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  • We recently moved to Salt Lake City from Nebraska. We have purchased online from Emergency Essentials, and love the fact that we can go to a retail store. We purchased several MREs from one of the scratch and dent sales. We also purchased heaters to go along with them. We love to mountain bike, hike, walk, and just enjoy the outdoors.

    Couple hiking on a trail

    On one of our recent hikes in the mountains, we took along a couple of the MREs. We stopped along the way, and spread out our blanket, made some coffee with our ultra-light stove, and cooked the MREs. They were wonderful and tasted awesome. They were also light and took up very little space in the backpack. The heaters also served a dual purpose. We were able to utilize them to heat up water to clean up our utensils and coffee pot.

    MREs with MRE Heaters

    MREs are easy to pack for a mountain bike excursion, as they take up so little space in a bike bag or hip pack. You can stop anywhere along a trail and have a meal, giving yourself the energy and nutrition to continue.

    Light weight, convenient, tasty, multi-purpose, and easy to pack. So many benefits from such a small and inexpensive product. One other benefit of the MREs is that you can use the box that they are in to light a fire if necessary. The box and plastic sleeve that is left over are easy to pack out and clean-up is simple.

    It is really hard to believe that these things can taste so good, considering it is a pre-packaged food product. We will continue to purchase MREs and use them in our adventures. I am sure we will discover new uses for them as time goes on.

    Jeff and Sherry, UT

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  • Scrambled Egg Mix

     

    I have been backpacking and camping in the great outdoors for many years. One of my favorite breakfasts while camping is the EGG-stremely Easy Omelet. I like cooking this breakfast because I don’t use a single utensil during preparation and it is simple to prepare. If you can boil water you can make the following:

    EGG-stremely Easy Omelet

    Ingredients:

    Directions: Mix Provident Pantry Scrambled Egg Mix and any of the above optional ingredients with water in a heavy-duty zip-top bag. Be sure when you are done that the consistency is equal to that of an egg. Drop the pouch into boiling water for apx. 5 minutes. Time may vary. Watch your pouch and when the ingredients are done (like a normal omelet) pull it out and have breakfast. Yes, this can be eaten without even a spoon. Remember to pack out the bag. Keep the environment clean. Happy camping!

    Add 2 Tbsp Scrambled Egg Mix to plastic bag
    Add enough water to make it the consistency of an egg
    Put in boiling water for about 5 minutes
    Ready to Eat!
    Adding optional sausage
    Ready to eat with added sausage
    Submitted by Don

     

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