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There's a serious shortage of military-style meals because the last month has been just awful

There's a serious shortage of military-style meals because the last month has been just awful

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A 6-pack from Meal Kit Supply costs $45, but won't ship until November, according to the company's website.
Meal Kit Supply

First Harvey flooded Houston, then Irma slammed Florida. Mother Nature’s one-two punch catalyzed a run on MREs, which is military speak for “Meal, Ready-to-Eat"; they're bags of sustenance manufactured to have a long shelf-life and usually include a water-activated chemical heater to warm up the grub. While MREs are made for the military, regular disaster-conscious people and apocalypse-preppers can purchase civilian versions of them for their storm shelters from companies like Meal Kit Supply, a major distributor.

Blair Calder, the president of Meal Kit Supply, says that business has been hectic. “After Harvey, I think that a lot of people took preparedness a lot more seriously,” he says. “Leading up to Harvey, we saw a typical increase that we would get before any incoming storm.” His company sent out a “surge of supplies” for relief operations in Texas after that tempest.

“Then, when Irma was forecasted to hit Florida, it just became an overwhelming deluge of orders, and we just sold out in a matter of days,” he adds. “We had to turn a lot of people away, too, which is really unfortunate.”

Continued: https://www.popsci.com/hurricane-rush-MRE