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.