Before MRE’s different rations were also used in Military forces for food preservation. With the modifications to previous rations MRE’s were developed. XMRE meals providing quality MRE’s to the nations.
MCI ration: MCI ration is meal, combat, individual ration, which is wet canned ration used in military force to supply food for soldiers. It was used in between 1958 and 1980. By adding some more menu items to the existing canned c-ration, MCI was come in use. MCI contains three small cans and one large can and all these cans were placed in a cardboard. MCI contains mainly three units namely Meat unit, Bread unit and Dessert unit. The Meat unit contains all non vegetarian items, which are prepared in different methods. Some of the items are like chicken, eggs, fish, beef and pork items. The bread unit contains items like chocolates, cookies, sandwiches, biscuits, varieties of jam and other baked items. The dessert unit contains fruits, cakes and wheat bread. Along with these an accessory packet containing salt, sugar, pepper, chewing gums and toilet paper. The weight of these packaging ranges from 10 to 13 kg.
LRP ration: Long range patrol was replaced the heavy MCI cans. Because of the high amounts of weight MCI are not preferred for long range patrolling. LRP ration items come in tin foiled packets and wrapped with an olive cloth. An improved LRP ration came in use between 1994 and 2001 as LRP-1. It contains eight different menus with different items. Like MCI it contains Entrees, desserts and beverages. Read More