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Congratulations to Phil and Paul who broke the world record after driving 10 000 miles from London to Cape Town in a Fiat Panda . We are pleased that Action Pack played a small part in this achievement.                                    ACTION PACK helped break the Women's world record duration record gas balloon flight during the Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennet race this year.  Time spent in flight was 69 hours and 22 minutes. They used Action Pack during the flight to give themselves a morale boosting hot meal. Janet Folkes and Ann Webb took off from Geneva and landed in Toledo, Spain.     

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How The Pack Works

Flameless Ration Heaters (FRHs) are targeted for use in military operational ration packs and Hot Pack/Action Pack self-heating meals.

Flameless Ration Heaters, emerged in the early 1990s to heat soldiers MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) in operational and training situations. ‘MRE’ is the name given to a sealed, ready to eat meal, packed into an aluminum retort pouch. The advantages of these pouched meals are that they have a long shelf life (three or more years ‘Best Before’ date from production). They are compact, easy to pack into military ration packs, your jacket or backpacks and take up less storage space than tins. The food pouches can be kept in a cool, dry place until required, with no refrigeration needed. Hot Pack Meals are not dehydrated, but are tasty, wholesome, and ready cooked, which are sterile until opened.

Flameless Ration Heaters are activated with a small amount of water, a sachet of which is provided separately with Hot Pack® and Action Pack® Self-Heating Meals.
An exothermic reaction then takes place, with heat and steam rapidly released. Inside 10-12 minutes a piping hot, delicious tasting meal is ready to be eaten straight out of the pouch, or in the case of Hot Pack®, poured into the dish provided. Cutlery, serviette, salt and pepper are all included for the convenience of the user.

Hot Pack® and Action Pack® have been available since 1995 and in addition to military customers, users include; police, fire, ambulance and search and rescue services in the UK, Europe and around the world.

Corporations, aid agencies, government departments, councils and TV journalists overseas use Hot Pack®. Sailors, walkers, bikers, cyclists, motor and motorcycle sports fans, plus a wide range of others who like the convenience of having a delicious hot meal.

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Hot Pack™ FAQs


What is the shelf life?


Three years from production, stored in a cool, dry area. This is a "best before" date.


What is the weight of the pack?


The Hot Pack weighs about 480g and the Action Pack about 425g.