MCW and LRRP rations are the same thing , with different color packaging . Both are Mountain house , just repackaged for the military . I picked up a case of LRPs , there is more food in a smaller package , compared to the same mains you get at the store , same menu . The military version I find better , because it has more food in smaller package . Just break down the MCW or LRP to the mains , and what you like in the rest of the meal , toss the rest .