We thought this was a great quick overview of the Meals Ready to Eat program at Natick Soldier RD&E Center helping to sustain troops out in the field. Some of our hiking partners had the pleasure of eating the latest incarnations for two days straight and the reviews were decent. For some reason one of the guys kept finding the same bottom of the barrel MRE in his pack for each meal. We guess sometimes the swap isn't always voluntary. You definitely have to check out the new caffeinated meat stick, looks no different than what you can pull off a 7/11 shelf.