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by RockyRaab
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE 2019 Menus
Replies: 20
Views: 3482

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.
by RockyRaab
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE 2019 Menus
Replies: 20
Views: 3482

Re: MRE 2019 Menus

It appears that some of those might be discontinued items, and that he numbers them according to his own system, not the official one.
by RockyRaab
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Trail Mix, Recovery
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Trail Mix, Recovery

I make up what I call Four Buck Mix. From the Dollar Store (hence the name) One bag each of Craisins, Peanuts, Tropical dried Fruit, and Corn Nuts. Mix and store in in small ziplocs. Corn nuts go stale and hard pretty quickly, so either eat this quickly or be prepared to toss some of it if it gets i...
by RockyRaab
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Items you wish were mre but never have and or never will be one
Replies: 20
Views: 553

Re: Items you wish were mre but never have and or never will be one

Meat other than beef or chicken. Lamb, duck, goat, ostrich, turkey, fish, eel, sardines...SOMETHING else. And genuine vegetables as a heatable side.

And a Mylar-lined insulated bag to hold pouches and heater while heating up.
by RockyRaab
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Prices Up Again
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Prices Up Again

And we were earning $800 a month.
by RockyRaab
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Prices Up Again
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Prices Up Again

In my local base commissary yesterday, I noticed that the price of a new, current issue MRE is now $9.07, up about fifty cents from last year. I didn't check the TOTM price, but they're probably up as well. Last year they were $4.69 so now they're probably right at $5. That brings the case price of ...
by RockyRaab
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Favorite LRP/RCW main?
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: Favorite LRP/RCW main?

I ate my last LRRP (as it was called back then) in early 1971. So it's hardly relevant to comment today. The one most prominent memory, though, is of a chili meal that I didn't let hydrate long enough. It deserved the description of "mud and rocks" because the beans were still hard. Can't imagine ea...
by RockyRaab
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Morale: All Hail The Pizza MRE
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Morale: All Hail The Pizza MRE

Misleading title, change of of topic in mid-article, and significant errors of fact.

Yup, that's today's "journalism."

How she managed to miss throwing in a climate change claim and an anti-conservative remark is a shock.
by RockyRaab
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Morale: All Hail The Pizza MRE
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Morale: All Hail The Pizza MRE

Interesting article, but the writer believes that MREs are freeze-dried. And the bulk of the article is about Chinese rations.
by RockyRaab
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Favorite MRE menu
Replies: 25
Views: 1410

Re: Favorite MRE menu

That Chicken Tomato Feta was probably the most divisive one ever. At least half hated it. About the only one I rated awful was the Chicken Fajita, because the "extruded from paste" chicken chunks were more like erasers than meat. I like all the rest that I've had. Most of us love the chili options a...