I say follow the directions because it's a bit of a puzzle to put the thing together. Here's the bag it all comes in:
Essentially, you take the foil food bag, and put it into the green back with the heater, add 3oz or water or so, and then fold the bag up and put it back in the cardboard box, and tilt it up on end like I'm doing here on this red colored tray, and leave it for 10-15 minutes. It get's hot! Afterwards, take the bag out, tear open the top and eat with the spoon. The foil bag acts as a 'bowl' of sorts.. you don't even need a plate, really.
|Food back in the box|
|Peanut butter and crackers are a high protein and carb addition, apparently.|
|This stuff is just like what you buy as drink mix in the store, except a bit more maltodextrin, I think...|
|The mix didn't really wanna mix in all the way...|
|A view into the bag with the heater...|
|And the heater itself, after use. Helpfully, they tell you not to eat this part...|