Meals Ready to Eat, and the History of why I started….


I’ve been reviewing MRES for a while now, and the thing that got me into it was the research I did to make The Killer Contract Agency, and I wanted it to be based off the military. It led me to military rations, and Youtube videos which led me to all the different menus they have to offer, and there are ones you can get for civilians like XMRE and MREStar. You can find them on Amazon, Ebay, and even get some from soldiers willing to get them for you. They are issued them during field training, and they don’t like them at all. They are called meals rarely eaten, meals rarely edible, and all sorts of names. They are Department of Defense Rations and the first one came about in 1981. Ameriqual is the company that packages them. You can tell if it’s a genuine military ration since the Department of Defense seal is on them. It also says Warfighter Recommended, Warfighter Tested, and Warfighter Approved. A lot of research is online about the various menus and the changes they have been through. Some items have been added and some are taken away. One example of an MRE discontinued is Menu 4 the Cheese and Vegetable Omelet that went hands down as one of the worst MRES of all time. I have a Youtube channel, and since I got a hold of a ton of MRES I want to review them all which is why I made Monday MRE Review day. It’s fascinating and they last a while too. They have date codes listed on them and I just recently got this if it says 2275 it is the 275th day of 2012. They have a long history, and if you want more information on them then go to: to see more. Youtube is also a good way to get more information on them, and there is even a community full of people who review military rations. I love watching their channels and they are part of the reason why I got into it in the first place.
Here are the channels you can check out that review meals ready to eat, and these channels even review ones from other countries as well.
Kiwi Dude:
No East Too Far:
Paul Buikema:
Steve1989 MREinfo:

I love reviewing these things, and I hope I can review other countries eventually and even some of the civilian ones. I enjoy doing it since it gives me a break from everything. I use a webcam to film the videos and Cyberlink Power Director to edit them.

I hope you have enjoyed the post.


PS. Here is the link to my channel if you want to see my reviews of them.

#MRE Review Mondays Menu 19 Sloppy Joe Filling:


Today for the MRE Review Monday I have decided to try Menu 19 Sloppy Joe Filling. I’ve had them in the past, and I didn’t know what to expect. These are the things that come in the packet: The entrée Sloppy Joe Filling, brown spoon, carbohydrate electrolyte beverage powder in orange flavor. Apple sauce with raspberry puree, peanut butter, cheese filled cheddar cheese crackers, BBQ sauce packet, Apple Jelly, crackers, chemical heater, beverage bag for the coffee and creamer, matches, toilet paper, moist towelette, sugar, either laxatives or caffeine flavored gum. Salt and sugar. The Sloppy Joe Filling actually tastes pretty good nice and filling. I could not stop eating it either, and it did taste a little bit sweet. It’s just what a soldier needs on the field. The crackers tasted good with the peanut butter and apple jelly. The apple sauce was okay, and at least the cheddar filled crackers tasted like they just came out of the box.

I’ve said this in my Youtube video, but I have not decided what the next MRE Review will be yet. I do have  Monday. I’ll try to post more on the blog and film more videos. Most likely only Mondays during the school year. On winter break and Spring Break you will see more videos. I’ve yet to figure out a good software to use to record games for PC and on my Xbox One. I’ll find it eventually. I’m also using #NANOWRIMO to write the third Scarlet book. I really need to work more on that, and get out at least 8 books so it will take off. I want to write full time at this point. I can’t imagine a better job then writing books, reviewing books, and playing video games and filming them. Even if school is slow I need to write still anyway. I plan on giving some books to a publisher, and some I will publish on my own. I love giving out copies of my books, and seeing people’s faces when I do. I write for them and not the money. I have so many awesome ideas for my books. I can’t wait to show you more of my worlds.

Until next time,