In reply to The Norris:
I've tried a few different packaged meals for events, etc. On last year's Saunders I used the Adventure Foods meals (green packaging). I found they hydrated well, tasted decent and weren't over salted (which is how I found the Mountain House meals).
On the previous year, we used super noodles in spicy tomato soup with some chorizo and a couple of pittas. Had loads of food due to repackaging prior to packing.
I have to say, the Adventure Foods one was very palatable, didn't require any washing of pan/mug and allowed for a smaller cooking system.