When I started doing prepping for food I was pretty obsessed about getting a box of mres. I dont know if it was a "coolness" factor, or maybe the fact that they last for so long but when I started getting down to business with the food preps, a box of mres is very expensive. I bought a box for 80 bucks and could buy quite a bit of can food for the same 80$. I then started putting together my own mres, and getting a pouch of tuna or chichen breast, along with a pouch of mashers or rice, throw in a couple tea or powered beverage and a granola bar and your good to go. I like the idea of the "real" mres having such a long life, especially since I keep them in the fridge, but price is a real issue. I have also stocked up on the mountainhouse foods which run 6 bucks, they are suppose to feed 2 people(probably 2 small portions, but many think that they have a great taste to them, and they are super light and last for 15+ years which is excellent. I guess its good to have a variety. Any thoughts.....do any of you have preferences toward one type of food over another?