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by Horsesoldier
Fri May 10, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: U.S. Jimmy Dean
Replies: 10
Views: 17755

Re: U.S. Jimmy Dean

I don't know why they call this thing as "Jimmy Dean". It is not similiar to other military rations. But this is issued to U.S. Soldiers. When they first showed up (late? 90s), the sandwich component was made by the Jimmy Dean company -- I think either turkey or ham w/cheese on a hamburger type bun...
by Horsesoldier
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Ukrainian new ration of a NATO standard
Replies: 30
Views: 12555

Re: Ukrainian new ration of a NATO standard

And now I know where all the surplus ACU uniforms we have went to . . .
by Horsesoldier
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Who just bought 2 New Zealand rations on eBay?
Replies: 4
Views: 2011

Re: Who just bought 2 New Zealand rations on eBay?

I bid on one. Did not fight the good fight as the price went up.
by Horsesoldier
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: 1993 Brown Bag Corned Beef Hash
Replies: 10
Views: 5630

Re: 1993 Brown Bag Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash and particle board Oatmeal Cookie Bar in one review . . . makes me both nostalgic and hungry. Amazing to see how well that MRE held up. I enlisted in '93, I think it was in overall better condition than I am . . .
by Horsesoldier
Tue May 05, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Swedish peacekeepers demand additional rations
Replies: 7
Views: 4974

Re: Swedish peacekeepers demand additional rations

MREs and their counterparts aren't intended for protracted feeding, both in terms of cost and palatability, so there'd always be a need for some sort of hot A's. If the UN's claim the daily food ration was 3900 calories, it sounds like the cooking or ingredients (or both) were badly substandard befo...
by Horsesoldier
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: PackIt Gourmet Meals
Replies: 4
Views: 3562

Re: PackIt Gourmet Meals

Dehydrated, water required, for their meals -- if you're familiar with Hawk Vittles, they're sort of a similar niche and product format. Relatively small operation, producing more interesting or at least different options to Mountain House and the other big backpacking food places. (This niche marke...
by Horsesoldier
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: PackIt Gourmet Meals
Replies: 4
Views: 3562

Re: PackIt Gourmet Meals

I really like the Packit Gourmet meals, use them as a change of pace from Mountain House when hiking.
by Horsesoldier
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: Menu No. 4 Country Captain Chicken full review WITH PICTURES
Replies: 14
Views: 8667

Re: Menu No. 4 Country Captain Chicken full review WITH PICT

I wanted to like it -- it's supposed to be a variation on chicken curry (and supposed to be served over white rice, which is why Natick included noodles instead in the MRE :?: ), but the execution of the MRE version just missed some aspect of what should be a winner.
by Horsesoldier
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: New US Ration I've Never Seen Before On Ebay!
Replies: 6
Views: 3288

Re: New US Ration I've Never Seen Before On Ebay!

Look like they are new this year? Seems like a pretty good idea in both the Hot and Arctic/High Altitude versions. Complete agreement on the eBay price being ridiculous for what it is.
by Horsesoldier
Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: The deeper I dig......
Replies: 6
Views: 3937

Re: The deeper I dig......

The Joy of Field Rations blog is really great -- I just wish the author would post some more recipes. I've tried some of the recipes there and have to say some were great and some . . . acquired tastes. As for the matches going away, that's fairly odd. Probably is an artifact of a decade + of war in...