An MRE found in DayZ

Inventory Slots: 1
Effect(s) on Player:
  • + 800 Blood
  • Relieving Hunger
Duration: Instant
Location(s): Everywhere
Rarity: Uncommon



"Meal Ready-to-Eat"
— In-game description

An MRE, or Meal, Ready-to-Eat, is a consumable item that is found as loot in DayZ.

The MRE is another food item similar to Canned Food, but more like Animal Meat as it replenishes 800 Blood when consumed, it of course also satisfies hunger.

MREs have a 2.78% chance of spawning in Residential, Industrial and Military loot spawns such as houses, tool sheds and hangers, as well as Deer Stands.

It is recommended that the player has at least two MREs or other food items in their inventory or backpack at any one time, either for sustainment or for replenishing Blood.

MREs that are present will serve as a good all-round consumable as it replenishes hunger, thirst and blood since it provides food and drinks like their real life counterparts.

Real lifeEdit

The MRE or Meal, Ready-to-Eat is used by militaries to feed their troops when proper facilities are not available.

They can contain an assortment of goods like spaghetti, soup, chicken and drinks like juice or water. The MREs can be a full course meal with a main & side dish and/or dessert.


  • The in-game model is the MRE is very large, but it only takes up a single inventory slot.

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