What is it?
The Modular Operational Ration Enhancement (MORE) was developed to augment daily operational rations with additional components tailored to particular environments. There are two types of MORE, one targets high altitude and cold weather while the other is intended for hot weather operations. Warfighters in extreme environments, such as cold weather, high altitude, or elevated temperature, require extra calories beyond the standard operational rations in order to combat weight loss and decreased physical and cognitive abilities. The MORE provides the correct amount of extra calories for these specific environmental scenarios with the right balance of fat, carbohydrate, and protein. By augmenting the MRE™ or FSR™ with additional calories and nutrients, the Warfighter is capable of performing at maximum capacity in extreme environments. The MORE is not a replacement to the MRE™ or FSR™; it is a scientifically balanced addition that ensures peak performance in even the most austere battlefield locations.
What is in it?
MORE components are calorically dense and carry a balance of carbohydrates, caffeine, electrolytes, vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids. The MORE includes food components that are essential to improving the mental and physical abilities of Warfighters in demanding, extreme conditions.
How do I eat it?
The MORE-High Altitude/Cold Weather and MORE-Hot Weather are composed of developmental and commercial items, including caffeinated pudding, energy gels, carbohydrate-enhanced beverages, First Strike™ bars, carbohydrate-dense nut mixes, crackers, caffeinated gum and Zapplesauce®. Drink powders are issued in easy-to-use pouches hour-glass pouches.
How long will it last?
The MORE has a shelf life of 1,100 days at 80°F.
How can I get it?
The National Stock Number for a case of MORE- HIGH ALTITUDE (24 per case) is 8970-01-581-2505. The National Stock Number for a case of MORE- HOT (24 per case) is 8970-01-599-4327. The point of contact is (215) 737-5648, DSN 444-5648.
The MORE is not a ration nor a meal, but an enhancement to a ration which can be used in the field or during training exercises.
CONUS - 7 to 10 BUSINESS days
Hawaii & Alaska - 45-60 days
OCONUS - 60 to 90 days