(5) The MCW is packed in white camouflage meal bags and the LRP in a
beige color meal bag.
(6) Each menu provides an average of 1540 kilocalories. The MCW/LRP is
compatible with other operational ration feeding systems like the UGR and the MRE and
can be used as a separate meal especially in cold weather scenarios.
The MCW, if used for three meals, provides the 4500 kilocalories
required for heavy exertion in the extreme cold. Limits on protein and sodium help to
reduce risk of dehydration in cold weather environments.
The LRP is a restricted calorie ration that is approved for use at an
issue of one packet per man per day for up to 10 days.
(7) An average of 34 ounces of water is needed to hydrate the all
components in the menu bag.
(8) The shelf life is a minimum of 3 years at 80F (27C) and 6 months at
100F (38C). Extended shelf life for the entre has been shown in actual storage tests.
A ration weighs 1.0 pound and the case weighs 15 pounds.
c. Additional Information. The MCW/LRP is now available. Stocks of the
original MCW, and LRP will be issued until the stocks are depleted.
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