There are 78 individual MREs in this case providing you with bite-sized pieces of firm, sweet pears in light syrup. These pears will be a refreshing lift to your family during an emergency, or a delicious, much needed snack after a long hike. You can eat them right out of the package without having to do any prep work. MREs are not dehydrated or freeze-dried, thus maintaining their original form and moisture. Made with military grade components and battle tested, these Pear MREs will help keep you going in emergencies, just like they do for our soldiers. MREs are also an ideal option for your family's emergency food storage because they keep well, do not need refrigeration, and have a shelf life of five or more years.