April 22nd, 2010
05:16 PM ET

Meals ready to eat: Dining outside the wire

CNN's Michael Holmes samples some of the food troops rely on when they're away from a base.

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  1. BushSniper

    MRE's are pretty good. I have been eating them for years in the military and I always bring them when I go backpacking, hiking, kayaking and camping. You can't beat the taste and calories for the light weight in the outdoors. I dont know why people eat anything else in the outdoors.

    April 13, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tom

    I found the taste of MRE's to be equal or better than our chow hall in Ghazni, AFG.

    April 26, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Smith in Oregon

    I've passed out a good many MRE's to homeless military veterans. During the horrific Republican led Bush-Cheney administration, millions of MRE's went unused that were stored by FEMA which should have been given to homeless veterans across America rather than destroyed. Perhaps under the Democratic led administration of President Obama, such common sense will be taken into account and those millions of unused surplus MRE's will be given out to the most needy.

    April 26, 2010 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. ryan

    Really? You can't be serious.

    April 25, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Olivia

    What a great dining experience! All civilians should experience the amazing food service members get to eat. I'm glad his experience was a good one.

    April 23, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |