Datrex emergency water pouches are a great alternative to water rations or water storage. Datrex water pouches have a 5 year shelf life. Ours have a MFG date: 04/2015 C2, Lot No: 539, and Expire 04/2020. Approvals with US Coast Guard No. 160.026/55/0, 9028 BV/MCA. Great for campers, hikers, hunters, survivalist, and military.