XMRE Lite Complete Meals are extremely versatile and are made with some of the best components available on the military MRE market. They don’t require water or any hydration and are fully cooked so they can be eaten straight out of the pouch anywhere at any time. They have a long shelf life: 3 years for military components and one year for commercial components. Both lightweight and waterproof, these MREs are the perfect option for outdoor enthusiasts, emergency preppers or anyone who is planning to be in a situation where they need food on the go. 3 to 4 different menus per case, military spec 8 oz each, 600 - 900 calories each.