The Meal, Ready-to-Eat, Individual, is one of three types of meals included in a simplified feeding system that commanders may use interchangeably, depending on prevailing tactical and logistical conditions. This meal is designed for issue to individuals and used to feed troops at times when it is impractical to provide either unit or small group messing. An engineer design test of the Meal, Ready-to-Eat, Individual, was conducted by the Field Evaluation Agency during the period 10 February through 24 April 1964 to determine the performance of prototype menus 1, 4, and 6 of the individual meals in relation to their acceptability, utility and concept of use. Experimental and standard menus were evaluated under both normal use and accelerated use conditions. Measures were obtained of such factors as troop acceptability of meals and components, durability of packaging, utility of a combination carton-stove provided with each meal, and air delivery capability.