MRE's - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
June 1st, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
I'm asking this in all seriousness, do the French MRE equivalents have alcohol in them? I'm curious because one of our sergeants swears up and down they do.
June 1st, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
one of the most abused systems in the military system is the long term issuance of field rations like the MRE.

The MRE is intended to be a short duration type meal. system..intended for supplementing the regular ration thats supposed to come from the field kitchen. You arent supposed to eat these type meals for long durations at a time say like a week...2 weeks... 3 weeks or the whole campaign ad nauseam.

Yes it says Meal, Ready to Eat. It contains everything a person involved in combat would need in regards to calories needed to fight, run, build, knock down ect. Yes they have very tempting and tasty entrees...but they still effect people when eaten under non-combat conditions. Lots of calories..tendency to lodge and stay in the colon...and they require that you swallow at least one quart canteen of water with each meal, in order for it to digest properly.

One time, i ate five meals, one right after the other, to win a bet. Now these were the first of the MRE meals issued...dry meat patties and pork patties...i just about died.

I m not saying they are bad...im saying that they are overused. I had to eat them one time for 2 weeks straight...and ill tell you it was a screaming nitemare when i was finally able to...relieve myself.

I feel thats why they get a bad rep sometimes...its just overuse
June 1st, 2004  
Nero
 
I love MREs, I think my favorite was the chicken rice stuff, with tabasco... mm mmm good!
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Boots
June 2nd, 2004  
Pogue
 
HOLY CRAP 45 BUCKS A CASE! oh man this is perfect for my all day hunting excursions...Ruck sack, 3 MRE's, ammo, rifle..sweeeeeeeeeeeet
June 2nd, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
Our NJROTC unit uses them our summer field exercises. They aren't bad...not bad at all and a lot easier than cooking.
June 2nd, 2004  
Pogue
 
Does anyone else not use those heater dealies except to make MRE bombs?

by the time we get to unruck and get some chow, Im' starving, so I usually just rip open the sucker and chow down.
June 2nd, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
We had one genius decide that he was special and could make a whole meal during a five minute security halt, he got his heater pack going and the order to ruck up came and he decided to cram the whole thing in his cargo pocket. In Kentucky. In June.
June 2nd, 2004  
Pogue
 
O....M...G
June 2nd, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
poor soul...
June 2nd, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redneck
We had one genius decide that he was special and could make a whole meal during a five minute security halt, he got his heater pack going and the order to ruck up came and he decided to cram the whole thing in his cargo pocket. In Kentucky. In June.
Ouch. Does he still have the capability to reproduce? Or, indeed, breathe?