You gotta be kidding me!
I just helped my neighbors move. WCBF'ers know Brian and Michaela (in the other half of the duplex).
Brian is in the National Guard. We have a neat rivalry going, as I was in the USMC.
He gave me a case of MRE'* as a thanks for the help (along with alot of beer, and having been great friends for the last year).
I'm having one for dinner to re-live old times. But NO. Nothing is freeze dried like MY old MRE'*. These suckers are all ready to eat and have a magical HEAT PACKET that heats up the main course by simply adding water and sticking it in a bag with the food.
My brain hurts. The science behind the chemical reaction is too much to comprehend. I spent alot of time in the Marines adding water to crap and trying to find a way to heat it up, or in some cases, eating the freeze-dried food packets DRY to keep going. Even eating the instant coffee DRY. The taste alone would wake you up.
I'm simply amazed.