This will be the second MRE or Meal Ready to Eat I’ve tried. There will be more reviews to follow since I’m actually enjoying these reviews. It comes with a brisket entree which is gravy seasoned with beef brisket slices. Crackers, biscuit, BBQ sauce, Cheese spread, Cocoa beverage powder. Toffee cubes, Raspberry white chip cookie, a flameless ration heater. A spoon idea tea drink lemon flavored, salt, Towellette, toilet paper, chewing gum and a butter packet. To eat the entree you have to put it in the bag with the flameless ration heater, and put water up to the fill line. Just let it heat up for ten to 15 minutes and enjoy. Or don’t if you don’t like the taste of them. I did put the salt and the butter in the entree. Just don’t put too much salt and the entree tastes good. I like it and it does not taste like it came out of a can either. Yum. The biscuit tastes like the weird wheat snack bread, but it does take some getting used to. It’s a good meal for being out in the field and it would be good to use for camping too and overall a fun thing I’ve been doing lately.
*The second MRE I got which is the same one has garlic mashed potatoes in it, and those are some of the improvements they made to it. And a chocolate chip cookie with Twizzlers Nibs. For more info on mres go to MREInfo.com.
For my writing research it led me to find out as much as I can about the military. When doing research you have to observe take notes and even do what they do. The research led me to research MREs which are military rations they give troops going into battle. It’s hard to get your hands on them unless you use Ebay or know someone in the military. They can last for a while too. This one is menu 6 Beef Roast with Vegetables. They come with an entrée and a side dish this one is called Cherry Blueberry Cobbler with the Beef and Roast Vegetables as the entrée. It comes with a cocoa beverage powder bag. A spoon, wheat snack bread, chocolate chip cookie, hot beverage bag, flameless ration heater (just add water for the reaction), Salt, Splenda, coffee, creamer, moist towlette and toilet paper. And lastly is the chewing gum which is a mild laxative. It even comes with the chocolate peanut spread to put on the wheat cracker. After heating the main course by following the instructions using the heater. I tasted the entrée which is not too bad, but it did taste like it came out of a can. When I added the seasonings it tasted better, and not too bad. The Cherry Blueberry cobbler did not taste that bad either, and even the cat loved the roast and begged for more. The wheat snack bread just tastes like bread and when the spread is added it tastes like a piece of bread with chocolate and peanut butter. Overall not too bad of a meal for being on the field, and definitely nothing fancy. Just one of the fun facts to use in research for my stories.
If you have had an mre tell me about your experiences with them and which ones you’ve tried?
Until next time,
It’s one of the things I love about writing a story. You have to look up the things you are interested in if you need to put it in a story. It’s one of the fun things about being a writer. Looking up information, traveling places, and reading stories to get ideas on how you want to spin myths and legends. One of the things I’ve been researching a lot lately is the military life. I want to base The Killer Contract Agency on it, and make it better then the military which means going to bases, watching Youtube videos which is helpful in research, and even doing tons of research on military res which are meals ready to eat. I even got a hold of a few of them and in turn doing a few reaction videos on Youtube of them. It’s all pretty cool since I’ve been talking to them and discovering that the military is like a different culture since they have their own words for things. It’s all interesting to me, and research is the best part because you do want the details realistic and true. At the same time you can know the facts to twist them a little bit. The summer gives me time to read writing books and write reviews on them. I love the summer time, and eventually I want to write full time too. I’ll be blogging at least three times a week and writing blog posts on the things I’ve learned. The first book I will be talking about is Rise of the Machines: Human Authors in a Digital World by Kristen Lamb. I’ll even be doing writing exercises and putting them on the blog as well.