Back to the ramen thing. You don't need water to eat it. But it offers little nutritional value. The good? Eat it dry, and you can take smaller portions. Once it expands in your belly it will make you feel full. The packets inside can be used to make broth. Broth, even cold broth, believe it or not can make you feel wonderful when you are starving. Feeling good is important. Sometimes it is better to feel good than be good. Surviving just to survive sucks.