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by mjwise
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: please share DEALS on shelf stable food
Replies: 27
Views: 10366

Re: please share DEALS on shelf stable food

CheaperThanDirt has some rare HDRs in stock: http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/MRE-175 I bought one and the pack date is an incredible 5/15/12 ! I've never seen any contract production so fresh before in my life. The packer is Ameriqual and the box was in mint, sealed condition. If you ever wan...
by mjwise
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE Biscuits
Replies: 15
Views: 7140

Re: MRE Biscuits

I had one of these last night - pretty good, but I won't pick up a case because of the silly high trans fat content of these biscuits.
by mjwise
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: 1986 MRE review
Replies: 8
Views: 3767

Re: 1986 MRE review

Great review...not sure if I would have eaten that entree even when it was new though. :)

I'm impressed with the FD peaches though. Most reviews of the 1980's FD fruit nowadays tend to comment that the fruit has no flavor anymore!
by mjwise
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: Ameriqual APack - 9120 - Pasta with Garden Vegetables
Replies: 2
Views: 2579

Re: Ameriqual APack - 9120 - Pasta with Garden Vegetables

Great review, thanks for the pictures! Ameriqual A-Pack meals I'd only ever consider a last resort in a bug-in or wait-it-out style disaster where you're not going to be exerting yourself as much. They're rather low on calories and protein when compared to USGI meals. Another downside factor for th...
by mjwise
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: Ameriqual APack - 9120 - Pasta with Garden Vegetables
Replies: 2
Views: 2579

Ameriqual APack - 9120 - Pasta with Garden Vegetables

Hello all, I picked a half-set of 6 mispacked APacks from theepicenter last year. Turns out my "mispacked" meal (a Pasta with Garden Vegetables in Tomato Sauce) from the lot was one that was quite a bit older than the others, with the outer pouch showing 9120 and all the inner retorts being older th...
by mjwise
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: What Is this Ration?
Replies: 11
Views: 5692

Re: What Is this Ration?

A pineapple pound cake is one of the items of MRE. http://www.troopsupport.dla.mil/subs/support/qapubs/appa/index.asp Table M Component & Classification List. http://www.troopsupport.dla.mil/subs/support/qapubs/appa/table-m.pdf Please see the page 3. Isn't there any printing other than a roll stamp...
by mjwise
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: some unknown Ration Items
Replies: 8
Views: 4152

Re: some unknown Ration Items

I would not bother with the cheese spreads - they are going to be well past disgusting by now. The nut cakes MAY be okay. Some people report rancid nuts, and others report cakes as fresh as the day they were made. I think there would be a few people on this forum very interested in the nut cakes and...
by mjwise
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: some unknown Ration Items
Replies: 8
Views: 4152

Re: some unknown Ration Items

Fruitcake is DoP 1983. (It was in Menu #9 of MRE I-V) It was off the MRE menus by 1988. Orange nut cake is DoP 1982 - again, long gone from the MRE menu by 1992. Maple nut cake is DoP 1989. The balance of the nut cake production ended around 1993 and was replaced with the pound cakes then. My guess ...
by mjwise
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE XXXII
Replies: 6
Views: 4066

MRE XXXII

Haven't seen it posted here yet, but here are the menus for MRE XXXII (2012) http://www.troopsupport.dla.mil/subs/support/specs/acrs/m032.pdf Too many small changes for me to summarize without taking all night - lots of menus switched places too. New entrees: Mexican style chicken stew, asian beef s...
by mjwise
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: 2009 Australian PR1M Menu B
Replies: 23
Views: 10008

Re: 2009 Australian PR1M Menu B

Wow, great review!! That certainly looks like a day's worth of food. I love the tube food that the Australian rations come with. Chocolate cream in a tube - yum. I wish they sold that sort of thing at retail everywhere. Are the fruit grains like little bits of fruit leather from your description? Fr...