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by RockyRaab
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Tips for civilian consumption vs. health
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Tips for civilian consumption vs. health

As to your #1 question, retail sellers are simply ignoring the law. It is illegal to sell them commercially. I don't think a single case has ever been prosecuted, though. So, they're just taking what is apparently a very small risk.
by RockyRaab
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Civilian Destroyed After Eating MREs For 21 Days
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Civilian Destroyed After Eating MREs For 21 Days

Yup, spot on. MREs are not a sustainable diet, even for soldiers burning massive amounts of calories each day. They are only one step above survival rations - and a small step at that. They are absolutely not appropriate for a millennial couch potato.
by RockyRaab
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: FEMA auctions off more than 34,000 unused meals in Puerto Rico as their expiration date nears
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: FEMA auctions off more than 34,000 unused meals in Puerto Rico as their expiration date nears

I suppose someone has to ask the fundamental question: If they have that many unused meals in PR, why are they still sending more there? More to the point, if people there are starving, why are there any unused meals?
by RockyRaab
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Fair price for 2014-16 inspection date MRE cases?
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Fair price for 2014-16 inspection date MRE cases?

All I can add is that current issue 2018 production MREs in the Commissary are now $9 each or $108 per case.
by RockyRaab
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Got a Brand New one today!
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Got a Brand New one today!

Was at the Commissary and had to look at the MRE/TOTM rack. Right there in front was a 2018 Menu 20 Hash Brown Potatoes with Bacon, Pepper, and Onions from Ameriqual. Date code is 8047. Score! I have lots of others to eat up first because I eat them in date rotation, usually. But I have a fishing tr...
by RockyRaab
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Cheap MREs located in NC
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Cheap MREs located in NC

Bought, donated, or stolen makes no difference. Commercial sale is prohibited.
by RockyRaab
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Cheap MREs located in NC
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Cheap MREs located in NC

I don't know of anyone ever being prosecuted for it, but commercial sale is illegal.
by RockyRaab
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Why do you eat?
Replies: 22
Views: 957

Re: Why do you eat?

Some of us were in the military and ate rations regularly. So for us there's a nostalgia element.

I use rations as lunch when I'm fishing. A hot meal aboard a boat is a luxury, doubly so when the boat is a small kayak.
by RockyRaab
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Where has the Tabasco gone?
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: Where has the Tabasco gone?

The bottles were heavy, leaky, and probably quite expensive. Packets of all kinds of hot sauce can be bought from any fast food chain supply by the bazillion. And variety is good.
by RockyRaab
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE 2019 Menus
Replies: 20
Views: 7126

Re: MRE 2019 Menus

The problem (as always) is that you have a taste memory of real goulash, but the MRE version is going to come up short of that. WAY short. It'll be bland, with that heavy preservative and plastic flavor, served up with hot and cold spots from a half-ass FRH, and in a puny serving size.