Razione MRE Americana Cold Weather
- Original US Army MRE ration
- Assorted menus
- Ready to use
- Under empty
- Complete with Chemical Scaldotto
What’s in an RCW?
The six menus contain freeze-dried and cooked meals such as chicken stew and spaghetti with meat sauce and other low-moisture foods. Items that can be used as breakfast include a variety of flavored oatmeal, a mix of raisins and nuts, and fruit / cookie bars. Lunch items may contain chicken noodle soup, crackers, orange flavored drink base; lemon flavored tea, apple cider and candy. Each menu provides around 4500 kilocalories (8% protein, 32% fat and 60% carbohydrate). RCW provides enough calories to meet energy expenditure during intense exertion in extreme cold conditions, limiting sodium and protein content to reduce the risk of dehydration in arctic environments. The sodium content is 5 grams per ration.
How Do I Eat a RCW?
The individual prepares the food. If all components are hydrated, the water requirement is 90 ounces. Fuel tablets for water heating in a canteen cup are supplied separately.
How long will an RCW last?
The shelf life is a minimum of 3 years at 80 degrees F.