FEMA needs another 1 Million MRE’s due to Hurricane Isaac – tomorrow

James Smith, Contributor
Activist Post

Due to Hurricane Isaac landfall and subsequent stalling, the Department of Homeland Security finds that they need 1,100,000 low sodium MRE’s to cope with the sudden demand.

And they literally need them tomorrow.

The shipment date is set for 1 September 2012. From the solicitation:

FEMA requires Reduced Sodium Meals. All meals must be shelf stable, self-heating, and include an entrée along with additional meal components that can be consumed either as part of the meal or reserved for a supplemental snack. The meals should provide a variety of nutrient dense foods that reflect the basic food groups. Saturated and trans fats, sodium and added sugars should be limited. Nuts are NOT to be included due to diverticulitis and allergy conditions. Meal components should be appropriate for consumption by the full range of disaster survivors including children and seniors (65 years and older). Each case shall include at least six varieties of entrée meal. All meals/kits must have 30-36 months long shelf-life remaining upon delivery. No beverages or drink mixes required. Meals should include: utensil package, napkin, salt and pepper, and salt free seasoning packet.

These are not fancy meals.

They are simple MRE that can be purchased by US citizens through a variety of sources.

Nutritional Requirements for “Commercial Meals” 

Maximum calories: 1460 per meal

Minimum calories: 1050 per meal 

Saturated Fat: 13 grams or less 

Trans Fat Between: 0 -1 gram per meal 

Total Fat: 47 grams or less 

Sodium range: 685mg up to 1570mg 

Nutritional Requirements for “Reduced Sodium Meals” 

Maximum calories: 1200 per meal 

Minimum calories: 1050 per meal 

Saturated Fat: 13 grams or less 

Trans Fat: Between 0 -1 gram per meal 

Total Fat: 47 grams or less.

However, in the past 30 days, FEMA has already requested MRE’s three times, for a total of 19,123,704 meals. Solicitation Numbers HSFE70-12-R-0019, HSFE70-12-R-0060, HSFE70-12-R-0081

This only underscores the need for individual citizens to prepare for disasters at the family level. If a apocalyptic event strikes America, there will be no one to help us. We would be on our own.

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This article first appeared at Prepper Podcast Radio Network.

Read other articles by James Smith HERE.

James is a father of four and grandfather to four. He and his wife of almost 30 years have been prepping since 2003. They live in a small town, with neighbors as close as 10 feet away and have raised chickens for 2 years covertly on less than 1/5 of an acre. He is a former corrections officer, insurance fraud investigator, and he served in the Navy for 6 years. He currently works for a corporation dealing with the disabled population and their benefits. He is the host of The Covert Prepper show and the Prepper Podcast Radio Network News, both heard on Blogtalk Radio.

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