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PostSat Jan 02, 2016 1:59 pm 
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...for a 3 week test of MRE meals


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PostSat Jan 02, 2016 3:21 pm 
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This sounds like a bad deployment...  The stomach of steel wouldnt be the issue... you'd need a toilet of steel though.
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PostSat Jan 02, 2016 5:27 pm 
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A buddy of mine's father served in France during WWI -- at one low point in the uglieness of trench warfare the only rations his outfit had for several months was a canned meat product resembling SPAM (SPAM was introduced in 1937)

MREs seem like a breeze compared to that.
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PostSat Jan 02, 2016 5:37 pm 
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Whoa.. theyre deffinitley leaps and bounds from that!  The new stuff doesnt taste half bad (Most of the time).
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PostSat Jan 02, 2016 8:50 pm 
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dunno what the new mre's are but had lrrp's in 65 and the current mre's in 71..both tasted like chiken,,,,,har har har
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PostSat Jan 02, 2016 9:45 pm 
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RandyHiker wrote:
a canned meat product resembling SPAM

Sounds like "bully beef"
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PostSat Jan 02, 2016 10:28 pm 
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As the saying goes, "an arm lives on its belly."   Food improvements, I'm sure, would always be welcome.  Although, what if the food improved so much that...

"Sir, they are shelling us."
"Darn the torpedos!  Wait 'till I finish my chicken phad thai!"

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PostThu Jan 07, 2016 6:35 pm 
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MRE' are a lot better than 1954 c-rats. Eaten in 1977.
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PostSun Jan 10, 2016 11:12 pm 
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As a result of this thread I busted out and tested my 1985 MRE's! All edible but not very fun. The bread products were the worst. Oh yeah one of four tabascos had dried up. Rule of thumb? Salt and sugar are preservatives! Without those two ingredients, the multi syllable chemicals just don't get it done. As a result of this test, I feel that any MRE's newer than 1990 would be okay.

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PostMon Jan 11, 2016 8:03 am 
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Gonna need some stooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooole softeners!   moon.gif  doh.gif  lol.gif  dizzy.gif  shakehead.gif  winksmile.gif  agree.gif  hockeygrin.gif

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PostSun Mar 13, 2016 12:27 pm 
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Other nation's milatary's have adopted the basic sealed retort food preservation system MRE's are based on.

Has anyone tried them? Better?
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