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by OtisRNeedleman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: PORK-FREE MRE
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: PORK-FREE MRE

Thanks! Very interesting. Never realized some countries wouldn't allow pork products into the country, even if for US use only.
by OtisRNeedleman
Mon May 14, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Ration historical items in Korea
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Ration historical items in Korea

Thanks! Two tours in Korea here.
by OtisRNeedleman
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: The 9 Foods That ISIS Fighters Eat
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: The 9 Foods That ISIS Fighters Eat

I believe I'd desert if I had to eat such food all the time.
by OtisRNeedleman
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: B@stards opened my cinnamon bun :/
Replies: 14
Views: 1704

Re: B@stards opened my cinnamon bun :/

I said a Terminator quote to a buddy and he had no idea. A guy who doesn't watch TV or movies. Sad. He's an audiophile, you have eyes. Use them. I have the Internet and DVDs so I have access to things I WANT to watch, just no TV by choice. I could probably look up that border control show too but I...
by OtisRNeedleman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: How often do you eat rations?
Replies: 25
Views: 2754

Re: How often do you eat rations?

Had a TOTM a couple of weeks ago, the chicken and vegetables. Pretty good overall. Ate the loose one, have a case of TOTMs still in the box. First ration I have eaten in a very long time. Am thinking about shipping my son a case of TOTMs. They live in Santa Barbara, which had the fires and now diggi...
by OtisRNeedleman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Meal, Flight, Feeding, Individual?
Replies: 17
Views: 2278

Re: Meal, Flight, Feeding, Individual?

My flying days ended 10 years before those came out. In my time, there was a Flight Kitchen in Base Ops and they made up meals that came in white shoe boxes. Two pieces of cold fried chicken, two sandwiches, two hard-boiled eggs, two cartons of milk, and cookies or candy, plus accessories. A FULL s...
by OtisRNeedleman
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: California Fires Evacuation
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: California Fires Evacuation

We're up the coast from the fires. Smoke added colors to sunrise yesterday. Fires are between my kids and their families. One lives north of the Ventura fire, other lives south of the Malibu-area fire.
by OtisRNeedleman
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chow Hall details (Menus/planning)?
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Chow Hall details (Menus/planning)?

When I was enlisted in the 70's, at various times ate in both Air Force and Army chow halls. At that time AF chow halls were a cut above what the Army provided. I often ate in my room or downtown instead of dining at the Army chow hall at the Defense Language Institute. At that time (74-75) the Army...
by OtisRNeedleman
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: USMC ration documents
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: USMC ration documents

No idea has anyone read any of these: but the first of the documents i found included stipulations and regulations for chow hall menu items including this interesting snippet 5. Not more than one gas-forming cooked vegetable such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and dried beans a...
by OtisRNeedleman
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Meal, Quick Serve 6 Man
Replies: 22
Views: 3623

Re: Meal, Quick Serve 6 Man

Two things I noticed here: 1) Definitely uses a lot of MCI components, or components from group ration kits. Whoever designed this might have a great idea from the 5-in-1 ration before. 2) Bears resemblance to a very early UGR dinner ration, minus the self heaters or tray ration heaters. I'm going ...