MREs vs. Freeze Dried
When it comes to backpacking, you want lightweight food that requires minimal preparation and tastes great.
Meals, Ready to Eat (MREs)
Pros: Comparatively light weight (no accessories required / high calorie count), pre-cooked, ultra durable, water resistant, wide range of menus
Cons: Small amount of water required to heat meal, if desired.
Cons: Stove, stove fuel, and water required (extra weight); limited in variety and taste