Thank you very much, UKSeb, for your advice on SevenOceanS. I recently found that SOS rations had micronutrients too, so I thinking of using them instead NRG-5. The reason that I still think of NRG-5 is because they have even more micronutrients than SOS (BP-ER had none, SOS had some, NRG-5 had lots) When I tried NRG-5 and BP-ER I didn’t feel that they make me thirsty, but I ate a single biscuit of each, maybe if I you have more things will change… As I tried, BP-ER were tastier than NRG-5. Looking of SOS is similar to BP-ER so I bet they taste similar (and so, better than NRG-5) The packaging I think is not a problem, as long as all 3 have similar one and they follow military standars. I’m think on “backing” them 3 in the oven, just as the preppared did, just for the benefit of knowledge. Talking about protein and fat, you said “throw in a small pouch of peanut butter”. I don’t want to do this because I don’t know a pouch of peanut butter (or similar tipe of food) with the same expiration date as emergency rations had (I didn’t do the research though) If you know some, I’ll be very grateful if you let me know.