these on a number of trips and treks with good success. You will need a small pot to boil water in and a heat source. I did not give exact quantities as food intake varies with each person. Experiment to find quantities that are good for you. Although in my opinion it is better to have too much food rather than too little.